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Palace of Arts Budapest Pipe Organ Samples

System requirements and recommendations

It is intended (and required) that the PAB data library be operated on host software called Hauptwerk. Hauptwerk can be purchased separately and is required for operating this virtual instrument.

System requirements for PAB
Platform PC/Mac
Host software Hauptwerk version 3.30 or 4.00 or later
Hauptwerk Advanced Edition is recommended for PAB Medium, Professional, Extended and Gravissimo Editions
CPU i7 or Xeon or better is recommended
Dual-Core or equivalent is required
Sound card ASIO compatible recommended

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

Detailed RAM guidelines

Hauptwerk loads all its samles in the computer's RAM, and several loading options are available for you in Hauptwerk to set the sound quality affecting the RAM requirements according to your computer's specification. PAB was specifically designed and post processed in such a way that, despite its extraordinary size it will load successfully even on previous computers. We recommend using Hauptwerk's built-in lossless memory compression to reduce the loading size. Please find the summary of the RAM requirements with their corresponding quality options Hauptwerk offers for a selection below.

RAM requirements for the PAB organ
Edition / usage recommendation Loading setup Bits Loops Acoustics Releases Required RAM Computer RAM*
Gravissimo Edition
  Full organ, 149 stops 24 all concert hall all 30.68 GB 32 GB yes
          2R (two) 27.69 GB 32 GB yes
          single 24.63 GB 32 GB yes
      first   all 20.82 GB 24 GB yes
          2R (two) 17.84 GB 20 GB yes
          single 14.86 GB 16 GB yes
Recommended Full organ, 149 stops 16 all concert hall all 16.68 GB 20 GB yes
          2R (two) 15.16 GB 20 GB yes
          single 13.38 GB 16 GB yes
      first   all 11.49 GB 16 GB yes
          2R (two) 9.97 GB 12 GB yes
          single 8.19 GB 12 GB yes
recommended for convolution reverb         250 ms 6.89 GB 8 GB yes
  Full organ, 149 stops 24 all cathedral sCSA all 42.19 GB 48 GB yes
          2R (two) 35.40 GB 48 GB yes
          single 28.49 GB 32 GB yes
      first   all 32.43 GB 48 GB yes
          2R (two) 25.54 GB 32 GB yes
          single 18.63 GB 20 GB yes
  Full organ, 149 stops 16 all cathedral sCSA all 22.35 GB 24 GB yes
          2R (two) 18.82 GB 20 GB yes
          single 15.56 GB 20 GB yes
      first   all 17.15 GB 20 GB yes
          2R (two) 13.62 GB 16 GB yes
          single 10.09 GB 12 GB yes
Approximate initial loading times of the organ file in Hauptwerk 3.30
  Loading setup Approximate loading time
before the Rank Screen appears, in Hauptwerk 3.30
  PAB Gravissimo 4 minutes 25 seconds
  PAB Extended 47 seconds
  PAB Professional 10 seconds
  other PAB editions a few seconds

When you load an organ in Hauptwerk, it first processes the organ and then loads the sound samples. The tables above indicate the times of this initial processing in Hauptwerk 3. After the completion of this process either the Rank Screen appears or the samples automatically begin to load. The time values above exclude the time of loading the samples themselves. During this initial loading process, Hauptwerk 3.30 may appear freezed and not respondig. This can last, according to the table above, up to a few minutes depending on your computer's speed. The measurements were made on a mid-range personal computer manufactured in 2007, so if you have newer computer you can get slightly faster loading results. In Hauptwerk 4 the loading times were significantly improved and reduced to a few seconds only.

RAM requirements for the PAB organ
Edition / usage recommendation Loading setup Bits Loops Acoustics Releases Required RAM Computer RAM*
Extended Edition
Recommended Full organ, 92 stops 16 all cathedral sCSA all 17.3 GB 20 GB yes
          2R (two) 14.5 GB 16 GB yes
      first   all 12.6 GB 16 GB yes
          2R (two) 9.9 GB 12 GB yes
          single 7.1 GB 8 GB yes
Professional/Extended Edition
  Full organ, 92 stops 24 all concert hall all 24.1 GB 32 GB yes
Recommended   16 all   all 12.8 GB 16 GB yes
      first   all 8.2 GB 12 GB yes
          single 5.6 GB 8 GB yes
recommended for convolution reverb         250 ms 4.5 GB 6 GB yes
  Manual 1: Great Organ 24 all   all 4.9 GB 6 GB yes
    16 all   all 2.8 GB 4 GB yes
  Manual 2: Pos. expr. 24 all   all 6.4 GB 8 GB yes
    16 all   all 3.5 GB 6 GB yes
  Manual 3: Réc. expr. 24 all   all 6.5 GB 8 GB yes
    16 all   all 3.6 GB 6 GB yes
  Manual 4: Solo 24 all   all 4.3 GB 6 GB yes
    16 all   all 2.5 GB 4 GB yes
  Manual 5: Chamade 24 all   all 1.4 GB 4 GB yes
    16 all   all 1.0 GB 4 GB yes
  Pedal 24 all   all 3.4 GB 4 GB yes
    16 all   all 2.0 GB 4 GB yes

 

RAM requirements for the PAB organ
Edition Loading setup Bits Loops Acoustics Releases Required RAM Computer RAM*
Small, Trial All 15 stops 24 all concert hall all 4.4 GB 6 GB yes
  All 15 stops 16 all   all 2.4 GB 4 GB yes
Essential Edition All 23 stops 24 all concert hall all 6.4 GB 8 GB yes
  All 23 stops 16 all   all 3.5 GB 6 GB yes
Medium Edition All 45 stops 24 all concert hall all 12.3 GB 16 GB yes
  All 45 stops 16 all   all 6.6 GB 8 GB yes
  All 45 stops 16 first cathedral CSA all 6.9 GB 8 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.