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1852 William B.D. Simmons - now available!

PostSun Mar 22, 2020 8:18 pm

We are pleased to release the 1852 Simmons for HW5:
http://www.evensongmusic.net/?page_id=3113

Introductory price $99 through March 31st, $129 thereafter

Memory requirements:
16-bit compressed 1.7gb
24-bit compressed 3.3gb

An impulse response is included, recorded at the rear of the venue - we suggest varying the wet percentage (I find I prefer 35-50%).

Best to all!
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Re: New Sample Set - 1852 William B.D. Simmons

PostTue Mar 24, 2020 9:35 pm

Purchased and enjoying it!

A small note: It seems some of the releases on the Swell tremmed Open Diapason are noticeably louder than the sustain part of the pipe samples. The sustain part is a lot quieter than without trem. That can be adjusted so the sustains match between tremmed and not, but then the tremmed release is very loud.

Don't know that I've ever used a tremmed Open, so no big deal...
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Re: New Sample Set - 1852 William B.D. Simmons

PostTue Mar 24, 2020 10:36 pm

mnailor wrote:Purchased and enjoying it!

A small note: It seems some of the releases on the Swell tremmed Open Diapason are noticeably louder than the sustain part of the pipe samples. The sustain part is a lot quieter than without trem. That can be adjusted so the sustains match between tremmed and not, but then the tremmed release is very loud.

Don't know that I've ever used a tremmed Open, so no big deal...


Fist of all, thanks for your purchase, and glad you’re enjoying the set.

Secondly, it’s always polite to first send any bugs you find to the developer rather than posting then publicly to a forum... I tend to refrain from that myself unless said developer ignores me and refuses to fix things...

We really don’t want users to be de facto beta testers, but sometimes things do slip through.... email us, we’ll look into it (we are releasing a fix shortly to deal with some minor issues).

Thanks in advance,
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Re: New Sample Set - 1852 William B.D. Simmons

PostTue Mar 24, 2020 10:44 pm

I apologize. I didn't know that.
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Re: New Sample Set - 1852 William B.D. Simmons

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 1:37 am

Really enjoying this set! I find it to be very beautiful for Mendelssohn, Wesley, etc. Tonally it's likely very much like some of the instruments Mendelssohn would have encountered in England. Back in the 70s, Thomas Murray did a beautiful recording of three of the Mendelssohn Sonatas on the Simmons in East Boston (and the other three on the Hook in Jamaica Plain).

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Re: New Sample Set - 1852 William B.D. Simmons

PostThu Mar 26, 2020 11:27 pm

david515mi wrote:Really enjoying this set! I find it to be very beautiful for Mendelssohn, Wesley, etc. Tonally it's likely very much like some of the instruments Mendelssohn would have encountered in England. Back in the 70s, Thomas Murray did a beautiful recording of three of the Mendelssohn Sonatas on the Simmons in East Boston (and the other three on the Hook in Jamaica Plain).

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Glad you’re enjoying it, David.

Those Murray recordings were some of the favorites of my youth. Wish I actually had them (I checked out the records from the library!)
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PostFri Mar 27, 2020 10:03 am

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Re: New Sample Set - 1852 William B.D. Simmons

PostMon Mar 30, 2020 4:47 pm

Just a reminder tomorrow is the last day of the introductory price - thanks to the many who have already purchased (we had to order more activation codes! :lol: )
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