Shirokuma publishes NDB Pipe Organ Samples Custom Edition for GigaStudio 2.0

Build your own NDB Pipe Organ Samples!
The unrivalled library now offers a free choice of stops and combinations for users

Budapest, Hungary, January 19, 2004  – Shirokuma Ltd. released today the custom edition of Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ Samples (NDB), the ultimate pipe organ sampling collection designed for Tascam's market-leading PC sampling software GigaStudio. Customers, who visit the company website ( may select and purchase any or all of the stops and combinations from the library.

‘We are responding to our customers' needs,' said Szabolcs Varga,  managing director of Shirokuma. ‘Now we understand there are people who need only particular stops and who, for example, specialize on baroque and pre-baroque music. We are very happy to serve their individual needs and we hope we can set an example for the whole industry with this new sales model.'

The samples of the both the full and custom editions feature minor enhancements over the original samples released last year. ‘The world of professional audio is about constantly searching our limits and never stop refining our work,' said Csaba Huszty,  NDB architect and lead engineer. ‘For us, it is not enough that NDB is the best organ sample collection that can be bought on the market today. We are working really hard on keeping it this way, among other, by continuously expanding the collection with new stops and combinations.'

Current NDB users may download or receive these upgrades free of charge.

NDB contests in 2004 

This year Shirokuma announces again its yearly international contests for pieces played with the samples of the library. The International NDB Improvisation and Composition Contest 2004  calls for original works or improvizations in standard MIDI format, while the International NDB J. S. Bach Interpretation Contest 2004  invites interpretations of a given J. S. Bach piece.


About Shirokuma

Shirokuma Ltd was founded in 2001 with the goal of providing real, accountable quality within the IT industry. The privately held company specializes on IT consulting and support, custom development and various kinds of IT- and language-related services, including professional translation and localization.
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About NDB

According to what organists and organ experts say, Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ Samples is the ultimate pipe organ sampling DVD – the only sample collection, which really contains all important stop combinations of a symphonic organ together with the the natural reverb of the cathedrals. Also, for the first time in the world, the collection offers real swellbox, crescendo and tremolo effects – just like a real pipe organ. More information:

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