Specification
of
the Van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam

(green has been added for Hauptwerk)

Man. I: Hoofdwerk C-f''
(for Hauptwerk
extended to g'')
Man. II: Rugwerk C-f''
(for Hauptwerk
extended to g'')
Man. III: Borstwerk C-f''
(for Hauptwerk
extended to g'')
Pedal: C-f'
Coupler:
Quintadeen
Prestant
Roerfluit
Octaaf
Spitsfluit
Quint
Octaaf
Mixtuur
Trompet
Fagot


16'
8'
8'
4'
4'
2 2/3'
2'
V-VI rks
8'
16


Holpijp
Prestant
Roerfluit
Spitsquint
Gemshoorn
Nasard
Sexquialter
Scherp
Dulciaan
Dulciaan
Tremulant

8'
4'
4'
2 2/3'
2'
1 1/3'
II rks
III-IV rks
8'
16'


Gedekt
Gedekte Fluit
Nasard
Prestant
Terts
Octaaf
Regaal
Tremulant




8'
4'
2 2/3'
2'
1 3/5'
1'
8'





Subbas
Prestant
Prestant
Gedekt
Roerquint
Bazuin
Trompet
Schalmei




16'
16'
8'
8'
5 1/3'
16'
8'
4'




Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler
Coupler







HW+RW
HW+BV
Ped.+HW
Ped.+NW
Ped.+BW











Demos
of
the Van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam


Composer:

Organist:


H.F. Micheelsen (1902 - 1973) - Erhalt uns Herr bei deinem Wort
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Voorspel:
HW: P8, O4, Q3, O2;
Ped: S16, P16, P8, G8
Koraal:
BW: G8, Gfl4;
RW: H8, Rfl4, sQ3 trem;
Ped: S16, G8
Windmodel: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Karel van Ingen
H.F. Micheelsen (1902 - 1973) - Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
Temperament: Original
Registration:
RW: H8, P4;
BW: G8, Terts 1 3/5, O1
Windmodel: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Karel van Ingen


H.F. Micheelsen (1902 - 1973) - Ist Gott für mich so trete
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: P8, O4, O2;
RW: H8, P4, SQ3, Sesq, Dulc 8;
BW: P2;
Ped: P16, P8, G8, O4 + BW
Windmodel: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Karel van Ingen
H.F. Micheelsen (1902 - 1973) - Lobe den Herren den machtigen Konig der ehren
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: Q16, P8, O4, Q3, O2, mixt +RW;
RW: P4, Sesq, scherp, Dulc 16;
Ped: Tutti
Windmodel: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Karel van Ingen
H.F. Micheelsen (1902 - 1973) - Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Temperament: Original
Registration:
1e deel RW: P4;
2e deel HW: P8
Windmodel: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Karel van Ingen
J. Bonefaas - De herdertjes
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel: 100
Front: 10
Middle: 31
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
D. Sanderman - A Christmas Prelude
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
L. Moree - Midden in de winternacht
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel: 100
Front: 46
Middle: 74
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
L. Moree - Stille nacht
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel: 100
Front: 27
Middle: 48
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
J.P. Sweelinck - Baletto del granduca
Temperament: KirnbergerIII
Registration:
Divers Registerkeuze Fred de Jong
Windmodel: 100
Front: 27
Middle: 55
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
D. Buxtehude - Passacaglia - BUXWV-161
Temperament: Equal
Registration:
Divers Registerkeuze Fred de Jong
Windmodel: 100
Front: 29
Middle: 55
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
F. Mendelssohn - Sonate 4 Allegretto
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: Roerfluit 8', Spitsfluit 4'.
RW: (c.f.) Holpijp 8', Roerfluit 4', Gemshoorn 2', Dulciaan 8'.
Ped: Subbas 16', Koppel Ped-HW
Windmodel: 100
Front: 29
Middle: 55
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard

Download Information
of
the Van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam


Important : Before download, first read the comments below at "General".

Download files:

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General:


General instructions for download and install a sample set

Important: Download the latest licensing packages file https://www.hauptwerk.com/licensingpackages/
Start Hauptwerk V (or higher) and install this file via the menu File | Install Organ, Temperament, or Impulse Response Reverb... Hauptwerk will 'learn' which protected sets are currently on the market.

For users of Hauptwerk 5 or higher:

  1. Make sure that Hauptwerk is not loaded.
  2. Open your iLok account and choose Licenses/Redeem Activation code and cut and paste the many-digit code into the screen.
  3. Activate your license to iLok Cloud or to the iLok dongle. In the latter case: then place the dongle on the Hauptwerk PC.
    It appears that this rule is not clear to everyone:
    • 3a: Go to your iLok account (log in if necessary) and select the sample set for which you want to enter the activation code.
    • 3b: At the top right of the iLok screen is a gray/green check mark.
      If you go over this with the mouse you will see the text "Activate licenses".
      Click on this check mark and you will see a new screen.
    • 3c: Click on Activate and Ok. Now the checkmark in the previous screen turns green.
    • 3d: Now double-click on the line you are working on and the screen that opens must show "License status active" on the top line.
    • 3e: If necessary, repeat the above for the eventualy other newly purchased organs.
  4. Restart Hauptwerk and you can install and use the organ.

Before download and install, note the following:

  1. Download all .CompPkg.Hauptwerk files.
  2. Load these files in the same folder and
  3. Do not change the file names and
  4. Do not unpack by hand.
  5. Check the MD5 checksums with the WinMD5 program, free to download from
    http://www.winmd5.com or http://www.fastsum.com
    If a checksum is incorrect, throw the wrong download file away from the PC and download that file again.
  6. Start Hauptwerk (File/Install organ....), select in the folder where you just downloaded the files the file with extension .CompPkg_Hauptwerk_rar in Hauptwerk's component installer.
    Hauptwerk automatically finds the other files.
  7. If you get error messages, scroll to the end of the log file (this opens automatically if something goes wrong when unpacking) to see what goes wrong.
    Usually a file is missing, or there is a file in the wrong folder or a file is damaged.
  8. Before loading the organ, first have a look at the system information regarding the expected memory usage etc.

Note: Please contact us via the Contact form if you encounter any issues; we will try to assist you.

System requirements
of
the van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam:



The computer

To play the full version of this sample set without restrictions requires a modern, fast computer with, for example, Windows 10 64 bit installed and around 32 GB of RAM.
Obviously Hauptwerk must also be installed with the latest version 5 (or higher) Advanced.
It is said that the best results are achieved using Apple-MacIntosh computers; however, we have no experience with this. It is difficult to make exact statements about what is needed. The "mother" website hauptwerk.com provides much information about this issue.
Prerequisites
.
Please note: This information applies to the newest version of Hauptwerk.
This virtual van Vulpen organ can be downloaded. The set is protected with the Hauptwerk Protection System via the iLok account or dongle from your Hauptwerk program.
Below is a table of memory usage .
On other systems, these values can vary considerably! Please note that your Operating System also requires considerable memory.


The sound card

A good internal or external sound card. For more information go to: hauptwerk.com .


Manuals/keyboards/pedal òr complete organ with MIDI out

3 or 4 manuals or keyboards and a (at least 25 keys) pedal òr a complete electronic organ with MIDI out.
Beautiful consoles specifically designed for Hauptwerk are commercially available.
In the Netherlands these are available through, for example,

Those who are technically inclined can provide their keyboard with MIDI capability using hardware from, for example, WIRA, MIDI-Hardware.com or MGB . We ourselves have done this using a Heyligers organ dating from around 1975 (using WIRA hardware). The conversion was about 300 Euro and everything has worked perfectly for years.


Speakers/headphone

The superb sound quality of Hauptwerk is best experienced through high-quality headphones, such as AKG or Sennheiser.
We prefer connecting the sound card to a (possibly multi-channel) sound system. The above mentioned companies can also advise you on any purchases in this area.
What you definitely should not do is listen to Hauptwerk through the built-in speakers of the monitor or a set of €10 computer speakers!





Table of memory usage
for
the Van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam


Hauptwerk 6 (space needed on the hard drive is 34 GB)

The meaning of the columns:
A = Number of loaded channels
B = Compression applied?
C = Bit rate Pipe samples
D = Multi-release pipe loaded?
E = RAM usage, Operating System not included (GB)

Please note that the stated values are an approximation !

De nrs. 1-2-3: (16 bit), single release compressed (a possibility but we think the quality is insufficient).
De nrs. 4-5-6: (16-bit), multi release compressed (the standard Hauptwerk loading mode).
De nrs. 7-8-9: (16 bit), multi release uncompressed.
De nrs. 10-11-12: (20-bit), multi release compressed.
De nrs. 13-14-15: (20 bit), multi release uncompressed.
De nrs. 16-17-18: (24-bit), multi release compressed (the maximum possible).
De nrs. 19-20-21: (24 bit), multi release uncompressed (the maximum possible).
There are of course many more variants, e.g. pipe samples loaded at 24 bit and sounds at 16 bit, etc.
If you're having trouble, send us your question by filling in the Contact form.

nr. Definition A B C D E
1 (16 bit) with 1 channel loaded single release compressed 1 16 4,2
2 (16 bit) with 2 channels loaded single release compressed 2 16 8,4
3 (16 bit) with 3 channels loaded single release compressed 3 16 12,6
4 (16 bit) met 1 channel loaded multi release uncompressed (Standard Hauptwerk) 1 16 5,3
5 (16 bit) with 2 channels loaded multi release uncompressed (Standard Hauptwerk) 2 16 10,6
6 (16 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release uncompressed (Standard Hauptwerk) 3 16 16,2
7 (16 bit) with 1 channel loaded multi release uncompressed 1 16 7,6
8 (16 bit) with 2 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 2 16 15,2
9 (16 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 3 16 22,8
nr. Definition A B C D E
10 (20 bit) with 1 channel loaded multi release compressed 1 20 7,9
11 (20 bit) with 2 channels loaded multi release compressed 2 20 15,8
12 (20 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release compressed 3 20 23,7
13 (20 bit) with 1 channel loaded multi release uncompressed 1 20 14,6
14 (20 bit) with 2 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 2 20 29,2
15 (20 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 3 20 43,7


Screen layout
of
the Van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam



Tab 1 : Foto's (Photos)

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Organ facade
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The church

This tab shows the front of the organ and if you click on the picture you will see the church.



Tab 2 : Origineel (Original)

origineel register paneel
Original stops panel

On this tab a simple representation of the original stops of this organ.
The layout follows reality as much as possible.
The button "Motor" turns the wind engine on.
Note: Do not adjust the speed of the tremulant. Because the tremulant of the Scherp will no longer be in sync with the other voices of the Rugwerk.

With the 3 sliders at the top right, the volume of the different channels can be set, which allows you to broadly determine your listening position.
A good starting position is e.g. Fr 25 Mi 65 Re 100

In the middle you will find the swell pedal and this serves the doors of the Borstwerk wich is a kind of a swell.

Above the register button "Gedekt 8 vt." from the Borstwerk there is a light/button. If you press it, you will hear a buzzer.

Important: We don't like the recorded tremulant of the Borstwork, especially if you use a lot of volume on "Front". By means of the blue/yellow LEDs on the left of the buttons you can choose per voice whether you want to hear the recorded tremulant or the "Hauptwerk" modulating variant.
Blue = recorded
Yellow = modulating




Tab 3 : Uitgebreid (Extended)

uitgebreid register paneel
Extended stop panel

On this tab you find a simple representation of all the stops of this sample set.
The layout does not follow the reality.
The button "Motor" turns on the wind engine.
Note: Do not adjust the speed of the tremulant, because the tremulant of the Scherp will no longer be in sync with the other voices of the Rugwerk.

With the 3 sliders at the top right, the volume of the different channels can be set, which allows you to broadly determine your listening position.
A good starting position is e.g. Fr 25 Mi 65 Re 100

With the fourth slider, you control the doors of the Borstwerk like a kind of swell pedal.

At the bottom right there is a "Buzzer" button that turns on the light below and sounds the buzzer.

Important: We don't like the recorded tremulant of the Borstwork, especially if you use a lot of volume on "Front". By means of the blue/yellow LEDs on the left of the buttons you can choose per voice whether you want to hear the recorded tremulant or the "Hauptwerk" modulating variant.
Blue = recorded
Yellow = modulating



Tab 4 : Schakelaars (Switches)

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Switches

Most elements of this tab do not actually need to be visible, but for those who find it interesting, it still gives a bit of an impression of what needs to be done to get a sample set of this size to work.
Keep in mind that behind each (manual) button there are 56 long, 56 long release, 56 medium release and 56 short release samples and about the same amount for the recorded tremulant. The same applies to the pedal, but then 30 samples.

It is also useful to know that if you right-click on a switch you can immediately access the correct voicing screen.

In the column "Speelhulpen" (Playing aids) you will find two buttons:
With the button "Trekkergeluid" (Tracker noise) you can choose whether or not to hear the noises of the trackers.
With the button "Toetsgeluid" (Key noise) you can choose whether or not you want to hear the key noise.



Tab 5 : Speeltafel (Console)

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The virtual console

On this tab you will find a global virtual representation of the console.
This allows you to easily connect the keyboards and the pedal to Hauptwerk via MIDI.
The stop knobs are for illustration purposes only and therefore do not function.



Tab 6 : Wind

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The windmodel

On these tabs you find a schematic representation of the wind supply of this organ.
With the various sliders you can control the supply of wind for the bellows and the various wind chests.
With the "R" or reset buttons you can return to the settings that we think are the most suitable (default values).
With the button "Sygsoft" at the bottom right you can reset all 7 sliders in one time.


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The van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam

€ 349,-

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DEMO AFSPELEN
Sweelinck - Baletto del granduca

In September 2022, we recorded the Van Vulpen organ from the Hoflaankerk in Rotterdam for Hauptwerk.
The Hoflaankerk, located on the corner of Hoflaan and Oudedijk, is the oldest church building in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen. It was built in 1842 as a 'Waterstaatskerk' diagonally across from the former town hall, which stood at the intersection of 's-Gravenweg and Kortekade. The architect was Arend Roodenburg, head teacher of Architecture at the Royal Academy in The Hague. The address of the national monument is Hoflaan 1.
The current organ in the church was built in 1966 by Van Vulpen. The advisor during construction was Piet van den Kerkhoff.
On September 21, 1966, the organ was inaugurated with a performance by Piet van den Kerkhoff and the organist of the Hoflaankerk, Adriaan Verhoef. The architect Cornelis Elffers designed the organ case.



About the recordings


Three channel technology

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Sliders on the 'console' tab

All used samples are recorded in stereo from 3 positions (24-bit 96kHz).
As one of the final steps, the samples are converted to 24-bit 48kHz.
The set is delivered in the 3-channel technique devised by Sygsoft, allowing the user to adjust the listening position themselves.
There are 3 positions:
1: Front, recorded very close to the organ. This provides a very direct recording that is useful for study purposes.
2: Middle, this recording was made at about 3 times the distance used in the front recording.
3: Rear, recorded far from the organ is used as surround.
Through three sliders (0-100%), a mix can be made of the three positions that is to your liking.
A good starting point for setting the sliders is e.g. Front-Middle-Rear 25-60-100
More information see: tab Systeemeisen.

Other details

The recordings for this sample set were made in september 2022.
Recording quality 96 kHz, 24 bit. The set is reduced to 48 kHz 24 bit.
Number of microphones: 8.
Number of samples processed in this set: 23.340
Number of lines in the Organ Definition File (ODF): ca. 1.528.250

Division of the Work

Johan van der Waal van Dijk:
Processing of the samples and technical advice.

Christian Boogaard:
Noise reduction, adjusting the wind model, intonation, demos, and artistic advice.

Rietje Raatgeep:
Administration and PR.

Fred de Jong:
Layout, additional control samples, loops, ODF and overall management.

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