Jehmlich Organ from Szombathely v.2
Szombathely is the 10th largest city in Hungary, with 80,000 inhabitants.  It is the administrative centre of the Vas county in the western part of the country, located near the border with Austria.  

Szombathely is the oldest recorded city in Hungary.  It was founded by the Romans in 45 AD under the name of Colonia Claudia Savariensum (Claudius' Colony of Savarians), and it was the capital of the Pannonia Superior province of the Roman Empire.

Szombathely is known as the birthplace of Saint Martin of Tours, the Duke of Armbrust, and Rudolf Virág, Leopold Bloom's father in James Joyce's Ulysses.

During the communist era there was an organist who was party secretary, named Gabor Lehotka.  He did not like to see people go to church to listen to organ music nor did he like to play the organ in a church. Therefore, he asked the leaders of the communist party to build organs in concert halls. Thus, several organs were built in Hungary between 1975 and 1985 by the Jehmlich Organ Factory (Dresden, DDR) in Vac, Kecskemet, Szombathely and Szekszard. They are very good organs.  These are the first modern baroque organs in Hungary.  Gabor Lehotka produced several recordings, primarily the Vac organ.

The Jehlmich organ of Szombathely was built in 1980 in a concert hall, which was once a synagogue.  In 1944 all Jews of Szombathely were deported and killed.  The only thing remaining of the synagogue are the outside walls; inside, there's nothing reminiscent of the past – just a modern concert hall, including the communist organ. But, every organ has a soul, listen ...

I recorded in 2014, with 4 microphones, from near and far of the organ. The sample was completed for the summer of 2014 in a stereo-mix version. In recent years I have learned a lot and my sample-making technique has improved a lot, because  In the spring of 2020, I took out the raw recording made in 2014 again and reworked it. The 4 channels surround V2 is ready for June 2020 and I think it is much better than v1


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

Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 48kHz/24bit, stereo, multiple loops (1-8) and multiple releases (3 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz
The sample sets made ​​in wet and semidry stereo and 4-channels surround form. 
The sample set reverb is 2.5 s reflecting the original acoustics of the concert hall. 
Hauptwerk v4.2 and Hauptwerk v5 supported for the Organ Definition Files. 
Keyboards, Pedal 
The original organ compass of the manuals are 56 keys (the virtual 58 keys), the compass of the pedal is 30 (virtual 32) keys. 

RAM requirements (GB)





16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Jehmlich Kecskemét v2







The values given are for reference only and depend on the operating system of the computer and the utilities used. 

Pedal  (original: 30 keys, virtual: 32 keys)

Principal 16’,  Subbas 16’, Octave 8’, Gedackt 8’, Octve 4’

Hindersatz 5f, Posaune 16’, Trompete 8’

Great (original 56 keys, virtual 58 keys)

Quintatoen 16’, Prinzipal 16’, Rohrfloete 8'

Octave 4', Spitzfloete 4', Nasat 2 2/3'

Superoctave 2', Mixtur 4f, Zimbel 3f

Kornett, Trompette 8'

Swell (original 56 keys, virtual 58 keys)

Floetenprinczipal 8', Salicional 8', Unda Maris 8’

Prinzipal 4', Querfloete 4', Doublette 2'

Terc 1 3/5', Larigot 1 1/3', Plein Jeu 4f

Fagott 16', Trompette Harmonique 8'

Clarion 4', Zimbelstern (independent)

Polish Cymbel I

Positiv (original 56 keys, virtual 58 keys)

Holzgedackt 8', Floete 4', Prinzipal 2'

Stiffloete 1', Sesquialtera 2f', Scharf 3f,

Cromorne 8’


Grt to Ped, Sw to Ped, Pos to Ped, Grt to Pos, Sw to Pos


Original: Pos, Swell, Extend: Great


Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Nagy István and Jean-Pierre Silvestre
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Try the the demo sample sets before you buy! 
The Trial Versions of the Jehmlich Organ from Szombathely 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. I suggest you try the demo version before you buy.
Free download the Hauptwerk demo sample sets:  
Demo Installation instructions: 
Install pack01 first. You can then use the stereo 'far'. Then install the 02 pack.  You can then use the stereo "near" and 4-channels surround version. The order of installation is very important and the steps are not interchangeable.

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. 
If you purchase the sample, do not uninstall the demo version, as this is also required for the full sample to work.  
Payment is made through Paypal, which is very secure and allows payment without a paypal account, using a credit card. You have to choose whether you want to transfer in euros or dollars.
Jehmlich Organ from Szombathely (stereo and surround) full sample set

$ 68  

Upgrade v1 to v2  

$ 23  

Special Offer!

You can buy the three samples together at a discount.
Jehmlich from Kecskemet and
Jehmlich form Szombathely and
Jehmlich composite full sample sets  

$ 136