The Armley Schulze
Hauptwerk v4 Virtual Organ
HAUPTWERK SPECIFICATION - ARMLEY SCHULZE 32 STOP
GREAT (C - c4)
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
SWELL (C - c4)
*Celeste (tenor C)
Swell unison off
* this stop knob is labelled “Rohr Flöte”
CHOIR (C - c4)
Choir unison off
Swell to Choir
PEDAL (C - f1/g1)
Principal Bass Wood
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
(Enhanced set additions are noted in green)
Computer requirements vary depending on whether the single or multi-channel set is loaded. As the single channel instrument will just fit into the Hauptwerk Basic edition sample memory limit of 3GB (or 3072MB), a dual core processor with 4GB system RAM running Hauptwerk Basic edition on a 64 bit operating system should be considered a minimum requirement. Note that Hauptwerk Basic users will have to chose not to load the Swell tremmed ranks and also load all other samples at 16 bit, choosing lossless compression with only the loops finishing first (ie single loops).
For the multi-channel set, a good quad core processor and upwards of 8GB system RAM is recommended and Hauptwerk Advanced edition would certainly be a necessity. The following table gives very approximate figures for the amount of RAM (memory) the organ samples require with various different loading options set. None of these figures take into account the RAM needed by the operating system or Hauptwerk itself. Where no figure is given, that particular loading option (although valid) hasn't been tested, generally because it wouldn't make sense to use it.
(x3 for multi-channel*)
16 bit (no Swell tremmed ranks loaded)
14 bit (no Swell tremmed ranks loaded)
* Multiplying by 3 will give an approximate figure. For instance, all three stereo channels loaded at 24 bit, all loops and lossless compression has been measured as requiring 27448 MB of RAM. It is of course possible to load just two channels (eg Chancel and Surround only), in which case simply multiply these figures by 2
The following links give further information on the Armley Schulze 32 stop sample set ....
As well as providing an interesting and highly versatile instrument in its own right, the single-channel version of the 32 stop sample set is designed to be suitable for Hauptwerk Basic Edition users. Rather than attempting to provide a selection of stops from all four manual divisions, the decision to create a three manual sample set allows the complete Swell and largely complete Great to be incorporated, along with a suitable selection of Pedal stops to balance these divisions. Four stops taken from the Choir complete the instrument, which is capable of a wide range of tone colours from ppp to fff.
Alongside the standard 32 stop organ, which only incorporates the couplers and playing aids that are found on the real instrument, an enhanced organ definition file is also provided as part of the 32 stop sample set. This expands the range of possibilites by including sub- and super-octave couplers for Swell and Choir, Basscouplers for all manuals, a 32 note pedal compass, additional composition options for the Swell Gamba and Cymbel alongside some judicious stop borrowing. This last enhancement includes an appearance of the Great Trompete on the Choir which may be separately voiced to give solo reed possibilities. The standard and enhanced organs are available in single-channel (Chancel only) and multi-channel (Chancel, Nave and Surround) versions.
A comprehensive range of control options is available in the Settings screen for all organ definitions, allowing the overall balance of individual divisions and perspectives, with a five preset memory function provided for store and recall. In addition, flexible control of noise samples and other elements of organ control (such as stop delay and alternate Swell response) is included, along with a section dedicated to the enhanced organ controls. For further details on all of these features and much more, please see the user manual.
Various screen views have been programmed, which include pages optimised for those using two display monitors. Most of these views take advantage of Hauptwerk v4’s ability to create flexible screen layouts with differing aspect ratios, of particular benefit to those using screens in a portrait orientation. Please see below for a comprehensive selection of screenshots.
Great and Pedal pistons coupled
Generals on Pedal foot pistons
Generals on Swell foot pistons
Basscouplers to Great, Swell and Choir
Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great
Reversible foot pistons
Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal
Six (eight) general pistons and general cancel
Six (eight) foot pistons to the Pedal Organ
Four (eight) pistons to the Choir Organ
Six (eight) pistons each to the Great and Swell Organs