Is it possible to use Hauptwerk sample sets with GrandOrgue?
The software GrandOrgue is basically largely compatible with Hauptwerk when it comes to playing the individual samples. However, this is only true on unencrypted sample files in .wav format. Unfortunately, many samples for Hauptwerk are only in encrypted .hbw or .hbx file format. This format must be used only for Hauptwerk because of legal reasons. Therefore the use of such encrypted sample sets with GrandOrgue is unfortunately not possible.
But there are many, even very large and beautiful sample sets have been produced for Hauptwerk and do not use encrypted sample files. These can be used in principle with GrandOrgue. However, this requires that an appropriate organ definition file (ODF) in GrandOrgue format exists for it. Since so far only a few manufacturers provide for their sample set also GrandOrgue ODF files, we are among others, specialized to create such organ definitions and to spread them. These are provided here in the Downloads area for all members of this MPS GrandOrgue Forum free of charge.