Grand Orgue Sampleset creation

  • Hi all!


    I am new to GO - I was a HW user since wow, early 2000's. I finally got my console created and working and wouldn't you know it...my HW security key died just weeks before the new version of HW-V. I know that they are busy with the changes. I have attempted to contact them since the issue popped-up. But no response including in the forum.


    I no longer can afford to upgrade at any level and my internet connection has blown wind for more than 10 years. So I have heard a long time ago about Grand Orgue. Thought that I would have to give it a try. I installed the files and I am impressed with the demo organ anyway, plus I had Piotr Grabowski's St. John Cantius in Cracow as a HW sample-set. I have many, many sample-sets and could just kick myself because it just splurged on the Audioangelorum's Peterborough set. I did not have my console up and running at the time and just listening to hunting and pecking on my office computer - I was genuinely impressed, but alas, I can no longer load that particular set because it relies on the security key.


    I have been very interested in creating sample sets from before I heard HW for the first time. I knew it was possible and I had access to a complete gem...an extant Henry Erben 3 manual pre-restoration in Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. I have recording equipment and good interfaces. I had met Mr. Erben's great-great niece who was involved in the restoration of the instrument but had no time to record and it was in bad shape originally with many leaks and missing trackers etc.


    I have since moved back to the Midwest USA and since I am now out on a long-term disability - I have time.


    I was able to create several Hauptwerk dispositions with original material including very good artwork - nothing that I would release to the general public though. Is there a guide for creating a sample-set in Grand Orgue? I have used Cool-Edit PRO waaaay before Adobe bought it for Audition and several looping programs.


    I have not been able to locate anything regarding GO Set Creation.


    Thanks,


    Jeffery Rowley

  • Hi Jeff: Ken Barta writing here in NJ, USA. Vincent Foreman in France wrote a GO program called

    OrganBuilder. I have never been able to get it to work, but I know people who have. In any case,

    I have a copy, I can put it on MEGA for you to download.

    Kenneth Barta

  • Thank you Ken!


    I answered the question myself when looking at the structure of the *.organ file. Then I looked at a newer build from Piotr Grabowski - I was shocked! I had put together several custom instruments using mostly stuff I recorded myself. To my surprise I had been looking at some of the builds from over 10 years ago. Guess what...They loaded into GO without any issues.


    So the .organ file is exactly the same as the HW original format - the newer Organ Definition File just had more references and lines per object. I can do that! Although a program to compile would certainly be somewhat of a help. I have plenny of time!


    Say hi to Jersey. I used to live in Manhattan and Jersey City for 20 years. I am snugly back into the upper North Central!

  • I also forgot to mention my just completed console. It was build with Hauptwerk in mind and I prepared for the future. 2 - Xeon Westmere 4 Core processors. 160GB of RAM with room for 128GB more.


    2 ViewSonic Touchscreens - Keyboards by Samson (has a nice light tracker touch0 by accident) MOTU Midi Merger. Pedalboard reed switches by MIDI Boutique (Largo.net).


    I built the main body from an old Haygren (I think that it was the only one in existence) one of the first analog electronic organs (1950's), also CONN and Yamaha donated parts from early consoles.


    Here is the link to my flickr account with documentation if anyone cares to look. You shouldn't need a password to enter or view the photos.

  • Please look at the GO help for a short ODF reference.

    GO ODF is mostly compatible with HW1 (it will load but reports some unsupported tags) - but it got lots of new options for GUI panels, mutli release/attack and much more.

  • Hi Jeff: Ken Barta writing here in NJ, USA. Vincent Foreman in France wrote a GO program called

    OrganBuilder. I have never been able to get it to work, but I know people who have. In any case,

    I have a copy, I can put it on MEGA for you to download.

    Kenneth Barta

    Hi Ken!


    Yes I would love to see if I can get it to work!


    Many thanks


    Jeffery

  • Vincent Foremans Organbuilder programm is also available in the Filebase of this website. I see that it is not yet visible in the English version of the website but you will certainly find it if you enter the website in the German language version.

    The Organbuilder programm itself is in English. It is not difficult te get it to work. Its very helpfullto create a basic form of Odf.


    Bas