In this posting, I will tell you how to set up a operating Hauptwerk technique, working with MIDI controller keyboards.

Many property organists generally aspiration of playing a wurlitzer theatre organ or a church organ to elevate their taking part in to a different amount, and for private enjoyment. At just one time this would be quite tough as you would have to have physical accessibility to the devices in get to perform them. Not so anymore! As a result of the use of contemporary computing technological innovation, samples and MIDI, the dwelling organist/fanatic can now perform possibly a Wurlitzer theatre organ, or a church/pipe organ devoid of leaving residence making use of a pc working Hauptwerk virtual pipe organ software, managed from either MIDI keyboards with pedals or pretty much any good Digital/electronic household organ that has MIDI out.

Hauptwerk Digital Pipe Organ Software program
Hauptwerk is software package distributed by Milan Digital Audio and readily available from Hauptwerk’s website. It is out there in 3 versions Absolutely free edition, fundamental and Whole version. We will be applying the Free of charge version, version 4 for the uses of this report. Variation 4 is all-around 2.2GB download, so I would advise downloading on a fast-ish world wide web connection. When you have downloaded Hauptwerk v4, it requires to be set up on your desktop Computer system, Laptop Laptop, MAC or MacBook notebook.

Demands and Prerequisites
Desktop Computer system necessities
I will presume that you have a decent, rather modern-day Pc that you can use for running Hauptwerk. Hauptwerk advise a least of an Intel Main2Duo system with 2GB RAM put in at the very least. For this posting Minimum amount proposed is an Intel Core 2 Duo process, I will use my existing E7500 Core2Duo based procedure below, as I have it obtainable. This is regarded as low to mid-assortment spec these times, as the Intel Main 2 Duos have been changed by the Core i collection processors. Hauptwerk advocate these Core I CPUs for finest efficiency, although I can guarantee you that my set up operates great, working with the Totally free St. Annes Mosely organ that is equipped with Hauptwerk. If you want to use much larger sample sets, I suggest working with both a Main i5 or i7, but as I will be only concentrating on the Free of charge edition of Hauptwerk, then the Intel Main 2 Duo E7500 is extra than capable of undertaking the job.

If you are intending to operate Hauptwerk on a grander scale, and use possibly the Fundamental or Comprehensive edition for managing significantly bigger samplesets, then Hauptwerk seriously recommend that you use an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor with 8-16GB RAM. This will need a 64bit running process, such as Home windows 7 Household High quality 64bit. If you currently have a Laptop with 32 bit windows, it will be restricted to 3.5GB RAM as that is a limitation of 32little bit application.

AMD processors will also be Okay for Hauptwerk, I have analyzed Hauptwerk on an AMD Athlon II x2 250 CPU, with 2GB ram and it operates perfectly. AMD are considerably more affordable than Intel, and a great substitute for anyone on a funds.

Notebook Computer specifications
I operate Hauptwerk 4 on my getting older DELL Inspiron 640m notebook. This laptop continue to has lifestyle in it but, as it is based mostly on a Main2Duo CPU functioning at 2.0ghz, with 2.5GB DDR2 ram. I upgraded it a though ago, so if you have a DELL Inspiron 640m or 6400 with an older Main Duo CPU, it probably worth swapping it out to a Main2Duo, which will upgrade the general performance to some degree.

To obtain MIDI connectivity on my notebook, I use a 11 USB MIDI interface, offered for a several lbs by way of eBay. These usually are not seriously suggested by Hauptwerk, but I can tell you that they do the job just good, and are simple to setup. Home windows routinely installs the motorists for these MIDI equipment.

Regarding the soundcard on a notebook, I use the on-board sound utilizing the Asio4all driver, which operates brilliantly on my DELL’s SigmaTel on-board soundcard. Preferably a USB or FireWire remedy would be greater, this kind of as the external M-Audio 2496 or the M-Audio FireWire 410 interface. The EMU 0404 USB would also be a superior decision. I would avoid the Soundblaster external Audigy USB NX as it has no ASIO!

MIDI Keyboard Controllers
If you don’t previously poses a digital or electronic household organ with MIDI then M-audio keystation Es collection controllers are great for Hauptwerk controllers.
I have successfully performed Hauptwerk applying my Wersi Arcus as a controller, although I simply cannot use a entire pedalboard with this. I will have to be pleased with 13 notes for now.

MIDI Bass Pedal Board
If you are not wanting for a complete-blown church or theatre organ pedalboard, then there are a couple of solutions available, either new or employed.

Roland PK5-A 13 Observe MIDI Pedalboard
Hammond XPK100 13 take note MIDI pedalboard
Hammond XPK200 20 note MIDI pedalboard
Hammond PK25XKP 25 take note MIDI pedalboard
Studiologic MP-113 13 take note MIDI pedalboard
Studiologic MP-117 17 Notice MIDI pedalboard

Soundcard – Audio Interface
Hauptwerk do not advise working with Innovative Audigy or Soundblaster playing cards, but I can validate that the Free sample established operates without challenges on the Resourceful Audigy 2 Platinum card, so all is not shed if you have just one of these playing cards.Hauptwerk endorse the M-Audio 2496 audio card, and as I have just one of these to hand, this is what I will be utilizing for this report. They are easy to acquire second-hand now, and can be bought on eBay for around 25. Now is a good time to put in the soundcard. As there are so lots of diverse varieties, I are not able to include all in this article as it’s outside of the scope of this post, so be sure to to refer to your soundcard suppliers documentation.

Hauptwerk suggest using a good Hello-Fi procedure or powered monitors will also be good. I use a Technics receiver with Wharfedale speakers with superior benefits. I only use Stereo and not surround sound, on the other hand you can use encompass sound if you wish, but this is not protected below in this write-up.

Managing Hauptwerk
The most essential way of managing Hauptwerk on the screen is with the Pc mouse. If you are using Hauptwerk with out a touch-display screen, I endorse a Wi-fi mouse as the cable would not get in the way.
The most widespread follow is using a Touchscreen though these can bump the price tag up a little bit, but it is very intuitive and simple to use compared with a mouse

Assembling the Console and Situating the Factors
I have my M-audio keystation 61ES on leading of my Yamaha P-155 digital piano, on it is individual stand. This is a fantastic set up, as it permits for bass pedals beneath. Photograph coming soon…
The Laptop base device I posture to the ideal or left facet of the Piano and M-audio 61, with the keep track of on an a suited shelf.

Connecting it All Up
Make sure your soundcard is set up and entirely performing and your Pc is all connected and set up. The M-Audio is simple to use as I only will need to hook up a USB cable to the Personal computer and put in the drivers. The keyboard is USB driven so it would not require a independent adapter. I hook up the P-155 to MIDI-IN on the pedals, and MIDI out of the pedals to the MIDI cable of the M-Audio 2496. MIDI is related ‘out’ of the pedals ‘in’ to the soundcard.

Putting in Hauptwerk
For the reasons of this post, I will believe that we are making use of Microsoft Home windows 7, as it’s the current Windows edition, and advisable by Hauptwerk. Obtain Hauptwerk 4 Totally free edition from the Hauptwwerk site.

Run the setup file that you just downloaded, and click on Done, when concluded. Now you should have a technique that is ready to go, apart from the finer points of placing up the MIDI components in Hauptwerk, i.e telling the software package what hardware you are making use of and what MIDI channels every thing is on. This is now considerably less complicated in Hauptwerk 4, as the Hauptwerk builders launched a MIDI find out operate, that instantly detects your MIDI options, and requires the headache out of setting it up manually.

Remain tuned for aspect two of this short article, location up MIDI. Pics and video clips to follow!