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V2.2 Update Bosch-Schnitger organ

PostSun Dec 09, 2007 1:09 pm

Hello all,

V2.2 update for the Bosch-Schnitger organ ready for pre-orders:

Following new features are available:

1) Historical reconstruction/extension of following ranks:
- Hoofdwerk: Rohrfluit 8 VT (1720 F.C. Schnitger rank, Duurswoude organ)

- Hoofdwerk: Vox Humana 8 VT (copy of F.C. Schnitger rank, Alkmaar)

- Hoofdwerk: Bourdon 16 VT (1808 extension by Freytag (F.C. Schnitger school))
This rank was set back to Bourdon 8 by the 1977 restoration. The Rohrfluit 8 VT was removed for unknown reasons and can be found in an organ of Kampen.

The virtual reconstruction, resulting in a much more profound Plenum sound, authorizes the 1808 extension, which was done by the successors of the F.C. Schnitger school.

NOTE: A switch on the control page now enables to select between the 1720 and 1808 state!

2) Extension to three release levels (short, medium, long attack) for original and extended version
The recordings were already done in 2006, but only partially implemented due to memory considerations.

The update now contains 3 release levels for nearly all ranks, resulting in a still more authentic room sound mapping and reduced degree of polyphony.

3) Virtual restoration of Pedal-Bazuin 16
Some pipes of this rank have a significantly delayed attack in reality, which was not liked by some customers.
The update reduces these delays to a acceptable amount (thus being better than the original rank!)

4) Correction of some small loop errors
043-G: P-Octaaf 4
036-C: P-Prestant 8
065-F: RP-Fluit 4

See new version demos
http://www.organartmedia.com/Vollenhove-Demos.html

The organ now has bigger memory requirements.
Nevertheless, the extended version still can be run on a 4 GB system with WIN-XP32, by loading with16-bit, single loop

See
http://www.organartmedia.com/Vollenhove-Reqs.html
for actual memory requirements

Update price:
65.- Euro + shipping for orders by December, 20, 2007, 75.- Euro later on

Shipping by end of December.

Hope, you'll like it.
Prof. Helmut Maier
OrganArt Media Sound Engineering
D-88662 Überlingen/Lake Constance
http://www.organartmedia.com
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PostSun Dec 09, 2007 2:15 pm

Dear Helmut,


Thanks for bringing this worthfull update and the (in my opinion) fair price.
This weekend I have showed and listened this sampleset to people unknown with Hauptwerk at all. They were completely asthonished... So receive this compliments, and Martin as well.

I like to order, but your website seems not to be updated.

Please let me know how to order.

Greetings from Zwolle
Netherlands,

Fokko Horst
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PostSun Dec 09, 2007 2:28 pm

Thanks, Fokko, very much appreciated!

I've sent you an email for the bank details.

Payment can be done by European bank transfer (please contact me, if necessary) and PayPal (outside Europe) as usual.

Price details please check order page.
Prof. Helmut Maier
OrganArt Media Sound Engineering
D-88662 Überlingen/Lake Constance
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PostSun Dec 09, 2007 4:33 pm

Do I correctly recall seeing in some place that the Bosch-Schnitger update would be at no charge to purchasers of the FC Schitger who also owned the Bosch at the time the FC was purchased?

Maybe I just dreamed it :-)
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PostSun Dec 09, 2007 5:00 pm

Yes, I'm sorry, you are right, I really forgot that!

The V2.2 update has much more features than originally planned. Please contact me by email for your special offer.
Prof. Helmut Maier
OrganArt Media Sound Engineering
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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 9:46 am

Hi all,
I have installed the update of the Bosch Schnitger last night. Historic stops are added like the Bourdon 16, Rohrfluit 8 and a Vox Humana 8. It makes this brilliant sampleset just more sprankling. It is incredible the influance of the Bourdon on the tutti. I am very satisfied with it. Thanks to prof Maier.
Greetings,
Fokko Horst
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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 1:22 pm

Agreed!! Installed last night. It always was a fine instrument, but now is a much more rounded and versatile set. I had a little voicing to do to make the 16 bourdon fit my audio, but the end result is superb. The virtual acoustic added to the new ranks is excellent. Many thanks Prof M for your hard work!!
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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 3:39 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback, glad you like it!

I personally was surprised too, which influence the Bourdon 16 VT had.
The Bourdon 16 VT has exactly the same pipes (with the same volume) as Bourdon 8 VT, only down-shifted and with the first octave reconstructed.
Freytag was an organ builder of the F.C. Schnitger school, so they knew, what they did.

From a today's view, the removal of the Bourdon 16 VT was an error, I think. But in restoration we always have the problem, to which state should we go back. We have the incredible chance, to simply switch between the centuries...
Prof. Helmut Maier
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PostSun Jan 13, 2008 3:53 pm

It seems almost ironic that the better, improved version of the organ is.... well....virtual !
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V2.2 Update Bosch-Schnitger organ

PostWed Jan 16, 2008 3:29 pm

I have been totally entranced by this instrument, and even tried the unusual HW to RP coupler in BWV 577 and BWV 665.

http://www.virtuallybaroque.com/list5gar.htm

Now there are seven concerts: http://www.virtuallybaroque.com/inco271.htm

Extended version 2.2 just arrived and still loads into HW3 compressed, with all multiple releases enabled. I'm using XP 32-bit, hence less than 3 GB memory.

James Pressler
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Re: V2.2 Update Bosch-Schnitger organ

PostThu Jan 17, 2008 3:34 pm

jocr wrote:.....I have not successfully exploited the unusual HW to RP coupler. James Pressler


James:

Not sure what you mean by that remark about it being "unusual"; as the Rugwerk is the lower manual, and the coupler is pull-down type (rather than push type), the coupler naturally works when you play on the lower manual to pull down the Hoofdwerk keys.

Is what you mean by "unusual?"

I find it a very handy feature: you can play on the Hoofdwerk with your left hand as accompaniment and use the Rugwerk as solo instrument, but still couple it when useful (e.g. to add a treble only stop).

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Re: V2.2 Update Bosch-Schnitger organ

PostThu Jan 17, 2008 3:54 pm

adri wrote:I find it a very handy feature: you can play on the Hoofdwerk with your left hand as accompaniment and use the Rugwerk as solo instrument, but still couple it when useful (e.g. to add a treble only stop).

I just had never encountered it before, and all my tracks are set up the other way around. But it isn't that much work to reroute the manuals and rethink the Pedal couplers, once my rigid registration concepts have been loosened.

James Pressler
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PostThu Jan 17, 2008 5:02 pm

The organbuilder Bernard Aubertin even goes beyond with a I/II AND a II/I coupler on this little instrument:

<Grand Orgue:
Bourdon 8'
Flûte 4'
Flûte 2'
Quinte 1'1/3
Trompette 8'

<Positif:
Portunal 8'
Montre 4'
Quinte 2'2/3
Doublette 2'
Tierce 1'3/5
Fourniture

<Pedale:
Soubasse 16'

This results in many registrations possiblities!
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PostFri Jan 18, 2008 3:05 am

And also a relatively new organ in Goes, the Netherlands (1979) has this mechanism. By either pussing or pulling the mechanical stop one gets HW/RP or RP/HW.
See
http://kerkengoes.50webs.com/Goes_Sionkerk.htm
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