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Independent Combination Action

The Esztergom organ’s combination action is independent of the combination action built in Hauptwerk™ (version 3) and it replicates the original organ’s own combination action. This feature is completely independent of Hauptwerk’s™ own combination action system, allowing more convenient use.

The instrument’s comination action has 1000 programmable banks.


Programming and resetting from Graphical User Interface (GUI) or Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)

Once you define a stop configuration on the console that you wish to save as a combination preset (also called a “frame”), press the S button once, and then press either a number or a navigation key to select which combination frame you want to program. If you select the same frame that was previously active, the previous combination will be overwritten with the new one.

Hint: The easiest way to program a particular stop combination into the next frame is to press the S set button and then press the > increment button. This will program the currently set configuration to the next frame and increment the current frame by one to that frame – with a single click.

You can also assign MIDI messages to these buttons so that, if you have a MIDI-capable console, all these functionalities can be directly available to you in physical form as well.

Navigation and use during organ play

Navigating between different combination frames is very easy. You can navigate to the desired bank number by respectively selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd digit with the dedicated switches mentioned above.

For example, if you would like to activate the combination stored in bank number 235, and the actual bank number is 000, then on the Center page you need to press the 1st digit up switch (see the figure in chapter 3.5.2) twice, to set the first digit to 2, then press the 2nd digit up switch 3 times to set the 2nd digit to 3, then press the 5 switch, to set the 3rd digit to 5.

Programmable tutti and pleno

In this virtual organ the tutti and the general combination (the pleno) are freely configurable. You can define any stop and coupler combination for them. Setting up a custom tutti or pleno combination is very simple. Just set the desired combination using the stop and the coupler switches, and press the set button of the combination action. This button is marked with “S” and can be found on the Console and Center pages (see chapter 3.5.1 and 3.5.2). Finally, push the pleno or tutti switch, depending on which one of them you wish to program. They are located on the Center page, and on the Console page, as foot pistons (see chapter 3.5.2 and 3.7). Once the tutti or pleno switch is pushed, the current combination is set as tutti or pleno.

Loading and saving combinations to files

Saving entire banks of combinations is just as easy as saving Hauptwerk’s™ (version 3) own combinations, and can be configured using the same commands.

Tip: Make sure you save your combination action frames when you unload the organ. You can then restore this later by loading it from the Hauptwerk* menu.