Országh organ of St. Francis church from Bakáts square (Budapest)
                                                                                History
Ferencváros (Franz-stadt) is one of the inner districts of Budapest, named after the Emperor I. Franz, who entered the throne in 1792. In the flood of 1838 almost the whole district was destroyed.  

The neo-gothic St. Francis Parish Church was built in 1879, as part of the reconstruction of the district.  


The two-manuals 18-stops late-romantic organ was built by  Sándor Országh jr. in 1879. The Országh Organ Factory - near the Rieger and Angster Organ Factory - was the third largest organ factory in Hungary. The factory was founded by Sándor Országh jr. in 1864. The factory produced more than 600 organs, most of them are one or two manual instruments. Its most important work was the three-manuals organ of the Great Church of Kecskemét. At the time of the great economic crisis in 1934, the factory destroyed and liquidated.  

 

The organ was rebuilt by the Aquincum organ factory in 1994, according to the original designs of Sándor Országh. The organ is fundamentally late-romantic style, but the disposition makes it suitable for Baroque and XX. century works too.


The following friends helped me to make and publish the sample set (in alphabetical order)Dominique Dantand, Gérard Lefranc, Nagy István,  Enrico Sandrini and Adrian Wheal. If something's done well, it's thanks to them. Thank you for their work.

Features
Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 48kHz/24bit, stereo, multiple loops (1-12) and multiple releases (2 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz

The sample sets are made in two forms.

a. A version of stereo mix (mixing of 6 channels recording).

b. A Surround version (3 pairs of stereo recording: close (near); at distance (far) and in the background (rear).

In the surround version you can adjust the perspective by setting the volume of the near, far and rear recordings. (Suitable HW loading and channel settings can be used to give wet or semidry stereo modes or 4 channel surround mode too).

The sample set reverb is 3.5 s reflecting the original  acoustics of the church.  

Hauptwerk v4.2 or v5 supported for the Organ Definition Files.

Keyboards, Pedal 
The original organ compass of the manuals are 58 keys (the virtual version 61), the compass of the pedal is 30 (the virtual 32) keys.
Operating Instructions:

RAM requirements (GB)

stereo

surround

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Bakats

4

8

8

16

The data is for information only. They depend on the operating system and other apps.
Specifications  

Pedal  (original 30, virtual 32 keys)

Contrabass 16',Subbass 16', Apertbass 8'

Octavbass 8' (extension), Octavbass 4'

Posaune 16'    

Great (original 58, virtual 61 keys)

Bourdon 16', Principal 8', Pileata 8', Octava 4'                     Superoctava 2', Cornet 5x, Mixtura 4-6x

Trompete 8'   

Positiv (original 58, virtual 61 keys)

Flauta major 8', Gamba 8', Vox coelestis 8' (extension)

Violin principal 4', Flauta minor 4',

Sesquialtera 2x, Nachthorn 2', Scharf 4x

Oboe 8', Vox humana 8' (extension)

Couplers: 

Original I/Ped, II/Ped, II/I

Extended: many new couplers

Tremulant: 

Original: II  Extended:  I

Enclosure: II

Slider of Near (semidry) - Far (wet) - Rear volumen control

(only in the surround version!)

 

All expansion are only the organ own sound files!

Screenshots: Console  Controls: stereo-mix version  surround version  

Pictures
Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Nagy István Andrew Lecky Enrico Sandrini and William Morong
Download / Order
Try the the demo sample sets before you buy!
The Trial Versions of the Orszagh Organ of Bakats has a limited compass of C2-C3 (048-c to 060-c) in the pedal, C2-G5 (048-c to 079-g) in the manuals. All other functions work. 

Download the demo sample set from Google-drive!!   

(Install the part01 of the stereo-wet version. Install the part01 and then the part02 and part03 of surround version. It is important to sort.)  


Surround vs Stereo mode

If you do not have a surround sound system, but there is enough memory (RAM), I suggest you also install the surround version. If you activate the front and rear stops too, then you will get a more compact and fuller sound than the simple stereo.

Guide: simple stereo from surround, how to?  

Buy the full (stereo and surround) Bakats sample set (You can pay in dollars or euros.)



89 EUR 
105 USD 


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