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Who has both Steinkirchen and Altenbruch?

Postby adri » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:22 am

The obvious question is: how do they compare.

I have the Altenbruch and wonder if I would benefit significantly from obtaining the Steinkirchen as well?

I once tried Stade it found it too dry. I have Anloo but it’s woefully dry.

I welcome your thoughts.
I like Altenbruch despite its historically grown oddities and limitations
It’s not totally coherent a design but still has lots to offer. I generally find the small reeds all very timid.
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Re: Who has both Steinkirchen and Altenbruch?

Postby Uwe Mahnken » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:01 am

adri wrote:I once tried Stade it found it too dry.

Really? To my taste it is reasonable dry since it reflects the real situation in Stade. Additionally very good for practice.

Are you satisfied with Altenbruch?
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Re: Who has both Steinkirchen and Altenbruch?

Postby adri » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:42 am

Reasonably well satisfied with Altenbruch. I find the sound characteristics between the Rugwerk and the Hauptwerk a little as if they are from different periods. The specification is a bit unusual. I mainly use the Hauptwerk, which has nice stops. The two 8' flues go very well together. The Vox Humana blends nicely. The pedal division is fine. I miss pedal couplers. They could have been added as a compromise. As well as RW-HW coupler.
There is lot of music that goes well here. It's a very appealing organ, but not perfect. STeinirhcne isn't either,r as the 2nd manual is a Brustwerk which gives you automatic limitations.

Wish to know how to assign a software coupler to a MIDI button on my console and have it remembered next time I load the organ. Should be added in next version.

My ideal North-German baroque organ would be something larger, like Martinikerk Groningen, or Hamburg Nicolai or Catharinen. Or a great new organ in that style that sounds old. Bernard Edkes organ in the Waisenhaus in basel (very nice Schnither copy in marvelous acoustics), or the Vater organ in St. Petri in Melle. Or Norden. Tangermunde is nice too but is 17th century. Stralsund also nice, but you would not easily get permission there.
Gernot Wurst supposedly recorded the Hamburg copy in Sweden at Goteborg, but not sure how and when he will publish that, as the organ has sub-semi tones.

I keep dreaming..................
But tell me about pros and cons of Steinkirchen please......
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Re: Who has both Steinkirchen and Altenbruch?

Postby mdyde » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:47 am

adri wrote:Wish to know how to assign a software coupler to a MIDI button on my console and have it remembered next time I load the organ. Should be added in next version.


Hello Adri,

Hauptwerk's 'master couplers' are there for that purpose (although a few sample sets might not fully support them for all divsions). The 'Registration menu: master couplers' section in the Hauptwerk user guide (pages 108-109 in the current v4.2.1 version) covers them.
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Re: Who has both Steinkirchen and Altenbruch?

Postby adri » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:05 am

Sorry for late reply, but thank you Martin for your answer; I figured out; that was actually very easy!

And I got my answer to my original question via private messages.
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Re: Who has both Steinkirchen and Altenbruch?

Postby mdyde » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:10 am

Thanks, Adri.

Glad it helped.
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Re: Who has both Steinkirchen and Altenbruch?

Postby josq » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:03 am

adri wrote: I got my answer to my original question via private messages.


Would you like to share a bit of it?
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