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To play the virtual harpsichord you need:
1st: A rather up to date PC or notebook. It is difficult to say which hardware you need. Martin Dyde (the creator of Hauptwerk) gives much information about this at Tutorials.
Please note: This information is written for the newest version of Hauptwerk, version 4.0.
The next table shows the memory requirements in most situations.
Version Memory use Space on disc
(Free) Version for Hauptwerk 4 16 bit 44.1 kHz uncompressed 314 MB 278 MB
(Free) Version for Hauptwerk 4 16 bit 44.1 kHz compressed 209 MB 278 MB
(Not free) Version for Hauptwerk 4 24 bit 96 kHz uncompressed 1606 MB 1120 MB
(Not free) Version for Hauptwerk 4 24 bit 96 kHz compressed 870 MB 1120 MB
(Not free) Version for Hauptwerk 4 24 bit 96 kHz
loaded 16 bit uncompressed
832 MB 1120 MB
(Not free) Version for Hauptwerk 4 24 bit 96 kHz
loaded 16 bit compressed
472 MB 1120 MB
2nd: A good soundcard in or outside the computer. This card makes the MIDI-connection from console to computer. You can also first try the built-in card of your computer.
3rd: A keyboard or an electronic organ with MIDI output.
Also available are very beautiful consoles at "beautiful" prices. If you are a "handyman" then you can use the hardware of e.g. WIRA to expand your obsolete console with MIDI output.
The newest version can reproduce all the tones of the harpsichord. You will therefore need a keyboard that begins with G (MIDI #31).
4th: A very good way to listen to your favorite organ in Hauptwerk is to use a headphone e.g. AKG or Sennheiser. We prefer the use of stereo equipement connected to your computer. Do not listen to Hauptwerk with a set of 10 GBP computer-speakers.!
Corrections by John Coenraads®.
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