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Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby ReinerS » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:22 pm

Dear all,

the long wait is finally over!
The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel is now available!

This organ is one of the major german concert organs in the french romantic style, and with 61 stops it is also the largest french romantic organ yet sampled for Hauptwerk.

You can find all relevant information on my website. The set is available as download (four files totalling around 18GB), DVDs will be available in a few weeks. The download contains both the trial and the licenced version. For the full version a dongle licence update will be required, without that you can only install and run the trial version.

The trial version does contain the FULL sample set in 4-channels with all stops and full compass! We have designed a completely new trial feature allowing you to play completely undisturbed as long as you play with a maximum of five stops drawn on the organ. As soon as you draw more stops the sound will be muted periodically. This allows you to thoroughly evaluate the sample set in a manner that was not possible before.

We hope that you will like this magnificent organ!

Best regards and thank you all for your patience!
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby ludu » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:09 pm

I like very much your new concept of trial version. Congratulations. I will download it!
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby Martijn70 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:01 am

Indeed, very nice concept of the trial version! Also congratulations with the completion of this major project, and even way before Christmas (I wasn't expecting that :D ). Currently downloading, so hopefully I will be able to try it out this week. Thanks again!

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Installation problem

Postby ReinerS » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:24 am

Dear all,

it appears that putting both the trial and the licenced edition into the same package file was not a good idea, Hauptwerk refuses to install disc-1 completely without the dongle upgrade.
I will upload a fixed version of this file within the nex few hours and let you know, when you can redownload disc-1.

My apologies to all who have tried so far!

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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby Martijn70 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:40 am

Dear Reiner,

I just decompressed (not HW install) all the discs without problems. Loading also with no problems. This may be a work around for those who downloaded it already and do not want to download disc1 again.

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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby ReinerS » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:05 am

Dear all,

the problem is now fixed and the new disc-1 file uploaded to the server. If you have already downloaded the old file and you do not feel comfortable with the solution proposed by Martijn (which does work perfectly), please download disc-1 again. The new file does contain the word "trial" in its filename.

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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby seh52 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:10 am

Hi Reiner,
Thanks for offering a sample set of this beautiful organ!
My system has 16 GB of RAM and stereo audio.
Will I get better sound by loading only front channels at 20 bit, or all 4 channels at 16 bit?
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby sesquialtera » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:59 pm

Thanks Reiner for this promising release ...
I put this new sound bank as #1 on my christmas list ... :roll:

I hope we will find the same "pipeloops" feeling-ambiance
than with the Schyven Notre Dame de Laeken,
( I really like this old sound set, despite it is outdated now )
Can we have some audio demos, please ?

Speaking about Notre Dame de Laeken,
Do you intend to re-sample the Schyven organ ?
I think this instrument deserve to be updated with a complete new recording...
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby ReinerS » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:12 pm

seh52 wrote:Hi Reiner,
Thanks for offering a sample set of this beautiful organ!
My system has 16 GB of RAM and stereo audio.
Will I get better sound by loading only front channels at 20 bit, or all 4 channels at 16 bit?
Best,
Stan


Hello Stan,
I think it is very hard to give a general answer to that. Sort of depends on the sensitivity of yourears. I would claim though that in most situations you will not hear the difference between 16bit and 24bit. The most noticeable case is when the sound slowly dies out in the releases with many stops on, then the quantizing noise might add up to a noticeable level.
On the other hand you get the advantage to be able to mix front and rear to adjust the ambience to your linking ;-)

Perhaps the best advice is to just try it out!

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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby organsRgreat » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:35 pm

I love the idea of a trial version which allows one to try all the stops; five are enough to form a balanced chorus. I hope other sample set makers may take up this idea.

When a mixture stop is assigned a definite pitch e.g.

Fourniture IV 2 2/3

does that mean the predominant pitch is 2 2/3, but that others are also present?
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby petervdzwaag » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:06 pm

organsRgreat wrote:When a mixture stop is assigned a definite pitch e.g.

Fourniture IV 2 2/3

does that mean the predominant pitch is 2 2/3, but that others are also present?


No. This only means the lowest pipe on C is 2 2/3'. It's an indication of the mixture compostition.
So in the case of this Fourniture the four pipes on C could be 2 2/3' - 2' - 1 1/3' - 1' (or something different).
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby jharmon » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:28 pm

Dear Reiner,

I seem plagued by slow download speeds, so I have cancelled three attempts to download the trial. Is there any chance of purchasing the trial on a jump drive? Thanks John.
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby organsRgreat » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:24 pm

Thanks petervdzwaag for the explanation – mixtures are a large and complicated subject; I'm glad I don't have to design them! Does “C” here indicate middle C – in which case CC would be “tenor C”, and CCC the bottom note on a five octave manual?
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby adri » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:59 pm

European nomenclature is a little different from American

C = bottom C
c° = tenor c
c' or c1 = middlec
c'' or c2 = the c above middle c
c''' or c3 =one octave higher still
c''''or c4 = the highest c on a 61-note keyboard

For the pedal: C= bottom C, followed by c° and c1

I welcome someone to tell me how Americans write it
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Re: Now released: The 1981 Oberlinger organ of Bonn-Beuel

Postby telemanr » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:14 pm

In America Middle C is usually C4 but some (mostly programers) label it as C3. Unfortunate confusion therefore persists. My tuner lists middle C as 4. And so does Roland as well as Sibelius notation program.
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