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  • Anyone familiar with non-Hauptwerk organ samples?

    I have a newer Mac with GarageBand and Kontakt on it. (Although I have never used either of them. I'm completely new to this.)

    Hauptwerk is out of the question due to the cost, but I see other products online like Quasar Sounds Organs, Mystique Organ, Precision Sound Knutby Organ, Sonart Church Organ, etc.

    Strange, but I find almost nothing online in the way of critiques or reviews. I guess it's a pretty limited market. You're either on a real organ, on a Hammond, or running Hauptwerk. Not a lot of people, I'm guessing, playing church organs from sample software.

    I have no idea where to start with this stuff. Has anyone used any of these sample products? Anyone used Kontakt? Anything stand out as an outstanding first software-organ purchase?

    And is Kontakt even easy to get rolling with? Or am I setting myself up for a steep learning curve?

    -JOHN

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    I use Kontakt 5 all the time as the basis of a home organ - but not for classical organ samples. I find it quite easy to use.

    Are you talking about using Kontakt 5 (the full retail version) or the free Kontakt Player?

    Also, Hauptwerk enables you launch it as a 'free edition' which includes the St Annes Mosely organ. Have you downloaded and used that?

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    • #3
      Neumie,

      There are two free sample programs that have not been mentioned: jOrgan and GrandOrgue.

      I strongly recommend that you investigate both.

      John Reimer

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Momboc View Post
        Also, Hauptwerk enables you launch it as a 'free edition' which includes the St Annes Mosely organ. Have you downloaded and used that?
        Is there a link for that?

        Michael
        Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
        • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
        • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
        • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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        • #5
          Originally posted by myorgan View Post
          Is there a link for that?

          Michael
          Here's the download link:

          http://www.hauptwerk.com/downloads/

          It's a large file to download. When you install it and launch Hauptwerk, the program looks to see if you have a 'licence dongle' attached to a USB port on your PC. If not it prompts you to load in evaluation mode.


          I'd suggest downloading the User Guide and having a read of that first. See the bottom of Page 11 about using the Free Version.

          http://www.hauptwerk.com/support/documentation/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Momboc View Post
            Here's the download link:http://www.hauptwerk.com/downloads/
            Thank you so much for the information. Good project for summer! B-)

            Michael
            Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
            • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
            • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
            • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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            • #7
              If you have an iPhone or ipad, try the Napo organ apps. These are samples of Swedish and French organs. The sounds are superb, I use a simple m audio keyboard connected to my ipad and a pair of headphones. They are very memory intensive, but this is down to the many hundreds of samples recorded into the apps.

              The developer has based them on Hauptwerk I'm sure, and for those people with limited access to a decent PC, its so easy, my keyboard uses a simple usb a to b cable ( like a printer lead) and the ipad has a usb converter.

              I would like to convert my Technics organ to midi to use the app, or at least use the decent speakers and amp with my keyboard.

              If you type Strandorgan or Piteamini into iTunes you'll see at least two very good ios midi organ apps.

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              • #8
                http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...e=Introduction
                http://jorgan.999862.n4.nabble.com/j...r-f999863.html

                mike
                If it is Caesar that you worship, then Caesar you shall serve.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lux1 View Post
                  If you have an iPhone or ipad, try the Napo organ apps. These are samples of Swedish and French organs. The sounds are superb, I use a simple m audio keyboard connected to my ipad and a pair of headphones. They are very memory intensive, but this is down to the many hundreds of samples recorded into the apps.

                  The developer has based them on Hauptwerk I'm sure, and for those people with limited access to a decent PC, its so easy, my keyboard uses a simple usb a to b cable ( like a printer lead) and the ipad has a usb converter.
                  ...
                  Thanks for the positive comment - I am the developer. Napo is not based on Hauptwerk, it is a completely independent development. The requirements on a mobile device are very different. Just think about the fact that an iOS app is not allowed to allocate more than a few dozens of MB of the RAM but the samplesets have hundreds of Megabytes, and up to hundreds of voices need to be processed simultaneously by a low-power mobile CPU.

                  You can view the apps in action at my YouTube channel, for example Jeux d'orgues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4GAnBqJVrM

                  Another developer, Achim Leubner, designs corresponding apps for Android. Have a look at http://refined-apps.com.

                  Markus

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                  • #10
                    The pipe organs built into Garage Band are fun if you have them installed. Only a single manual though in GB.

                    In Kontakt you can have multiple midi channels running.
                    Attached Files
                    1969 Hammond A-105, Leslie 22H, 1961 M3
                    XK3-C, VK8-M, Boss RT-20, Neo Ventilator
                    Roland XP-30 (3), XV-5080 (2), Various Fatar/Studiologic Weighted Contollers (SL-1100, 1176, 880)

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                    • #11
                      I just downloaded a free organ that will work in Hauptwerk. Barton 3-12. It's a theatre organ.

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