Hauptwerk version of Mijdrecht
For us it was an experiment to create a sampleset. For that reason the knowledgeable organist might have some righteous critics. Due to a misunderstaning we recorded 16 bit samples instead of 24 bit samples, which causes relatively high noise levels in the samples. For a CD recording it is no problem to record with 16 bits, however in Hauptwerk one is able to hear it, beacuse samples are being stacked upon each other. The noise thus created has to be filtered somewhat, which causes a small loss of color in the releases. Also the staccato releases were a bit too long, but because the church does not have much acoustics, this worked out well. Finally we are still working on the windmodel, which will be added later free of charge. Mainly because of the latter the final result does not sound exactly the same as the original organ yet.
Fun with Hauptwerk is that we were able to reconstruct deleted voices for the greater part. We did that by using the existing samples. Of course this is not a guarantee that the sound is exactly the same as the previous version of the organ, but it surely gives a nice impression and offers the organist some extra possibilities. The reconstructed voices (extensions) can be recognized on the computer screen by being underlined.
All in all we hope that this sampleset, especially for the beginning Hauptwerker, may be a valuable asset. Furthermore this is the first Batz organ available in Hauptwerk.
We like to especially thank Fred de Jong of Sygsoft ( www.Hauptwerk.nl ). Without his help we would not have been able to accomplish this!
Loading the sampleset costs about 2,1 GB of main memory in your computer.
Below you find a picture of the computer screen with all the stops: