My name is Piotr Grabowski. I was studying at the Sound Engineering departament at the The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. I've been working on developing Hauptwerk's sample sets for few years. In the past, I got commercial projects called hauptwerk.pl, Virtuelle Pfeifen, but because of the lack of time I quit this activity. After few years I came back. At the beginning with Skrzatusz sample set, later I made the next ones (Długa Kościelna, Melcer Chamber Music Hall) as a part of my thesis. Now I'm working full time and I'm still trying to find some time to record new instruments and then develop new sample sets, however it's much harder than it was before.
Please don't use it in open spaces like churches or concert halls. Because they're wet versions (include original room/church acoustics) they're not suitable to be played in such places. To get the best experience, use good quality headphones. Sample sets are not copies of virtual instruments, just some approximation of its sound and behaviour. Because my sample sets are free, don't use them as a part of sold digital consoles.
Creating of sample sets is in some sense my passion. It requires a lot of patience, time, precision and knowledge, but may give interesting results. I still want to extend collection of my sample sets. In general it's all case of time. Any donations keep me in the belief that it's worth of it.
I would like to thank everyone who helped me and supported me.
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I hope you'll enjoy this work.