Shirokuma Ltd. has released a custom edition of Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ Samples (NDB), a pipe organ sampling collection designed for Tascam's GigaStudio. Customers, who visit the company website (www.orgona.org) may select and purchase any or all of the stops and combinations from the library.
The samples of the both the full and custom editions feature minor enhancements over the original samples released last year as well. 'The world of professional audio is about constantly searching our limits and never stop refining our work,' said Csaba Huszty, NDB architect and lead engineer. 'For us, it is not enough that NDB is the best organ sample collection that can be bought on the market today. We are working really hard on keeping it this way, among other, by continuously expanding the collection with new stops and combinations.'
Current NDB users may download or receive these upgrades free of charge.
This year Shirokuma announced an international contest for pieces played with the samples of the library. The International NDB Improvisation and Composition Contest 2004 calls for original works or improvizations in standard MIDI format, while the International NDB J. S. Bach Interpretation Contest 2004 invites interpretations of a given J. S. Bach piece.