What is Hauptwerk?
Hauptwerk is a software that allows the user to play a pipe organ from the comfort of their own space. To put it simply, it is a modern day sampler that uses the technology of high performance computers to operate. Pipe organs from all over the world have been recorded and sampled by various producers and groups and can be purchased/downloaded to run with Hauptwerk.
The software utilizes MIDI as a way to trigger actions on screen. Pedalboards, manuals, pistons, etc that have MIDI capabilities are commonly used to control the pipe organ samples loaded into Hauptwerk. The combination of software, hardware, computer, and sound system creates a virtual pipe organ (VPO).
Virtual Pipe Organs
Due to only needing software and hardware, VPOs tend to be much cheaper than a regular electronic organ. Depending on the hardware, they can also take up much less space. Since you are using a computer, the improvements and features can be endless. With Hauptwerk you literally have hundreds of organ sample sets available at your fingertips.
How Does MIDIWorks Come Into Play?
We here at MIDIWorks provide quality MIDI Hardware created specifically to work alongside Hauptwerk. Whether you decide to build your own system from scratch, buy an entire system from us, or MIDI-fy an existing organ, we can provide you the correct hardware. Virtual Pipe Organs do have a learning curve in order for you to be able to learn to configure and play it, but our team of knowledgeable staff is there to help you along the way. Our goal is to get you playing as soon as possible, regardless if you are tech-savvy or not.
WHERE ART AND TECHNOLOGY MEET
Classic MIDIWorks is an online retail store that offers top of the line hardware/software for those aiming to put together a Virtual Pipe Organ If you are looking to putting together a system from scratch or adding MIDI to an existing organ, then you have come to the right place!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
All our hardware is modular. This means that instead of simply offering x models with an x number of manuals, shoes, toe studs, etc... you can select what you'd like and we can help you put together the organ that YOU WANT. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help you every step of the way from start to finish. We pride ourselves in great customer support and ensuring that you get to playing your Virtual Pipe Organ as fast as possible.
THE MODERN ORGANIST'S PRACTICE ORGAN
A MIDI Works system is both cost and space efficient, fitting in almost any space. Paired with good speakers and/or headphones, it is the ideal practice organ. Regardless if you are a professional or hobbyist organist, you can enjoy playing from the comfort of your own space whenever you want.
AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO TEACH AND LEARN
The virtual pipe organ is an instructor's best friend. Students can have the freedom to play particular pieces on particular organs. In just a matter of seconds, students can be playing on a French organ one minute, then an English or German organ the next!