1928 Mt. Carmel E.M. Skinner

1928 Mt. Carmel E.M. Skinner

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Termed "The American Classic", the Grand Organ of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Chicago, Illinois is one of the few Skinner organs that remains in nearly all of its original state.

Organists now have the opportunity to play this magnificent and historic instrument of the early 20th Century in two versions, one with original acoustics and the MasterWorks Edition which features dry pipe samples without acoustics.

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"Excellent - your samples are a tour de force."

- Peter Dyson, Organist, UK


Listen to the details.

  • Separate wet and dry versions available with nearly 4000 samples.
  • 24-bit 48 kHz HD stereo audio resolution.
  • Wet version with original church acoustics up to 4 seconds.
  • Dry version ideal for use in church or hall.
  • Original tuning with alternate temperament & tuning options.
  • Includes Carillon samples.
  • Accurately reproduced mechanical noises.
  • Up to 8 seamless loops per note.
  • Authentic coupling relay.
  • Authentic combination & capture system.
  • Fully modeled expression and crescendo pedals.
  • Fully modeled wind system.





  • Tuning: A=440 Equal Temperament.
  • Keyboard compass: 61 notes.
  • Pedal compass: 32 notes.
  • Electric action.
  • 40 stage adjustable crescendo.
  • Swell and Choir under expression.

52 Stops


Double Diapason 16
First Diapason 8
Second Diapason 8
Harmonic Flute 8
Octave 4
Flute 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Harmonics III
Tromba 8
Clarion 4
Trompette en Chamade 8
Great-Choir Chimes


Diapason 8
Rohrflute 8
Flauto Dolce 8
Flute Celeste 8
Salicional 8
Voix Celeste 8
Octave 4
Flute (triangular) 4
Flautino 2
Mixture V
Waldhorn 16
Trumpet 8
Clarion 4
Oboe dAmore 8
Vox Humana 8


Gamba 16
Concert Flute 8
Gamba 8
Gamba Celeste 8
Dulciana 8
Flute 4
Gambette 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Clarinet 8
Orchestral Oboe 8
French Horn 8
Tuba Mirabalis 8


Open Diapason 16
Diapason (Great) 16
Contra Bass 16
Bourdon 16
Gamba (Choir) 16
Octave 8
Gedeckt 8
Cello (Choir) 8
Super Octave 4
Trombone 16
Tromba 8
Untersatz 32
Bombarde 32


Swell to Pedal 8
Great to Pedal 8
Choir to Pedal 8
Swell to Pedal 4
Great to Pedal 4
Choir to Pedal 4
Swell to Great 8
Choir to Great 8
Swell to Choir 8
Swell Unison Off
Swell 16
Swell 4
Swell to Great 16
Swell to Great 4
Swell to Choir 16
Swell to Choir 4
Choir Unison Off
Choir 16
Choir 4
Choir to Great 16
Choir to Great 4
Great Unison Off
Great 16
Great 4
MIDI Out Pedal
MIDI Out Swell
MIDI Out Great
MIDI Out Choir
Bass Coupler Swell
Bass Coupler Great
Bass Coupler Choir

Virtual Performances

Tracks 1-19 feature the Wet Edition and were played live by the artist using the Hauptwerk built-in audio recorder.
Tracks 20-34 feature the MasterWorks Edition. Learn more about how the MasterWorks Skinner recordings were made.

Virtual Console

The Skinner virtual instrument features fully interactive graphical controls. Animated keyboards, pedals, expression pedal, stops, couplers and ventils are all accessible via MIDI input or touch screens. Additionally 20 Generals and a Set/Cancel piston for quick registration changes are included.

Console displays include:

  • Console View - The original console with all controls.
  • Full View - All controls on a single page for using with a single touch screen.
  • Tutti - Select which stops are affected by the Tutti piston.
  • Cresc. Stops - Select which stops are affected by the crescendo.
  • Cresc. Couplers - Select which couplers will be affected by the crescendo.
  • Reservoirs - Shows winding of the reservoits for each division.
  • Left Jamb - All controls from the left jamb for using with dual display touch screens.
  • Right Jamb - All controls from the right jamb for using with dual display touch screens.




Update Patch v. 1.02 >
March 14, 2010 - 16.6 MB

Wet Skinner Update Patch 1.02

About update patch 1.02:

This update patch provides the following updates:

  • Support for left and right stop jamb display pages.
  • Division level MIDI output support to external MIDI devices.
  • Bass couplers for each manual.
  • Defaults organ to 'On'.
  • Defaults to display page two.

Download and use the Hauptwerk component installer to apply the update.


Update Patch v. 1.03 >
August 11, 2008 - 5.47 MB

MasterWorks Skinner Update Patch 1.03

About update patch 1.03:

This update patch provides the following updates:

  • Fixes default mappings of Keyboard MIDI inputs.

Download and use the Hauptwerk component installer to apply the update.


  • Mac OS X® or Windows®.
  • Hauptwerk Advanced or Basic Edition.
  • Intel® Core™ (quad-core or dual quad-core or equivalent).
  • 4-8 GB RAM.
  • Core Audio (Mac) or ASIO (Windows) audio interface.
  • MIDI keyboards & MIDI interface for live playing.
  • AU or VST compatible host for MIDI sequencing (not required).


Wet Edition
Bit Rate Lossless Compression Multiple Loops Memory (RAM)
16 Y N 1.79 GB
16 (Default) Y Y 2.31 GB
20 Y Y 4.03 GB
24 Y Y 4.34 GB
24 N Y 7.67 GB
  MasterWorks Edition
Bit Rate Lossless Compression Multiple Loops Memory (RAM)
16 Y N 1.45 GB
16 N N 1.77 GB
16 (Default) Y Y 2.86 GB
20 Y Y 3.62 GB
24 N Y 6.40 GB


  • Internet connection required for license update.
  • Hauptwerk USB key required (not included).
  • License updates are issued via email.
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