Beta Test

This page was last updated on 26th September 2020 – the latest version is 3.2.11

All uses should update to the latest beta

3.2.11 contains a bug fix for a crash when importing a MIDI file

3.2.10 includes:

Viscount
Improvemed handling of Tremulant MIDI messages

Library
Enable playback using Spacebar
Return highlight to library after playback stops

Dropdown Lists
Increased visible rows in playback control, stop list and manufacturer list

Bug Fixes
Scrolling problem in Library
Save organ errors
Repeat of last verse included closing silence

Beta 06 included:

New Features

Walker
This version contains a test implementation to support organs using Walker control systems.  See the drop down list in the Edit Organ panel.
Please contact me if you hit any problems with this new feature as this is still being tested

Organ
Reset Menu, Reset Expression Default settings to current values for load organ or the start of tracks without expression settings

Edit Track
Edit, Include Default Expressions settings (as above) in the track
Right Click in top area – Select Entire Track or From the Start or To the End
Delete Highlighted Notes/Stops/Volumes now selects either a specific division or All
The top area of the window for registration / expression has been expanded and updated
Groups of stops now stack vertically and are sorted by division and pitch
Volume line colours and format have been improved
There are also a couple of minor bug fixes in Edit Track

Playlist
You can set a Default Delay that is used when inserting a new track (via the ini file)

Midi-OX Connection
To help resolve any MIDI problems, the PC MIDI Setup window has a checkbox to use MIDI-OX (if installed) as the MIDI connection.  This is to help diagnose any connection or hardware issues by providing a connection using a second technology.  This can isolate if a problem exists with OrganAssist MIDI handling or if it is a hardware/driver issue.

The User Manual has been updated to document additional Advanced Features that can be accessed via the OrganAssist.ini configuration file.

You can find more information about any software requirements and how to resolve any installation issues on the Downloads page.  

Be aware that OrganAssist is fully compatible with Hauptwerk but will not work on computers with G.O. installed due to a system file conflict.

Windows Installer – XP to 10

Existing Users – please back up your Documents/OrganAssist folder prior to installing.

Click on this button to download (Filesize: 22 MB)

macOS – High Sierra and Mojave ONLY

Version 3.2 has only been tested on both macOS High Sierra and Mojave and is not currently supported on other versions of macOS.  

OrganAssist should run on any Mac computer made from mid-2009 to mid-2019 provided it is running macOS High Sierra or Mojave 
It is a 32 bit app (and cannot be upgraded) and so will NOT run on Catalina or later versions of macOS.

You MUST copy/move the app to a different folder (for example your Desktop) BEFORE running it the first time.  See the instructions at the bottom of this page to recover from this.

*** IMPORTANT *** – To run OrganAssist on macOS you will need to download both OrganAssist and also the OA Midi Helper application.  This is required to prevent MIDI data loss on input to OrganAssist.  Please see the User Manual for instructions on configuring your macOS setup.

Click on this button to download (Filesize: 230 MB)

Click on this button to download (Filesize: 3.4 MB)

If you encounter any bugs or want information about using a new feature then please use the Contact Page or email me directly.

macOS users – If you have already run OrganAssist from the Downloads folder then this has created an invalid folder elsewhere that prevents OrganAssist from running permanently. To solve this problem you MUST go to your Home/Library/Application Support folder and delete any folder(s) starting with com.organassist (the name will include a random number). After deleting any com.organassist folders, move the application from Downloads to another location using Finder and then run it again.  You can use the Finder option, Go to the Folder using the name ~/Library/Application Support   (note the space between Application and Support).