|If you want to try this, be sure you first have a valid Hauptwerk license (this organ will not work without one, but it does not require a special dongle file) and have the FBR Schantz organ installed correctly. Then download the following:
1. Download Hauptwerk Installation rar
This is a Hauptwerk standard installation package in rar format. Save it to your disk, start Hauptwerk, and then use its install feature to read the rar file as per the manual.
I have heard from some users (outside the USA) that you might need to disable the "wind model" for the organ to play properly. Since I am in the USA I cannot test this - but it sounds reasonable.
2. Download CODM Source File
This one is optional. I provide the source code for the Hauptwerk editor so you can see how I did all this and get ideas for your own projects. You will have to rename this file after downloading to "Les-SchantzV2.CustomOrgan_Hauptwerk_xml." I could not get the download function to work properly with the new extra-long file extension required by Hauptwerk 4! Since the CODM cannot generate the crescendo pedal, I included version 1.1 of the organ here (identical except for the crescendo pedal). You can add a pedal back using Al's software, but you will not get the same display I have used in Version 1.2.
This organ is an exceptional value. You get ~60 ranks for $100 (I get nothing - but I have great a day job.) The organ is very complete and makes no compromises. It works well with many different genres of organ music. The samples are "only" 16-bit so the entire organ fits easily into a 3 GB system. It runs very well on my MacBook Pro laptop with no measurable latency whatsoever. Remember that Hauptwerk's internal arithmetic is much deeper than 16 bits so the ensembles are accurate to many more significant bits. These samples were recorded in a live acoustic, but the hall is very dry. I add some simple delay reverb to the organ - using my Rodgers' own internal reverb. The total effect is wonderful.
You can hear some demo recordings of this instrument on my organ recordings page. I have chosen pieces that show off the many variations in tone color that this organ can produce.
Have fun with this.