Hauptwerk (v5 and upwards) Sample Sets
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.
The 23 stop sample set has been made available on a shareware basis for Hauptwerk v5 and all later versions of Hauptwerk. Please see the Support page for download information.
Computer requirements are modest by today’s standards with any processor produced in the last 10 years along with 4 GB of system RAM being suggested. This set is a good fit with Hauptwerk Lite Edition, although Hauptwerk Advanced Edition will naturally give the best experience with all of the extra flexibility this version offers.
Hauptwerk version 5 is the minimum requirement and this set is fully compatible with all of the more recent versions of Hauptwerk. 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.
Single loops, releases and compression
The following links give further information on the Hereford Cathedral 23 stop sample set ....
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HAUPTWERK SPECIFICATION - HEREFORD 23 STOP
Open Diapason No.2
Swell to Great
Swell octave to Great
Swell suboct to Great
Choir to Great
Choir octave to Great
Choir suboct to Great
Swell unison off
Choir unison off
Swell to Choir
Swell octave to Choir
Swell suboct to Choir
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Swell octave to Pedal
Choir octave to Pedal
Great & Pedal combinations coupled