Today an extension for Smecno was published.

Some time ago a friend brought my attention to a gem offered by Sonus Paradisi, the small renaissance organ at the Holy Trinity Church at Smecno in the Czech Republic. The sample set comes in two editions: an original and an extended sample set.

The original sample set (one manual plus pedal) offers portrait screens, but for some reasons, the screens are rotated by 90° on my monitors. I don’t know whether Hauptwerk v3, for which the sample set was originally developed, handled portrait screens differently.

The extended version of the sample set (manual 1 = a Positiv located in the back of the organist, manual 2 = manual stops after restoration, and manual 3 = manual stops before restoration) has left and right landscape jambs, but corresponding portrait jambs are missing. This extension adds these missing portrait jambs. Additionally, the compass of the pedal was extended from 27 to 30 keys (d1 to f1) using the original audio files.

The extension installs the additional graphics files in a new OrganInstallationPackages folder (001990) and an organ definition file (ODF) with a new UniqueOrganID (001990). Therefore, it does not touch the original installation.