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Mátyás Pipe Organ Samples

System requirements and recommendations

It is intended and required that the Matyas (MO) Pipe Organ Samples be operated within Hauptwerk, a virtual pipe organ host software application, purchased separately.

System requirements for the Matyas organ
Platform PC/Mac
Host software

Hauptwerk version 3.23 or 4.00 or later
Advanced Edition is recommended, Basic Edition is required


Quad-Core / i7 is recommended
Dual-Core is required

Sound card ASIO compatible recommended

The Trial Edition works with the Hauptwerk Free Edition once the Matyas Organ is loaded so that the Free Edition's RAM and polyphony limitations are met.

For further information, please refer to Hauptwerk's detailed requirements.

Detailed RAM guidelines

Hauptwerk loads all samples in the computer's RAM, with several loading options available according to your computer's specification. The Matyas Organ was specifically designed and post processed in such a way that it will load with significantly less RAM footprint once the 'first loops only' loading option is selected. We recommend using Hauptwerk's built-in lossless memory compression to reduce the loading size. Below we have summarised the RAM requirements with their corresponding quality options.

RAM requirements for the Matyas organ
  Loading setup Bits Loops Acoustics Releases Required RAM Computer RAM*
Personal and Professional Edition
Stereo Full organ, 85 stops 24 all cathedral all 21.29 GB 24 GB yes
    16 all cathedral all 11.36 GB 16 GB yes
          single 7.66 GB 12 GB yes
    16 first cathedral all 9.21 GB 12 GB yes
          2R (two) 7.17 GB 8 GB yes
          single 5.51 GB 8 GB yes
Professional Edition
Console Stereo Full organ, 85 stops 24 all cathedral all 25.40 GB 32 GB yes
    16 all cathedral all 13.40 GB 16 GB yes
          single 8.73 GB 12 GB yes
      first   2R (two) 8.44 GB 12 GB yes
          single 6.31 GB 8 GB yes
Surround (Quad)
  Full organ, 85 stops 16 all cathedral all 26.22 GB 32 GB yes
      first   2R (two) 16.46 GB 24 GB yes
Adjustable surround
  Full organ, 85 stops 24 all cathedral all 46.00 GB 48 GB yes
    16 all cathedral all 24.02 GB 32 GB yes
      first cathedral all 20.03 GB 24 GB yes
      first cathedral 2R (two) 15.30 GB 24 GB yes
Trial Edition
  All 49 stops 16 all cathedral all 4.25 GB 6 GB yes

**The Required RAM column above is the memory requirement that also includes Hauptwerk*'s own memory consumption, so this is all the RAM the sample set and Hauptwerk* together will use, but some additional RAM may be required for the operating system itself, (not included). The measures were obtained on a Windows-based computer. The Computer RAM column shows a recommendation on the amount of RAM your computer should have as a minimum for a given loading setup assuming that some additional RAM is used by the operating system. This value might be different for each case so we recommend the maximum possible amount of RAM you could put in your computer for this sample set, except if you are working with external reverberation or in a dry acoustic environment. Also note that on the Mac you may require more RAM in the computer than the above indicated Computer RAM value, because of the operating system of the Mac. Also note that Windows is capable of loading more content than your available RAM, loading (paging) the additional sample data to your hard drive, reading it once the sound is needed (played). In some cases this will cause glitches in the sound when played in realtime since the hard drive is slower to access than the computer's RAM, but makes the full library usable in offline music composition and recording even if you do not have the required amount of RAM.

'Reduced' organ definition (ODF) files marked as 2R (two) in the table above are provided for each type (stereo/quad/adjustable) of organ in order to allow maximum flexibility in the loading setup, supporting to load only 2 release layers out of the available 3. Otherwise the Reduced ODF files are equivalent to the originals.