finally the sample set of the Trost organ Waltershausen is ready for taking pre-orders.
Apologies for the delayed release, but implementing all new features, like native tremulants, and new designs took a lot more of work than expected.
The DVD package contains two DVDs and a booklet (German version available!)
The Trost organ of Waltershausen with its 53 stops (47+6) is the biggest baroque organ in Thuringia.
It is largely preserved in its original state of 1730 and therefore is an invaluable reference when performing organ music by J. S. Bach and his contemporaries. Today this organ is viewed as the most authentic "Bach organ".
It is a typical instrument of the Thuringian organ building school with ranks such as a Violonbass, mixtures containing thirds, Sesquialtera, and Viola di Gamba, etc. This, and the richness of well-blending stops, allowing endless sound combinations, already anticipates the romantic organ of a century later in a fascinating way.
Trost's outstanding and innovative concepts using unconventional and extreme pipe measurements in stops like the Geigenprincipal, Flauto traverse, Vagarr, but likewise stops with a delicate sweetness preferred by Bach, such as the Flauto dolce, Flöte dupla and Nachthorn etc., also support the upcoming gallant style. The "Gravität" demanded by Bach is realized by three 16 foot manual ranks, a 16 and 32 foot Posaune in the Pedal, 12 eight foot flue manual ranks, rich mixtures as well as two Sesquialtera stops. The instrument has an extremely rich plenum sound, while never forcing the sound.
The reverberation time is about 2 s, providing an absolute clearness for polyphonic structures.
Due to Trost's innovative specification and the extended compasses, all music up to early romantics can be played at this organ.
Sound examples please check (live demos following)http://www.organartmedia.com/Waltershausen-Demos.htmlTechnical details:
Samples 24-bit, 48 kHz
Multi-loops (up to 9)
3 Release Layers (Short, medium, long attack)NEW
: Original tremulants for all Oberwerk ranks and all manual reed ranks!Separate tremulant control for all manuals
Memory requirements:Minimal 3100 MB
(16-bit compressed, single loop) up to 6500 MB (24-bit compressed, all loops)Several display modes:
Full console, optimized single touch page, dual monitor touch pages
Please check http://www.organartmedia.com/Waltershausen-VCons.html
The following features can be activated (extended mode
) and deactivated (authentic mode
) optically and functionally by control switches:
- Combination system with 16 programmable combinations
- Extended compasses (invisible)
Pedal: C-f1Introductory price
(until November, 15, 2009):690.- Euro
, (790.- Euro later on), customers outside EU: 579,83.- Euro
Shipping will be by end of September, order processing due to sequence of the orders.