POM - French style Baroque organ from Zamárdi (Hungary)
                                                                                     History
Zamárdi is a famous holiday town in Somogy CountyHungary known for its beaches at Lake Balaton with 2,600 inhabitants. 

The village has been inhabited since ancient times, and is home to the largest Avar cemetery in Central Europe. Zamárdi has been a popular bathing place on Lake Balaton since the 1910s, with many guests visiting in summer. 


The church, built in honor of the Assumption, was built from 1771 to 1777 in Baroque-Rococo style. The picture depicting the birth of Mary, the pulpit, and the wooden statues (St. Michael the Angel, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist) were made in 1779 by master György Lingzer from Székesfehérvár. The parish church was run by Benedictine monks until the time of the communist era, and has since been diocesan. 

The organ was made by an unknown master in 1786 and this organ worked very well even in the XX. century as well. In World War II, the Soviet soldiers set fire to the organ cabinet and the metal pipes were taken away, the organ being completely destroyed. After that, the church did not have an organ for 60 years. The construction of the new organ was initiated by the parish priest György Kocsi in 2006. Church devotees and vacationers raised money for the organ. The Pécs Organ Building Manufactory was commissioned to build the organ. One of its leaders, the family of Attila Budavári, came from Zamárdi. The Pécs Manufactory not only built the organ, but also donated the third manual Cornet pipes. The organ was built in the French-Baroque style. This organ is the only small French-Baroque style organ in Central Europe. Organ designer Bertrand Cattiaux was involved in the design of this, and the intonation of the instrument took place under his personal direction. The organ was completed in 2010 and has been an ornament of the church ever since. 

 The following friends helped me to make and publish the sample set (in alphabetical order): Dominique Dantand, Gérard Lefranc, Nagy István, Jean-Pierre Silvestre and Adrian Wheal. If something's done well, it's thanks to them. Thank you for their work. Special thanks to Dominique Dantand for his help, who not only made amazing audio demos, but also, following his instructions, I created the extended version, which enabled the organ to perform a full range of French Baroque compositions.
Features
Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 48kHz/24bit, stereo, multiple loops (1-12) and multiple releases (3 levels). a=415 Hz
The sample sets are made in three forms

a. A version of wet stereo (far)

b. A version of semidry stereo (near)

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 2-2.5 s reflecting the original  acoustics of the church.  (Created IR file for HW5 users)

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

Keyboards, Pedal 
The original and extended organ compass of the manuals are 56 keys, the compass of the pedal is 30 keys.
Operating Instructions:

RAM requirements (GB)

stereo

surround

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Zamárdi

6-7

8-9

13

16

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

Original

Extended

Pedal  (original and extended 30 keys C, D-f’)

Soubasse 16’, Bourdon 8’  

Pedal  (original and extended 30 keys C, D-f’)

+ Flute 4’ (from Positive)

   Trompete 8’ (from POM organ of Buda-Village)

Great (original and extended 56 keys C, D-g’’’)

Montre 8’, Bourdon 8’, Prestant 4’, Doublette 2’

Plein Jeu 3x1 1/3’

Great (original and extended 56 keys C, D-g’’’)

+ Nasard 2 2/3’ and Tierce 1 3/5’ (from Positive)

   Voix Humanie (from Positive)

   Bourdon 16 (from Pedal)

   Trompete 8’ (from POM organ of Buda-Village)

Positive (original and extended 56 keys C, D-g’’’)

Bourdon 8’, Flute 4’, Nasard 2 2/3’, Quarte de Nasard 2’

Tierce 1 3/5, Larigot 1 1/3’

Cromorne 8’, Voix Humaine 8’

Positive (original and extended 56 keys C, D-g’’’)

same

Recit (original and extended 56 keys C, D-g’’’)

Cornet 5x8’ (from 60-c)

Recit (original and extended 56 keys C, D-g’’’)

Cornet echo and Cornet solo

Bourdon 8’ (from Positive)

Flute 4’ (from Positive)

Couplers:

I/P, II/P, I/II, III/II

Tremulant:

Positive

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

(only in the surround version!)

Couplers:

I/P, II/P, I/II, III/II

Tremulant:

+ Recit, separate Voix Humanie

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

(only in the surround version!)

Pictures



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 Zamárdi Organ 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. 

(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.) 

The IR file should only be downloaded and installed by anyone using Hauptwerk version 5 or 6. It is optimized for the stereo near 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.

Guide: simple stereo from surround, how to?  

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



69 EUR 
81 USD