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Starting and Learning


Hi. I'm thinking of entering the world of Hauptwerk by either running HW through the MIDI ports of my Johannus Vivaldi 35, or buying an all in one kit. Any thoughts would be welcome

Can I ask what sample set people tend to learn new pieces on? Would it be, for example, Caen for French music or Hereford for English, or do you have 'go-to' set for note bashing?
by Notty
Nov 28, 2018 06:34 AM

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RE: Starting and Learning

Notty wrote:

Hi. I'm thinking of entering the world of Hauptwerk by either running HW through the MIDI ports of my Johannus Vivaldi 35, or buying an all in one kit. Any thoughts would be welcome

Can I ask what sample set people tend to learn new pieces on? Would it be, for example, Caen for French music or Hereford for English, or do you have 'go-to' set for note bashing?

To learn the notes when they are a bit complicated , I usually spend a good deal of time on Azzio and Zoblitz, which have a very neat sound and not much acoustics, and not enough stops to be tempted to pull out big reeds and so on. There is also the claviorganum from Sonus Paradisi : completely dry and so very precise and unforgiving, but terribly austere.

by PLRT
Nov 28, 2018 09:23 AM

RE: Starting and Learning

The console you have looks very good, you would save a big chunk of money by using it. Also you could still make use of the sounds it currently produces and the amplification and speakers in it. This is assuming that there are no proprietary or brand exclusive obsticles which might make it difficult to connect into the Johannes.

A good computer to run Hauptwerk and a touch screen to select stops would be all you need to get started. The organ which is included in the Hauptwerk software is adequete for practice, and there are many instruments (which are free to download) from various suppliers which would be good for specific types of music. Check out 'Organs' link at the top of this screen.

by bayless
Nov 29, 2018 07:19 PM

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