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 fantastic 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, such as I am, to create extensions.
Version 3.10 corrects two typos and replaces the simple screen with an updated version.
Version 3.02 solves some further screen bugs.
Version 3.01 solves some screen bugs.
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):
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.
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.
Some users favored an easier readable font. Therefore I created a second version using the font Bodoni 72 Bold for the stop labels.