GO ODF For (Sonus Paradisi) Skinner 497 Vol 1 1.2

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GrandOrgue ODF for the Vol 1 (Free - 41 Stop) Sample Set from Sonus Paradisi.

GrandOrgue ODF for the Vol 1 (Free - 41 Stop) Skinner 497 Sample Set from Sonus Paradisi.


I've replicated most of the ODF from HW. The main thing missing is mixer panel (you can use Organ Settings) and Ambient (blower) noise. Also, its a bit difficult to test properly with only 8GB of RAM. Any issues let me know please.

  • Version 1.2

    Removed LoopCrossFadeLengths.

  • Version 1.1

    Now includes mixer panel.

  • Version 1.0

  • hi, I'm getting an error when loading the Skinner for the first time. The error states:


    Out of range value at section 'Panel001Element001' entry 'BitmapCount': 128


    Any help is greatly appreciated.


    I've only installed a few GO specific organs so I have no idea what this could mean since it's originally a HW file. I've downloaded and extracted all files correctly as stated in the Readme file.

    • Which version of GO are you using? You may need to upgrade to the latest one. I'm using 3.6.2.

  • Amazing. I must say this must be the largest American Sample Set Demo Sonus Paradisi has made. In my opinion it would have been great if he added the Tuba Mirabilis or Shofar.

  • That was quick 👏

    • Yes, I wanted to try it out. I think I've worked out mostly how the HW XML works - with a little guesswork in places.

      I had one problem with ReleaseCrossfadeLength. HW suggests this should be 3 ms, but this gives strange effects on some stops, so I changed it to 30.

    • Excellent. To interprete HW ODFs I usw the tool Aecho. It has quite good explanations about all those crazy parameters, one can hardly use in GO. But still it is a lot of manual work. I dream of a parser who extracts the "important" ones for proper voicing in GO.

    • That's what I'm working on, the theory being there is everything you need in there. My day job used to be data transformation (just another piece of XML - with no documentation or XSD - to map into another format?).

      I recently came across Aecho - which so far has confirmed most of my assumptions; there are still a few gaps (both for me and Aecho). I'd no idea what to do with a Type 2 coupler, for example, so I left it out. Its actually a Bass coupler (found the image Great to Pedal). Also I got the swell minamp wrong. OK for a mixer (0-100%). Difficult to determine easily what HW uses; it probably needs to be set to ~40%.

    • AECHO is indeed helpful in interpreting compiled Hauptwerk ODFs. I also used it when I made my sample set of the Onderhorst cabinet organ. What helped me even more is that I discovered that after loading an organ in Hauptwerk : "with design options" a decompiled version of the ODF is saved (in the folder "Organ Definitions") that is much more accessible.

      I mention it here, but perhaps superfluous because you probably already discovered that as well.