If you want to try this organ, be sure you have Hauptwerk v4 or higher (this organ will work with the Free Edition and does not require a special dongle file) and have the Jeux d'Orgues organ installed correctly.You must adhere to the Jeux d'Orgues lisence as follows:
"The personal use of these soundbanks is free. However, you must contact Joseph Basquin for public or commercial usage, or if you want to publish Jeux d’orgues, or a modified version of Jeux d’orgues, on CDs, Internet, or by any other method. This soundbank still is and will remain free, but don’t forget that most similar soundbanks are not free, but rather expensive (usually more than 200$ for Hauptwerk/MyOrgan historical organs). This project will only be able to continue with your donations. Don’t forget to donat and help this project grow!"
Then download the following:
Hauptwerk Installation rar
This is a Hauptwerk standard installation package in rar format. Save it to your disk and then start Hauptwerk, and then use its install feature to read the rar file as per the manual.
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 remove the txt extension on this file before you use it with Hauptwerk.
This organ is a real value. You get ~40 ranks for fee (I get nothing - but I have great a day job. You might also consider contributing to the Jeux d'Orgues project on their web site) This organ is a small three manual instrument - but the divisions are complete enough for most organ repertoire. The complete set of couplers and combination action certainly helps! Since the samples are 16-bit, the instrument fits into RAM on all but the very smallest computers. The reverb on the samples is more than adequate for practicing. I add a additional convolution al reverb on my recordings - but this is a matter of taste. This makes a great low-cost alternative to my Composite 3 Manual English Organ for people starting out with Hauptwerk or on a limited budget. If you want something a bit larger, try my Model 945 organ, which makes extensive use of the same Jeux d'Orgues samples plus rtanks from other "free" instruments.
You can hear some demo recordings of this instrument on my organ recordings page.
Have fun with this.