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Free Organ Sample Sets

for use with Hauptwerk software


The Ghent Belfry Carillon:

This is not really an organ, but it can be played like one. The Ghent Belfry is located in Belgium and is quite famous. Belfry of Ghent.

Audio samples from the Ghent Carillon

Carillon Demo sounds

Note: This version of the carillon does not sound at the actual Belgium belfry pitch. It has been re-tuned to approximately A440 pitch.
The rank may thus be extracted and added to any CODM organ as a Chimes stop.

Pitea School of Music Organ:

This is a complete 41 Stop, three manual modern organ which is located at a University in Sweden. The original samples were recorded in Hauptwerk-1 format by Lars Palo. He intended them to be used for open source organ software which did not support multiple releases. The original organ samples have less than 2 seconds reverberation time, but short releases still make a significant improvement to the overall sound. Various tweaks and corrections have been applied to the sustain samples as originally obtained.

There are now four versions of this organ for Hauptwerk:
    Original 41 Stops,
    Extended 48 Stops,
    Extended 48 Stop Surround Sound,
    Extended 48 Stop Grande Surround.

All versions of the sample set contain two levels of short releases and require Hauptwerk-4 to load. The latest Surround Sound versions also include a programmable, reversible sFz button.

Click the three icons to view the layouts of the three versions:

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Here is the installation file for the basic 41 stop version. The file is about 710MB and will require about 1.5 GB to fully load in Hauptwerk at 16 bits.
PiteaSchoolOfMusicOrgan

Extended Pitea Organ:

The extended version is actually an add-on to the basic organ, so the new download is very small, only about 13MB. Of course, you have to have the basic version of Pitea installed first. It needs to be installed, but not necessarily loaded. Here is the extended download:
PiteaExtended

Pitea Surround Sound Organ:

The Surround version of the Pitea organ is a complete organ sample set and contains all the stop extensions.
The rear Surround Sound ranks add noticably more reverberation to the overall organ sound, but the organ remains quite crisp with a lot of "presence". If the rear ranks are loaded alone, the result is a nicely wet two channel stereo organ with over two seconds of reverberation.
The complete extended surround sound installation file is about 1.2 GB. About 4.2GB of RAM is required to load both the front and rear ranks.
Here is he download for the Pitea Surround sample set:
PiteaSurround

Pitea Grande Surround Organ:

The Grande version of the Pitea organ is an enhanced version of the Surround set. This Pitea version has increased reverberation time and is the only one using a 48KHz sample rate. The outstanding "presence" of the basic Pitea organ has been retained (this is not a simple impulse convolution of the samples). The effect is that of playing the organ in a large church from a console directly in front of the pipes.

The complete Grande Surround installation file is about 2.5 GB. About 6 GB of RAM is required to load both the front and rear ranks.
Here is he download for the Pitea Grande Surround sample set:
PiteaGrande

note: The file has been updated as of July 12, 2014 because I noticed that the original Great Trumpet8 had very uneven scaling.

These organs are free but not "freeware". The original samples were recorded by Lars Palo and provided under a Creative Commons license. The license extends to my samples since they are derived from them. The license is included in the sample set and essentially means that the organ cannot be used for commercial use and that any derivations of it are also subject to the Creative Commons license.

Bureň Church Organ - Extended, Surround Sound:

This sample set is based on a 33 stop, three manual modern organ which is located in Bureň Sweden. The original samples were recorded in single-release Hauptwerk-1 format by Lars Palo. Multiple releases and extended acoustics have been added here. Three additional stops and two extra couplers are added in an optional screen page. The excellent graphics originally created for the single release version have been mostly retained.

This sample set can be used three ways: Moist, Wet, and Wet Surround. If only the front samples are loaded then a moist organ results that has less than 2 second reverberation time. If only the rear samples are loaded, a two channel wet organ results with about three seconds reverberation. Surround Sound requires all samples to be loaded.

All three versions of the sample set contain three release levels and require Hauptwerk-4 to load.

Click the two icons to view the photo-realistic layouts of the standard and extended screens:

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Here is the installation file. The file is about 1.4GB and will require about 3.6 GB to fully load in Hauptwerk for Surround Sound. The two channel versions only require about half that.
BureaSurroundOrgan

This organ is free but not "freeware". The original samples were recorded by Lars Palo and provided under a Creative Commons license. The license extends to my samples since they are derived from them. The license is included in the sample set and essentially means that the organ cannot be used for commercial use and that any derivations of it are also subject to the Creative Commons license.

French Harmonium:

This organ is a fabrication composite based on free samples I found at various places on the internet. It is an attempt to simulate a 19th century Debain French harmonium. The stops bear little resemblance to the the original samples which were only used as "seeds" for the digital fabrication of new ranks by translation, filtering, and various revoicing tricks. I made this composite organ before there were properly made harmonium sample sets available. It is certainly inferior to the two commercial sample sets that have recently become available. But- it is free for anyone who wants to play with it. I have left the OrganID with it's CODM number since I don't think it warrants a unique, legal OrganID number. It therefore installs as organ 800694 and will interfere with any CODM organ that you may have assigned to that number.
Click on this icon to see the organ layout:

mounted

Here is the installation file. It only requires about 0.5 GB to fully load and works with any level of Hauptwerk 4.
French Harmonium InstallationFile

Since this is a CODM organ, the file that was used to generate the organ might be of interest. Here it is.
The CODM File

Calibration Organ:

This organ is useful for calibration of multichannel audio systems. It has exactly the same reference stop tones on each of it's five divisions. The manuals may be directed to different speaker channels and played sequentially. The audio channels should then be adjusted such that their sounds are identical.
Click on this icon to see the organ layout:

mounted

The Sinewave stops have level volume and are useful to check the frequency response of the audio system. The Chorus842 stops are also level and useful as reference organ sound.

Here is the installation file. It requires about 0.6 GB to fully load at 16 bits. The organ installs as organ number 888777.
Calibration Organ InstallationFile