Independent Combination Action
The Heppenheim organ’s combination action is independent of the combination action built in Hauptwerk™ 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 general comination action has 100 banks with 10 frames in each.
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 general combination preset (also called a “frame”), press the S button once, and then press 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 the dedicated ‘up’ and ‘down’ switches, and then press a number.
Loading and saving combinations to files
Saving entire banks of combinations is just as easy as saving Hauptwerk’s™ 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.
You can change the behaviour of the Set button by this feature. Choosing Multiple mode on the Keyboards Page, the Set button is not disengaged when you activate a combination frame. This is useful if you have a physical organ console. Changing to Single mode, you can program only one combination frame after pressing the S. If you work on the GUI, choose this mode.