Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ Samples

Notre Dame de Budapest (NDB) Pipe Organ Samples is a comprehensive legendary sound sample library containing original, real pipe organ sounds from symphonic organs of two Hungarian cathedrals, available in the several editions:

Looped Edition, Full Edition (sample library)
  • containig a selection of every important stop and stop combination from the two symphonic organs
Compact Edition (sample library)
  • pipe organ essentials

The several editions of NDB provide you and your studio such features that no other pipe organ sample library can in an unbeatable quality, with unbeatable quality and ease of use.

Key features

  • 62 different pipe organ stops and combinations from 2 symphonic organs in unmatched quality
  • 96 kHz 24-bit recordings and post-processing
  • 48 kHz 24-bit samples
  • more than 3000 samples
  • every 2nd or 3rd note sampled on the manual (optimized stop-by-stop, according to results of critical listening tests)
  • every 1st or 2nd note sampled on the pedal (optimized stop-by-stop, according to results of critical listening tests)
  • swellbox effect*
  • tremolo effect*
  • crescendo effect*
  • long loops for looped samples (average of 2-8 second loops)
  • unlooped samples (in Full Edition) for ultimate realism
  • original cathedral amience (impulse response reverbs and release samples*)

*Some features are not/not fully supported in different editions and formats due to sampler/host compatibility. See feature comparison for the details.

Editions

Comparison of the different version and editions
 
Full Edition
Looped Edition
Compact Edition
Type
sample library
sample library
sample library
Required sampler
GigaStudio 3 or later or compatible
GigaStudio 3, Kontakt 2 or later or compatible
GigaStudio 3, Kontakt 2 or later or compatible
Platform
PC (GigaStudio 3), Mac*
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
Modes
-
-
-
Contents
62 stops and combis
62 stops and combis
10 stops and combis
Samples
unlooped
looped
looped
Sample format
24 bit, 48 kHz
24 bit, 48 kHz
24 bit, 48 kHz
Reverb (by impulse response)
up to 7.0
up to 7.0 in Gigastudio 3, stereo in Kontakt 2
stereo
Reverb (by release samples)
stereo
stereo
stereo
Swellbox (by impulse response)
yes
yes
yes
Swellbox (by samples)
yes
yes (no pre-programmed MIDI controller automation in Kontakt 2)
yes
Tremolo
yes
yes
yes
Crescendo
yes
yes (Gigastudio 3 only)
yes
Size
23 GB, 6 DVD
6 GB, 2 DVD
4 GB, 1 DVD
Delivery
Retail box
Retail box or download
Retail box or download
MSRP
$459
$249
$99

*Many samplers can read GigaStudio 3 'GIG' or Kontakt 2 '.NKI' files, so if you use a different sampler, be sure to check out the compatibility and try out our free downloadable demo samples with them. If you use a different sampler, you may use the library on other plaftorms as well.

Full Edition, Looped Edition

The Full Edition and the Looped Edition of NDB Pipe Organ Samples, made for the professional contains 62 stops, pre-recorded combinations and sound effects from the symphonic organs. This edition is made for those who already have a sampler software and wish to use the samples with that. The Full Edition contains unlooped samples for further realism: in the manuals (keyboards) every sample has a length of about 30 seconds or more, while the pedal notes are a full minute in length. All sound transients, like the sounds of the valves of the pipes or the windchest activity can be heard together with the natural reverb of the cathedrals - without any additional noise. Key features include the realtime controllable swellbox, tremolo and crescendo effects and the natural cathedral ambience achieved in two different ways: by impulse responses of the cathedrals and by release triggers. You can always choose the method that best fits your music, or even use them together. Every important combination and stop on the organs was recorded to allow performing almost every part of the pipe organ literature.

Compact Edition

The Compact Edition of the library contains the basic stops and combinations you need for pipe organ music and orchestral arrangements in an affordable solution. The Compact Edition is available for both versions of GigaStudio. All samples are in 48 kHz, 24 bit. As in the Full Edition, the natural cathedral ambience is implemented by release triggered sam-ples and impulse responses. Crescendo, tremolo and swellbox effects are not imple-mented in the Compact Edition. NDB CE ships on 1 DVD. The Kontakt 2 version comes with looped samples. Please check below for the detailed contents.

System requirements and recommendations

NDB Pipe Organ Samples is designed to operate with data streaming samplers such as GigaStudio or Native Instruments Kontakt.

Full Edition (unlooped very long samples)

  • sample library with .GIG (GigaStudio 3) files 
  • GigaStudio 3 or later or compatible is required

Looped and Compact Edition (looped samples)

  • sample library with .GIG (GigaStudio 3) files or .NKI (Kontakt 2) files 
  • GigaStudio 3 or later or compatible is required (.GIG files)
  • Kontakt 2 or later or compatible is required (.NKI files)

Note that GigaStudio is a sampler software that is discontinued and not available for purchase any more, but several other sampler software can import, interpret and load GIG files.

Also note that NDB Pipe Organ Samples is not compatible with the RAM-based sampler Hauptwerk.

NDB Live! demo

Imitation of a live recording, featuring Noises of the Inner Cathedral, Organ Engines, Fonds 16' 8', Fonds 16' 8' Ped., Gemshorn+Nachhorn, Gemshorn+Nachhorn+Rohrflöte 4', Trompete Harmonique 8', Bassoon 16', all from Notre Dame de Buda

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F. Liszt - Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

Realistic, Organ engine, Registration noise, Swell, Anches 16' 8' 4' together with Fonds 16' 8' 4', Fonds 16' Ped.

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J.S.Bach - Fantasia in G (Pièce d’Orgue)

Anches 16' 8' 4' together with Fonds 16' 8' 4' and Mixtures, Fonds 16' Ped.

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J.S.Bach - Fantasia in g (BWV 542)

Featuring Tutti, Tutti Ped., Fonds 16' 8' 4' and Fonds 16' Ped. from the organ of Notre Dame de Kispest

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Tutti

Stop audition from Notre Dame de Kispest

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C.Franck - Choral in E (excerpt) II.

Fonds 8', Trompete 8'

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C. Franck - Choralfantasia in a - Adagio (excerpt)

IR reverberated, Fonds 8', Hautbois 8' Swell, Fonds 16' Ped.

Impulse response from the GigaStudio 3.0 release


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Crescendo demonstration

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Gigout - Toccata in b Minor

Gigout - Toccata in B Minor performed by Joseph Felice

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C.Franck - Choral in E (excerpt) I.

Fonds 16' 8' 4', Fonds 8'

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Handel's Concerto Op 7 No 10

Handel's Concerto Op 7 No 10 performed by Joseph Felice

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C.Franck - Choralfantasia in a (excerpt)

Trompete 8', Mixture + Hautbois, Fonds 16' Ped.

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