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September 8, 2004
The new edition of Notre Dame de Budapest (NDB) Pipe Organ Samples is now available, offering more features and samples than originally announced back in July.
"We have not stopped working since we announced the new edition and we are happy to report that we can offer even more than what we promised," said Csaba Huszty, NDB architect and lead engineer. 'The new edition features over 60 organ stops and combinations and exceeds the previous version in just about every detail. We have included even a 7-channel impulse response reverb to illustrate the capabilities of the new GigaStudio version. The library has now more than 3000 samples, recorded and processed in 96 kHz/32-bit but besides the organ sounds, NDB has the capability of imitating live recordings using various background sound effects often heard at the cathedral."
The stops and combinations of the new library, which fill 6 DVDs with more than 22 GB of sample data, were chosen in cooperation with award-winning concert organists and pipe organ experts. Shirokuma also paid heed to user feedback and included content requested by its customers.
Besides the Full Edition, the new library, which features 24-bit, 48-kHz samples, an entry-level Compact Edition is also available. To preserve backward compatibility, Shirokuma made both editions available in 16-bit format, so that GigaStudio 2.x users can benefit from the enhancements of the new library as well.
More than fifty percent of the income goes directly to the cathedrals to maintain their organs, part of world heritage.
Price and availability
Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ Samples v3 is available now. It can be purchased at NDB website and major music shops specializing in sound samples. The recommended list prices of NDB Full and Compact Editions are 350 ($419) and 99 ($119), respectively.
For more information, visit their web site at www.ndb.hu