I take the opportunity to inform you that Utrecht – Dom sample set was just released. This sample set features the 1831 organ of the brothers Bätz. The organ is widely acclaimed for its mild tone and its expressive tremulants which make the instrument really suitable for the romantic style of compositions, especially the Dutch romantic (and post-romantic) music. As I was told, even the great Cavaillé-Coll expressed his admiration for the instrument when he visited Utrecht in 1844.
This time, recording the tremmed ranks was indispensable to preserve the special character of the instrument. Most of the ranks of the Ist and IIIrd manuals are, therefore, included also with the recorded tremmed samples.
The church building is really generous in space. And still, the cathedral is only a fragment of its original size. The great nave was destroyed in past, so only the Choir plus the Transept remains. The ogan is positioned in the back wall of the Transept in the centre. Perhaps because of this position, the sound is rather diffused. This sample set is therefore really very "wet", unlike other sample sets from the Sonus Paradisi collection.
The presentation of the instrument can be reached through our web pages and the orders can be made there as well:http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/d ... model.html
Please note that the sample set is ready for download immediately. However, if shippment of the physical installation media is required, there will be a dealy of 5 bussiness days since the installation media are still being in preparation.