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03 June 2020
Naxxar Parish (Malta) Organ 2020
Naxxar Parish Organ 2020 has just been released. Please go to the website dedicated to this sample-set. For the link, see top of this page and click. Thanks go to Al Morse, Graham Goode, Christoph Schmitz and Aaron Folwell.
29 May 2020
Naxxar Organ update 3
This organ will be released in the coming days. The screenshot shows the GrandOrgue console. The sample-set will be available for free but please read the license included in the package. Donations are always welcome through PayPal.
Download for both GO and HW versions will be possible from the Naxxar Organ Webpage. The sample-sets are wet by default but you can omit loading the releases so that a semi-dry set should be possible without us having to create a separate set avoiding the necessity to download another instance of this organ. Essentially the samplesets therefore include a semi-dry and a wet set in one.
I hope that in the near future an extended set will be created to include: 2 manuals, 61 keys for each manual, 32 key pedalboard, and additional stops and couplers. I do not promise this will be done anytime soon or at all, but the plan and intentions are there and hopefully will be fulfilled. It all depends on help that I can recruit and that my schedule permits. Only those who would have donated towards the basic set will be eligible for the extended sample-set. The more donations, the more I would be committed to create the extended set and they will be a strong stimulus towards that end.
This sample-set is very likely to be the last for Hauptwerk software. Regrettably, Hauptwerk has never acknowledged, endorsed or in any way supported this project not to mention the recent upgrade that seems to have placed HW in a rather compromising position with its clientele.
GrandOrgue, in my very humble opinion, comes very close to HW and, save some limitations that there may be and which may well be improved upon in the near future, GrandOrgue remains my preferred choice of non-commercial software. jOrgan, another non-commercial software, has come a long way too and does have its own benefits.
These two software have been created with love and great passion for the organ community, without any personal interests involved. Likewise my sample-sets in this project - hence why I will continue to support them.
21 May 2020
Naxxar Organ update 2
Whilst the country is in almost total lock-down due to the corona virus pandemic that has hit our small Island nation as did the rest of the world, I shall be re-visiting this organ on the 21 March 2020 hoping to get much cleaner samples than was possible to date. These would require much less processing preserving the characteristics of the organ closer than it was possible before.
The Italian Baroque sample-set, in spite of the limitations of the first polluted recordings and difficulties encountered to create a decent playable set, has been in demand beyond expectation. I expect the actual Naxxar sample-set, from fresh recordings, will prove to be even more popular. Watch this space!
19 March 2020
Naxxar Organ update
An Italian Baroque sample-set based on the Naxxar Parish organ is available for HW4 users.
To order it, kindly visit: http://maltesepipeorgans3.webs.com
07 April 2019
Naxxar Organ sample-set will soon become available. I have activated the page hosting this instrument and a few audio samples have been included. Stay tuned!
23 March 2019
Balzan jOrgan frontend to the GO set as well as a plugin for Reaper sf2 player have been added as direct download links on our Download-1 page.
8 August 2017