Lutheran's Organ from Fehérvár (Hungary)
                                                                                     History
Székesfehérvár is a city in central Hungary and is the 9th largest in the country.  It is inhabited by 101,973 people.  In the Middle Ages the city was a royal residence and was one of the most important cities of Hungary. 

In the Székesfehérvár Basilica, 37 kings and 39 queens consort were crowned, 15 rulers have been buried here, the diets were held and the crown jewels were kept here.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.


In Székesfehérvár, the Lutheran parish was always small. The number is currently around 1000.

The Lutheran church was built according to the plans of Gyula Sándy between 1925-1944. This long period of construction also indicates that the parish has always struggled with financial difficulties.


For 40 years after World War II, the church had a one-manual, 6-register pneumatic organ.

After that, based on the plans of Gábor Trajtler, the Aquincum organ factory began to build a two-manual, 24-register organ. By 2006, half of the organ was completed, but the money ran out. The organ was thus used for 13 years. Meanwhile, the Aquincum organ factory was closed down. Finally, with the help of the city self-government, under the direction of Miklós Teleki, Apertum Kft. made the organ. The organ was handed over on October 31, 2019, the day of the Reformation.


The following friends helped me to make and publish the sample set (in alphabetical order): Dominique Dantand, Gérard Lefranc, István Nagy, Enrico Sandrini, Jean-Pierre Silvestre 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 (1-8) and multiple releases (3 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz

The sample sets are made in several forms.          

1. Stereo versions two channels 

    ( a. near, b. far,)

2. Surround versions (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 near or far stereo modes or 4 channel surround mode too).   

The reverb  1.5 s, reflects 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 and the compass of the pedal is 30 (virtual 32) keys. 

RAM requirements (GB)

stereo-near

stereo-far

surround

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Jehmlich Kecskemét v2

4

6

6

9

12

18

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

Original specification

Virtual extension

Pedal  30 keys

Pedal 32 keys

Subbass 16, Oktavbass 8’, Gemshorn 8’, Choralbass 4’

+Trompete 8 (from I. man)

Fagott 16’

+ Oboe 4’ (from II. man)

Great 58 keys

Great 58 keys

Prinzipal 16’, Koppelfolete 8', Oktav 4’, Floete 4’

 

Quint 2 2/3’, Waldfloete 2’, Mixtur 2’3-5f, Tompete 8’

 

Swell 58 keys

Swell 58 keys

Bourdon 8’, Salizional 8’, Vox coelestis 8’

 

Prinzipal 4', Traversfloete 4’, Nasat 2 2/3’, Oktav 2’

 

Terz 1 3/5', Mixtur 2 2/3’ 4f

 

Oboe 8’, Vox Humana 8’, Scalmey 4’

 

Couplers

 

P+I, P+II, I+II

 

Tremulant

 

Original: Swell

Great


Pictures



Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Marosvári Péter, Nagy István and Jean-Pierre Silvestre
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Try the the demo sample sets before you buy! 
The Trial Versions of the Lutheran's Organ from Fehervar 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.
Demo Installation instructions: 

Install pack01 first. You can then use the stereo 'far'. Then install the 02 pack. After that, you can use the stereo 'near'. Finally, install pack 03. You can then use the surround version.

The order of installation is very important and the steps are not interchangeable.

 

If you purchase the full version, you should not delete the demo version, as this is required to use the full version!


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.
Lutheran" Organ from Fehervar (stereo and surround) full sample set



 60 
$ 65