Walcker organ of Miskolc Catholic church of Iron factory (from Bad Ems)
                                                                                History
Miskolc is the third largest city in Hungary, known for its heavy industry. It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary. The population is 167,754.   

After the political changes the heavy industry is ruined and the city suffers from many problems. The iron factory had to close as well.  


The paris church of iron factory was built in 1908 from the donation of the workers of the factory. The church was built in neo-Romanesque style. The Angster organ  (II/22) was destroyed in the Second World War. After a long time there was no organ, just a harmonium. In 1998, the parish operated a religious order, the "Little Brothers of St. Francis".  


The Walcker-Organ Opus 3980 built in 1960 to Kath. Church of Bad Ems. This is a great neo-baroque organ with III/38 stops. The Bad Ems parish church donated these organ to the church of the Iron Factory in 1995. Unfortunately, there was no money inthe professionally set up and commissioned of the organ. Some of the important stops disappeared, others are not well tuned. But superb acoustics still sounds very much this monumental instrument.  


I did the recording and sample making in 2015. At the time, I still had little knowledge of sample making and there was a lot of criticism, mainly for tuning the sample. I’ve learned a lot lately and I’m slowly taking out my old samples and making the new version by reprocessing the raw recording audio files. Now this great organ has taken place. Thanks to the finer noise filtering method, the sound of the reprocessed sample is fuller and more vibrant. Another significant change is that the new release does not use a 2-channel stereo mix, but all six channels using surround. To my delight, Gérarad Lefranc, Dominique Dantand, István Nagy, Andor Pecze and Jean-Pierre Silvestre were in the preparation of the new version. Thank you for their work.


Part of the truth is that this new version has gotten better than the previous one, but it’s not perfect either. For me, my recording technique has changed a lot since then, I have much better microphones, so the quality of my current samples is better than that of the refurbished samples. You need to know this and take this into account when shopping.

Features
Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 48kHz/24bit, multiple loops (1-8) and multiple releases (3 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz                

The sample was prepared in 2-channel stereo front-near, 2-channel stereo front-far, and 6-channel (near-far-rear) surround versions.

The reverb is 3.5 s, reflects he original acoustics of the church.

Hauptwerk v4.2 or v5-6 supported for the Organ Definition Files.

Keyboards, Pedal 
The original organ compass of the manuals are 56 keys (the virtual version 58), the compass of the pedal is 30 (the virtual 32) keys.

RAM requirements (GB)

2 channels sztereo

6 channels surround

 

 

 

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Walcker organ from Miskolc

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

Unfortunately, are missing some of the stops of the original instrument. (Pousane 16' of the Pedal, Pommer 16' of the Great manual, Weidenpfeife 8' and Hintersatz of the Swell, Krumhorn of the Positive). I replaced the Missing stops from the Klais of Szikszó sample. This organ is similarly German and was made in the same period as the Walcker organ.
Specifications  

Pedal  original 30 virtual 32 keys

Principal 16', Subbas 16', Quintbass 10 2/3', Oktavbass 8',

Rohrgedackt 8', Gemshorn 4', Nachthorn 2',

Rauschpfeife 5 1/3' 3f, Mixtur 2' 3f,

Posaune 16' (from Klais from Szikszo)

Trompete 8', Rohrschalmey 4

Hauptwerk  original 56, virtual 58 keys

Pommer 16' (from lais from Szikszo)

Principal 8', Gedacktfloete 8', Oktave 4', Rohrtraverse 4'

Nasat 2 2/3’, Oktave 2', Septade 2', Mixtur 1 1/3' 6f,

Span. Trompete 8'          

Schwellwerk original 56, virtual 58 keys

Bleiprincipal 8', Weidenpfeife 8' (from Klais Organ from Szikszo)

Oktave 4', Kleingedackt 4', Doppelfloete 2', Oktavlein 1'

Sesquialtera 2f, Hintersatz 2 1/3' (from Lutherans Organ from Fehervar)

Dulcian 16', Franz Oboae 8',

Rückpositiv original 56, virtual 58 keys

Musizier-gedackt 8', Nachthorn 4', Principal 2', Gemsquinte 1 1/3'

Cymbelmixtur 2/3' 5f

Krummhorn  (from Klis from Szikszo)

Couplers

original: I/Ped, II/Ped, III/Ped, II/I, III/1

virtual: I/Ped16, I/Ped4, II/I16, II/I4, III/I16, III/I4, III/II, II/III

            Ped4, I16, I4, II16, II4, II16, III4

Tremulant

Original: II, III

virtual: + I

Enclosure

original: II

virtual: + III

Pictures
Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Nagy István, Pecze Andor and Jean-Pierre Silvestre.
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Try the the demo sample sets before you buy!
The Trial Versions of the Walcker organ of Miskolc 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. 

Free download the Hauptwerk demo sample sets:

Walcker Organ from Miskolc demo version
Install the package01 then the package02 finally the package03. It is important to sort. 

After installing the first pack, you can use the stereo-far demo version. After installing the second pack, you can use the stereo-near version. Finally, after installing the third pack, you can use the 6-channel surround version.

Buy the full Walcker Organ from Miskolc sample set (You can pay in dollars or euros.)



89 EUR  
106 USD