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Gidle Basilica Pipe Organ Samples


1933 Dominik Biernacki, 2 manuals and pedal, 26-stop romantic virtual pipe organ

Gidle Basilica Pipe Organ Samples (GBPOS) is a fully configurable and interactive romantic virtual pipe organ sampled stop-by-stop in Surround sound from Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Gidle, Poland.

The organ was built in 1933 by Dominik Biernacki and has 26 stops allocated on two manuals and pedal.



The pipe organ

  • the 1933 Dominik Biernacki’s romantic organ from Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Gidle, Poland
  • 26 stops, 2 manuals and pedal
  • pneumatic tracker action
  • Equal tuning at 440Hz

The recording

  • 96 kHz, 32-bit format and 4-channel Surround
  • stop-by-stop chromatic samples

The sample set

  • 48 kHz / 32-bit format
  • multiple loops samples
  • natural acoustics and detailed sound timbre of any pipe


  • optional organ engine and tracker noises

User interface

  • photorealistic entirely remodeled and virtualized organ console
  • interactive GUI with one-click assignable features
  • full, left and right stops control screens optimized for 4:3 displays

Advanced features

  • 37-stage programmable Crescendo with 4 independent programs
  • Swellbox (virtual)
  • independent combination action


  • free digital download product
  • on-line support



Stereo Edition

Surround Edition

Stops 26 26
Compass * 56 / 27 56 / 27
Audio quality 48 kHz / 32-bit format 48 kHz / 32-bit format
Audio channels 2-channel Stereo 4-channel Surround
Chromatic samples
Multiple loops
Multiple releases
Interactive entirely remodeled organ console
Full, left and right control screens optimized for 4:3 displays
One-click assignable features
Original acoustics
Optional engine and tracker noises
Programmable Crescendo
Swellbox (virtual)
Independent combination action
Adjustable Surround sound
On-line support
Shipping Digital download Digital download
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* compass is the amount of keys in the keyboards and pedal

The pipe organ

The disposition of this instrument has been created in a specific way. There are a lot of string and flute voices but no any reeds. This unusual structure of the instrument allows to emphasize its symphonic and orchestral values. Lots of string and principal stops can be used as a replacement for the trumpet or oboe and for solos combined with flutes. All stops contained in this instrument may imitate the orchestral sounds.

Optional noises

Both the engine and tracker noises can be turned off using the appropriate buttons in the user’s graphical interface. The organ sounds are still generated after turning off these functions which allows you to create high quality recordings without unnecessary noise.

Swellbox and Crescendo

The swellboxes are special enclosures where all the divisional stops are closed behind the shutter. This mechanism lets you to control the volume of the stops by moving the swell pedal. It is a very useful thing which can help you to change the dynamics of the performed piece. The swell pedal is not included in the organ console because this is a virtual extension available only in the sample set.

The crescendo pedal automatically turns on the programmed stops in stages from 00 to 36. You can use the crescendo programmer on dedicated page named “Crescendo” to choose your preferred stops on each stages. This smart system allows you to set the four independent crescendo configurations (A, B, C and D) and move between them during the performance. The crescendo configurations are remembered by HauptwerkTM. They will not reset after restarting the software.

User interface (GUI)

This virtual pipe organ provides the fully virtualized and remodeled organ console. The keys and pedals move while playing. When using Crescendo, the digital display shows its stages. This extraordinary experience lets you feel as if you were playing a real instrument. We also added the separated organ control screens, best viewed at 4:3 touchscreens that can help you to operate the instrument.

Surround sound customizer *

In the virtual pipe organ, one of the dedicated pages has an option to adjust the Surround sound. The slider allows you to change the volume of the stops from two perspectives: far and near. You can mix them together as you prefer.

* available only in the Surround Edition


Gidle Basilica Pipe Organ Samples are released in General Public License so you can use this instrument for broadcasting, recording or even for public installation: in the church or in the concert hall. The terms of use have been described in detail in the User’s Manual.



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1 Kontrabas 16′
2 Wiolonbas 16′
3 Subbas 16′
4 Oktawbas 8′
5 Wiolonczela 8′
6 Tercbas 5 1/3′

Manual I

9 Pryncypał 16′
10 Bourdon 16′
11 Pryncypał 8′
12 Wiolonczela 8′
13 Gemshorn 8′
14 Salicet 8′
15 Flet 8′
16 Oktawa 4′
17 Bachflet 4′
18 Mikstura III-IV
23 Tremolo I

Manual II

24 Pryncypał skrzypc. 8′
25 Gamba 8′
26 Flet łagodny 8′
27 Aeolina 8′
28 Vox coelestis 8′
29 Wiola 4′
30 Trawers flet 4′
31 Kwinta 2 2/3′
32 Pikolo 2′
33 Mikstura (Cornet) IV
36 Tremolo II

Swellbox: II (virtual)


7 I/P
8 II/P
19 I Super
20 II/I
21 II/I Sub
22 II/I Super
34 II Sub (virtual)
35 II Super

Please refer to User’s Manual for the stop names explanation.





Gidle Basilica Pipe Organ Samples needs HauptwerkTM by Milan Digital Audio as a host software, available for Windows and Mac (32/64-bit) in various Editions. HauptwerkTM Advanced Edition is recommended and it offers the best performance using this product. The high quality computer is required to get full access to the capabilities of this virtual instrument.

Please refer to Milan Digital Audio website ( for more informations about HauptwerkTM.

Computer RAM usage

In order not to stress the hard disk of the computer, HauptwerkTM uses RAM to load all the contents of the sample set. The amount of RAM allows you to specify how many stops you can load at once.

You must have at least 4 GB of RAM to support the HauptwerkTM software itself and the operating system. To these value should be added the RAM usage of the sample set. Otherwise, the virtual instrument may not work properly and there may be errors and delays in the sound, which can lead to a computer failure.

Before installing this instrument, make sure that you have the correct amount of memory. Vox Organum is not liable for damage when using the instrument on a computer with insufficient memory.

Of course, the instrument can be adapted to computers with less memory than was recommended. In this case, you should load a smaller number of stops, or choose a lower quality of samples, or disable multiple loops and releases.

The tables below show you the usage of RAM memory for both Editions. Remember to add at least 4 GB of additional memory for the operating system and HauptwerkTM software to the given values.

Computer RAM usage for Gidle Basilica Pipe Organ Samples: Stereo Edition

Edition Stops Bits Loops Acoustics RAM usage
Stereo All 24 All Original


24 Single Original


16 All Original




16 Single Original Unknown


Computer RAM usage for Gidle Basilica Pipe Organ Samples: Surround Edition

Edition Stops Bits Loops Acoustics RAM usage
Surround All 24 All Original


24 Single Original


16 All Original




16 Single Original Unknown




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