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J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby OAM » Sat May 19, 2012 2:36 pm

Dear Hauptwerkians,
OAM is happy to announce the completion of the Arlesheim Johann Andreas Silbermann sample set.

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The DVD set includes three DVDs and a 16-page booklet (English and German version) with many (some historic) images and detailed information about J.A. Silbermann, church, instrument and restoration history.
http://www.organartmedia.com/en/silbermann-metzler.html

The French style organ of Arlesheim – the only Silbermann instrument remaining in Switzerland – currently comprises 36 stops, divided over three manuals (Great, Choir, Echo) and Pedal. German influences include the full compass 16-foot Pedal and certain stops such as the Sifflet 1‘.

Silbermann‘s later works, which include this instrument, have Mixtures with a higher composition causing them to sound brighter and sharper. J. A. Silbermann expanded the concept of the French half-compass Echo division to include the full compass by adding a Fagott 8‘ to the bass along with a Prestant, Nazard and Doublette. The treble is comprised of a Cornet composé.

A landmark restoration and reconstruction of the instrument, along with additions to the Pedal division, took place in 1959-1962 by the Swiss Metzler company. Additional work followed in 1981-2005.

The Arlesheim organ is currently considered the most important work of Johann Andreas Silbermann and allows the interpretation of most European Baroque and early Romantic organ literature.
This famous organ is especially well-known by the complete Bach recordings of Lionel Rogg/CH in 1970. The church has a wonderful warm and rich acoustics with up to 5 s reverberation.

A lot of mostly live played sound demos is already available on the ConcertHall site, please search for "silbermann-metzler"
http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/home/browse

Technical details:
HW3/4 version
Samples 24-bit, 48 kHz
Multi-loops (up to 9)
3 Release layers (short, medium, long attack)
Original tremulant samples for all ranks (except Bourdon16, Fourniture and Cymbale)
Display: 1280*1024
Memory requirements:
Standard 4500 MB (16-bit compressed, all loops) up to 7900 MB (24-bit compressed, all loops)

Several display modes: Full console, optimized single touch page, dual monitor touch pages
http://www.organartmedia.com/en/silberm ... r/135.html

The following features can be activated/configured (extended mode) and deactivated (default authentic mode) by control switches
- Extended compasses (invisible): Manuals: C-f3, Pedal: C-f1

Introductory price until June, 30, 2012:
395.- Euro, (outside EU: 331,93 Euro) , 435.- Euro afterwards
Special offer for customers of the European Master Works Series 375.- (315,13) Euro
(Trost/ Hus-Schnitger/A. Silbermann)

Shipping will start about mid June, order processing and shipping due to sequence of the orders.

Hope, you'll like it
Last edited by OAM on Sat May 19, 2012 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby micdev » Sat May 19, 2012 3:45 pm

This sample set seems very promising. I have been listening to many demos and I really like it. If you want a concert on the Arlrsheim, i created a playlist on contrebombarde. http://www.contrebombarde.com/concertha ... listen/182

Looking forward to playing it live

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Re: J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby OAM » Sat May 19, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks for the play list, nice idea!
Please note, that the recordings don't have the same volume level (Some seem to have been normalized).
So you have to adjust some recording volumes, when listening in sequence.
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Re: J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby Marco » Sat May 19, 2012 5:03 pm

congratulations on finishing this set, I am sure a lot of people here will be interested!

HMaier wrote:- Extended compasses (invisible): Manuals: C-e3, Pedal: C-f1


BTW, the website says manuals C-f3, pedal c-f1
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Re: J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby OAM » Sat May 19, 2012 5:10 pm

Marco wrote:BTW, the website says manuals C-f3, pedal c-f1


Oops, sorry, posting corrected, thanks for the hint!
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Re: J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby Marco » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:45 pm

if you don't mind another small typo report, on the virtual console pictures for the organ on your website the "Larigot" stop is mis-spelled "Largiot"
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Re: J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby OAM » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:51 pm

Thanks for the hint!

This typo error is already corrected in the delivered sample set.
Only the screen shots have to be updated.
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Re: J.A. Silbermann, Arlesheim ready for taking pre-orders

Postby OAM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:09 am

Please don't forget:
The Arlesheim J.A. Silbermann-Metzler intro period ends in three days.
Thanks all for the great feedback so far!
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