The Krzeszów sample set of Sonus Paradisi is a fabulous baroque sample set. Further information can be found here.

However, due to the photorealistic representation of the stops, the original sample set is a little bit hard to use. Furthermore, it does not provide portrait modes.

Therefore I created several new screen layouts. The landscape layout uses the same resolution as the original sample set, which is 1,000 x 1,500 pixels. The new portrait layouts are in 4k resolution with 2,160 x 3,940 pixels.

As the original couplers are missing some "standard" couplers, I added an (extended) layout implementing these “missing” couplers. In these extended layouts, I exchanged Calcantenglöckel, Windablass, Coupler 2, Coupler 3, Coupler 1ct, and Coupler 2ct with Coupler 1-P, Coupler 2-P, Coupler 3-P, Coupler 1-2, Coupler 3-2, and Coupler 1-3. I “borrowed” the engagement and disengagement noises from other Krzeszów stop and coupler noises.

Installation is straightforward: just install (and de-install) the extension as any other sample set: Hauptwerk > File > Install Organ or Temperament… A new organ will be installed: Krzeszow Surround Extended.

The extension will not touch the original installation. A new UniqueOrganID will be installed in parallel (Attention: the original Krzeszów sample set has to be installed!). The drawback of this approach is, that all controls (e.g. keyboards, pistons, …) have to be programmed again.

I hope that this extension will help to make the beautiful Krzeszów sample set even more attractive as it is already.

Finally, I would like to thank Jiri Zurek for providing all of these amazing sample sets and allowing users to create extensions.


Update November 19, 2015

Some users favored an easier readable font. Therefore I created a second version using the font Bodoni 72 Bold for the stop labels.


Update January 22, 2017

After learning many things over the last two years I decided to update my very first published extension. The update contains mainly internal changes and some subtle graphical changes, which will make future updates easier.


Update October 28, 2017

Version 3 provides now a total of six additional jambs in a single ODF (all jambs from version 1 and 2 plus one additional simple screen):

  • An extended single landscape screen (font: DIN Alternate Condensed),
  • Dual extended landscape and portrait screens (font: Vampire Calligraphy),
  • Dual plain (extended) landscape and portrait screens (font: DIN Alternate Condensed),
  • A simple (extended) screen with simple block graphics (font: Arial).

All extended jambs provide the above mentioned additional standard couplers. The extended single landscape screen, the dual plain screens and the simple screen are optimized for readability on screens of all sizes. Due to further internal optimizations, the memory footprint of all eleven screens is still less than 70 MB.

Recommendation: Please un-install all previous versions of Data 001981: Krzeszow Surround Extended and Organ: Krzeszow Surround Extended. But keep your settings! I made major internal changes. If you don't un-install an earlier version, everything will work, but you may end up with orphan files, which only use space on your hard-drive.


Update November 3, 2017

Version 3.01 solves some screen bugs.


Update November 4, 2017

Version 3.02 solves some further screen bugs.

Krzeszów Visual Extension v3.02

Screenshots

  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Left Jamb Portrait
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Right Jamb Portrait
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Single Jamb Extended
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Left Jamb Extended Landscape
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Right Jamb Extended Landscape
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Left Jamb Extended Portrait
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Right Jamb Extended Portrait
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Left Jamb Plain Landscape
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Right Jamb Plain Landscape
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Left Jamb Plain Portrait
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Right Jamb Plain Portait
  • Jamb for Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland
    Simple Jamb Extended

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