The only real differences between volumes 2+3 to volume 1 (besides having more samples of course) was the wind model settings which were tightened up as many users commented about the volume 1 wind model being a bit too flexible in pitch etc.
Having recently upgraded from Vol1 to vol 2/3 I can say that I am very happy with the organ. Vol 1 has an intermediate presence due to postition of pipework. Vol 2/3 gives the rest of the spread from close to far away sound. The pedal can be wooly, but this seems to be a characteristic of the organ rather than the sample set, and with careful registration, is not a problem in practise. It is a huge and complex organ though!! Firstly it takes some time to get to know all it's characteristics and use them to best advantage. Secondly, It sounds best using multi channel audio, a single stereo mixdown doesn't really do justice to the majesty of the sound. The quality of sampling is very good - but it is a "best seat in the house" sound rather than an "at the console" sound. Despite the cavernous acoustic (? the biggest in hauptwerk?), the organ comes with you when playing fast - the touch is very reponsive - the multi release sampling works well here. The response is even better with the wind modelling turned off!! Perhaps not the ideal organ to learn a piece from scratch, but huge fun to play with familiar music. I find it one of the most natural sounding instruments in my library.
Not to step on a sore toe, but is there a chance that will ever change?
Sounded so much different and more "living" than the Cappell sample set I have in my living room. Finally realized that "it's the wind model, stupid" It's really too bad for US users.
I suppose I need to add a villa in Umbria or an apartment in the Netherlands to my Hauptwerk budget
On U-tube is a very interesting video to see: a recording Hinz sample set with added reverb (with Ambiance).
Everybody can hear the major difference: with reverb added the sound is fantastic real.
Or are the recordings on the Milan site made in equal temperament??
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