Please Note: This is a SEMI-WET theatre organ sample set. Some of the acoustics of the Redford Theatre are part of the release
portions of the samples, so if you are using additional reverb you will either need to use Hauptwerk's truncate release settings to
make the ranks more dry, or you will need to reduce your external reverb.
The samples are in 16-bit 48khz Stereo, and the set uses recorded tremulant samples, not the Hauptwerk tremulant model.
History of the Barton VTPO Project:
The original instrument was built by the Bartola Musical Instrument Co. of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The following ranks were recorded by and are the property of Joe Hardy:
Diapason, Tibia,Tuba, Viole dí Orchestre, Vox Humana,Chimes, Auto Horn, Steam Boat, Chinese Gong, Thunder, Traps,
The microphones (AKG 414 BULS) were positioned about twenty feet into the auditorium, these recordings were done in 2007.
The following ranks were recorded by and are the property of Lynn Walls:
Flute, Tibia 16' Extension, Tuba 16' Extension, Chrysoglott, Bell, Siren, Bird Song, Fire Gong. These recordings were done in 2011.
Paul Jacyk and Lynn Walls provided the photos that were used to create the Hauptwerk Console, Stop Tabs, and 2nd Touch
views. Graphic editing was done by Graham Goode. The Noise Reduction was done by Graham Goode using Nick Appleton's
free Noise Reduction application. The looping and placement of release makers within the Hauptwerk sample set was done by
Graham Goode. The Hauptwerk CODM and rank extensions within the Hauptwerk sample set were created by Graham Goode.
14 members from the Yahoo VTPO group volunteered to be part of the Alpha testing phase of this sample set. Many thanks to all
of you for your feedback.
The samples have also been made into a soundfont, created by Les Knoll, and a jOrgan disposition has been released that uses
the soundfont. Another jOrgan disposition, with a similar skin to the HW set, is in testing at the moment.
We will also create and release the samples in GigaStudio (GIG) format.
This sample set is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
License. Which basically means you are free to use it and share it, so long as the license and attributions remain with the sample