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HEREFORD CATHEDRAL 23 STOP SAMPLE SET

The 23 stop sample set gives an excellent introduction to the sound of the Hereford Willis. Despite its modest stop list, the inclusion of the three swell chorus reeds, along with reeds on Great and Pedal results in a full organ sound that is surprisingly powerful. At the other end of the dynamic scale, the various stopped flutes and Swell strings give plenty of pp options. As with the larger sets, the array of couplers help no end in creating varied tone colours.

The Great Trumpet is available as a separate rank on the Choir organ - as well as the option of voicing it up to make a large solo reed, it could be made quieter and possibly a little thinner to blend with the rest of the Choir as a chorus reed.

For further details on the various features of this sample set, please see the User Manual and you will find a comprehensive selection of screenshots below.
Computer requirements are modest by today’s standards. A sensible minimum of any dual core processor with 4 GB of system RAM is suggested. Although a 64 bit operating system along with Hauptwerk Advanced Edition are recommended, good results can be expected with Hauptwerk Basic (with its 3GB sample memory limit) and even a 32 bit operating system and/or single core processor won’t necessarily impose too many restrictions. For example, on a Windows XP 32 bit laptop running the 3GB boot switch, the Hereford 23 stop set will just load at 16 bit, with all loops and lossless compression. The 3GB boot switch procedure is described in more detail on page 13 of the current (version 4) Hauptwerk user guide.

Although Hauptwerk version 3 (minimum v 3.23) is supported, Hauptwerk version 4 is highly recommended for the extra flexibility and features it offers.
The following table gives very approximate figures for the amount of RAM (memory) the organ requires 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.
24 bit
20 bit
16 bit
14 bit
Uncompressed
7625 MB
3825 MB
Lossless
compression
4605 MB
3870 MB
2390 MB
Single loops
and compression
2030 MB
1775 MB
Single loops, releases and compression

USER MANUAL

 

This comprehensive manual gives full details of installation, further information on system requirements, user interface and performance suggestions as well as some background to the creation of the sample set.

The following links give further information on the Hereford Cathedral 23 stop sample set ....
Screenshots (click on the thumbnail for full resolution view) ...
Stops and Pistons
Settings
Right Hand Stop Jamb
Main Console
Left Hand Stop Jamb
HAUPTWERK SPECIFICATION - HEREFORD 23 STOP
GREAT
Open Diapason No.2
Stopped Diapason
Principal No.2
Fifteenth
Trumpet

Swell to Great
Swell octave to Great
Swell suboct to Great

Choir to Great
Choir octave to Great
Choir suboct to Great


8
8
4
2
8









SWELL
Stopped Diapason
Salicional
Vox Angelica
Principal
Fifteenth
Mixture (17.19.22)
Oboe
Tremulant
Double Trumpet
Trumpet
Clarion

Swell octave
Swell suboctave
Swell unison off

8
8
8
4
2
III
8

16
8
4



CHOIR
Open Diapason
Lieblich Gedacht
Lieblich Flute
Mixture (15.19.22)
Trumpet (Great)

Choir octave
Choir suboctave
Choir unison off

Swell to Choir
Swell octave to Choir
Swell suboct to Choir


8
8
4
III
8









PEDAL
Bourdon
Principal
Stopped Flute
Trombone

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Swell octave to Pedal
Choir octave to Pedal

Great & Pedal combinations coupled


16
8
8
16