Salgareda Pipe Organ Samples

Salgareda Pipe Organ Samples is a French romantic virtual pipe organ chromatically sampled stop-by-stop from Saint Michael Archangel Parish Church Salgareda, Italy. The organ was built by Zeni in 1999, and has 26 stops on 2 manuals and a pedalboard.
The Salgareda Pipe Organ Samples contributes financially to the upkeep of the original instrument.

Key features

  • The real pipe organ
    • the 1999 Zeni pipe organ of the St. Michael Archangel Parish Church in Salgareda, Italy
    • 26 stops, 2 manuals (with 58 keys) and pedal (with 30 keys)
    • 1 tremulant (tremolo)
  • The recording
    • All stops were sampled chromatically
    • Advanced Pipe Organ Measurements (APM)
  • The sample set
    • 48 kHz / 24-bit format, 2-channel stereo
    • Natural sound image — the samples authentically preserve all spatial information
    • Multiple loops and releases per sample/key stroke
    • One-click assignable keyboards to divisions supporting your console configuration
    • Optional organ engine sounds and noises
    • Touch-sensitive keyboard noises
    • Multiple pages and touchscreen-optimized for 4:3 landscape displays
      • Portrait graphical interface included for 16:9 displays in Hauptwerk 4.x
  • Shipping
    • download


Salgareda (SAL) Pipe Organ Samples is a fully playable, freely configurable, intuitively manageable and MIDI-controllable virtual pipe organ for the Hauptwerk™ virtual pipe organ software, for PC and Macintosh computers, delivering the sound of the 26-stop Zeni French romantic pipe organ of the Saint Michael Archangel Parish Church, Salgareda, Italy, to your computer.

The sample set

The real pipe organ has been entirely virtualized, including all sounds of all of its pipes, all functions including the original tracker sounds are provided, allowing realistically sounding repetitive notes. With the KeyboardMass functionality, the inertia of the mechanics of the key action is modeled. By providing the additional feature of adjustability the response speed of the pipe speech when a key is released can be changed to your taste. Thus you can make the keyboards feel very heavy by increasing the slider values, or extremely responsive by decreasing.

Sample format

The final sample set has been made available in 48 kHz / 24-bit 2-channel stereo. Multiple, lengthy loops were carefully selected for each sound sample.


The natural church acoustics representing the recording conditions are embedded in the samples with multiple release sample layers; the acoustics heard in the sample set corresponds to the sound heard in the church. The sample set is recorded in a way that it is also fully compatible with dry acoustic spaces and additional convolution reverberation.

Multiple release samples and multiple loops

Multiple loops and release samples are provided for each sample. Triggered to play back randomly, this elaborate looping results in sustained notes of unmatched realism. The loops were calculated in a well-planned way, yielding both shorter and longer loops for each sample. Multiple release samples provide realistic, note-off-triggered pre-recorded reverberation for different lengths of notes. For example, a short note, with sound not fully developed will produce a different reverberation than a long sustained note. This quality is preserved in the sample library by providing multiple release sample layers.

Advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI)

The graphical interface of this organ was carefully modeled by employing hundreds of photographs and measurements in full 3D and the interface was implemented in a non-orthographical, perspective console view that is fully photo-realistic and operational at the same time. The keys move while you play, and every button responds appropriately to your actions. Both multiple- and single-screen operation is possible: the large number of stops can be operated conveniently from a wide choice of interface pages displayable on multiple touchscreens. Alternatively, 4K resolution landscape and FHD portrait graphical interface provided for 16:9 displays in Hauptwerk 4.2 and later. Alternatively, convenient single screen operation is also provided.

Availability and shipping

Salgareda Pipe Organ Samples is available now in download.


Feature type Feature Trial Edition* Professional Edition
General features Stops 17
Keyboard compass (manual/pedal) 58/30 58/30
Acoustics Multichannel format stereo 2.0 stereo 2.0
Available acoustics original original
Samples Chromatically sampled yes yes
Multiple loops yes yes
Multiple releases yes yes
Tremulants no LFO
Engine noise optional yes yes
Touch-sensitive tracker noise yes yes
Graphics Single touch screen support yes yes
Multiple touch screen support yes yes
Portrait screen support yes yes
High resolution support (4K landscape, FHD portrait) yes yes
Neutral view support yes yes
All functions MIDI & GUI controllable yes yes
On-screen combination actions PerformanceSequencer™, a combination action for organ settings yes yes
Remembering sliders yes yes
Advanced features and helpers Single-click keyboard to division assignment yes yes
Dynamic KeyboardMass™ feature yes yes
Swell Swellboxes 1 1
Swell pedals 1 1
All divisions enclosed yes yes
Voicing Advanced on-screen voicing yes yes
Size Download size (GB) 5.9
Delivery Product delivery options Download Download

* The free Trial Edition has a time-limited functionality of producing sound up to 15 minutes each time it is loaded, and disabling its sound output for a short time temporarily and occasionally within that period.

The organ and the church

The Saint Michael Archangel Parish Church was built in classical style between 1922 and 1926 by architect Alberto Alpago Novello and Ottavio Cabiati, and was consecrated in 1937 by bishop Antonio Mantiero.

The bell tower in the churchyard is topped by the statue of the patron Saint Michael the Archangel, the work of Venetian Girolamo, who built it in 1902 for the bell tower of the old church destroyed by the Italians before retiring over the Piave in 1917. This statue was restored and put back on the new bell tower in 1926.

The Saint Michael Archangel Parish Church, besides the main altar, has five side altars. The high altar, designed by the architects of the church, was made by the firm of Bassano Del Grappa Cavallini in 1926. The frescos on either side of the high altar are painted by Carlo Donati in 1926 and Arturo Favaro in 1956, in Pre-Raphaelite style.

The organ was constructed by Andrea Zeni of Tesero in 1999 to commemorate the centenary of the death of the great French organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899). In Italy, this is the only church organ inspired by the French Romanticism.

The Zeni organ at Salgareda has a warm coloured and pleasing timbre, modeled on the French romantic organ building art styles of the second half of the 19th century.

Specification of the Zeni organ at St. Michael Archangel Parish Church, Salgareda

Pedal C–f1 (30) I. Grand Orgue C–a3 (58) II. Récit C–a3 (58) Couplers
1. Flûte 16' 5. Bourdon 16' 18. Flûte traversiére 8' Grand Orgue/Pedal
2. Flûte 8' 6. Montre 8'  19. Viole da gambe 8' Récit/Pedal
3. Bombarde 16'  7. Salicional 8'  20. Voix céleste 8' Récit/Grand Orgue
4. Trompette 8' 8. Flûte harmonique 8'  21. Flûte octaviante 4'  Grand Orgue/Grand Orgue 16'
  9. Bourdon 8' 22. Nasard 2 2/3'  Récit/Récit 16'
  10. Prestant 4'  23. Octavin 2'  Grand Orgue Unison On
  11. Flûte douce 4'  24. Trompette harmonique 8'   
  12. Doublette 2' 25. Basson hautbois  8'  
  13. Plein jeu harmonique II-V 2' 26. Voix humaine  8'   
  14. Cornet V 8'  Tremolo   
  15. Basson 16'   

16.Trompette 8'

17. Clairon 4'

System requirements and recommendations

It is intended (and required) that the Salgareda Pipe Organ Samples be operated within Hauptwerk, a virtual pipe organ host software application (purchased separately). The Salgareda Pipe Organ Samples work with Hauptwerk V and later, and a valid license for Hauptwerk is required to load the organ.

System requirements for the Heppenheim Organ
Host software
Hauptwerk version V or later
Advanced Edition is recommended, Basic Edition is required, Free Edition is compatible
i7 or Xeon or better is recommended
Dual-Core or equivalent is required
Sound card
ASIO compatible recommended

The Trial Edition requires the presence of a Hauptwerk USB key with a valid license for Hauptwerk.

For further information, please refer to Hauptwerk's detailed requirements on Hauptwerk's website.

Detailed RAM and polyphony guidelines

Hauptwerk loads all samples in the computer's RAM, with several loading options available according to your computer's specifications. For wet sample sets offering built-in long reverberation, most of the RAM usage is due to the release samples. If you have convolution or other reverberation technology available, less RAM and polyphony will allow you to load and play the full organ. If you have more RAM, you can load the full organ with the release samples and enjoy the original sound. We recommend using Hauptwerk's built-in lossless memory compression to reduce the loading size. Below we have summarised the RAM requirements with their corresponding quality options.

RAM requirements for the Heppenheim organ
Loading setup
Required RAM
Computer RAM*
Personal Edition
Full organ, 26 stops
16.45 GB
24 GB yes
12.55 GB
16 GB yes
For convolution reverb
250 ms (all)
10.08 GB
16 GB yes

Full organ, 26 stops
11.67 GB
16 GB yes
9.62 GB
16 GB yes
 For convolution reverb
120 ms (single)
8.29 GB
12 GB yes
Trial Edition
All 17 stops
7.8 GB
16 GB yes

*The Required RAM column above is the memory requirement that also includes Hauptwerk*'s own memory consumption, so this represents the RAM the sample set and Hauptwerk* together will use, but some additional RAM may be required for the operating system itself, (not included in these figures). The measures were obtained on a Windows-based computer. The Computer RAM column shows a recommendation on the amount of RAM your computer should have as a minimum for a given loading setup assuming that some additional RAM is used by the operating system. This value might be different for each case so we recommend the maximum possible amount of RAM installable in your computer for this sample set, except if you are working with external reverberation or in a dry acoustic environment. Also note that on the Mac you may require more RAM in the computer than the value indicated above, due to the Mac OSX RAM allocation behaviour. Also note that Windows is capable of loading more content than your available RAM, loading (paging) the additional sample data to your hard drive, reading it once the sound is needed (played). In some cases, this will cause glitches in the sound when played in real time since the hard drive is slower to access than the computer's RAM, but makes the full library usable in offline music composition and recording even if you do not have the required amount of RAM.



Hauptwerk V platform

  • Hauptwerk V license is required for the operation of the sample set
  • No license update or activation procedure is needed to use this sample set

This sample set comes in an encrypted format compatible with Hauptwerk v5. Both the full and the Trial editions of the sample set require the presence of a Hauptwerk v5 evaluation, subscription or perpetual license.

Modifications and customization

If you are planning a custom or commercial application that requires a different setup than what this sample set offers out-of-the-box, please contact us for making a customized version for you. 

Modification or disassembling the contents of this sample set through the CODM interface of Hauptwerk is not supported since the variety of functions and the availability of the sample set's certain special features already offers most of the functions the CODM interface may offer. The complexity of the Organ Definition File shipping with this sample set is uniquely high and building custom variants requires a certain amount of special expertise. Legally, the end-user license of this sample set is permitting using the samples as a whole, as they ship. 

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Salgareda Professional Edition

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