OAS-7.1 Revision 44
Information below now received from Bill Gray. Many thanks, Bill.
R44 Update Observations on Abacus Instrument
1. No trial periods are now available (But see later)
2. More Factory Pre-sets (13) in Arabic tuning
3. Split points when touched show the additional split points added with Selector
Plus, even if Selector Plus is not activated. (Presumably for Scala/Louvre users)
4. Selector Panel Advanced: Selector Plus volume combination check boxes still shown,
without Selector Plus being activated
5. Mixer Panel: New FL2 Pre-set added
6. Effects Panel: New FL2 Reverb Added
7. Settings screen: Language: Nederland’s has now appeared in drop down box
8. Drum Edit Screen: New drum sounds & drum kits for FL2 (FL2 must be activated for
9. Activation Screen: 4 New Options Shown
A. Klaus Wunderlich Pack
B. Franz Lambert Pack 2
C. Sound Factory
D. Styles 2011
In addition when any non-activated option is highlighted, a new button appears for
Test Activations, however this still brings up the Activation Screen. (Although undocumented,
this test option has been available (In a different form) since OAS 7 was launched,
but has now been bought to the fore)
10. Software Installation Screen: Load from Floppy & CD buttons have now been replaced
with a single Software Installation Button, and when pressed it scans all storage
devices (Including any USB connected devices) for the Install File. (Thus you no
longer have to manually point to USB if you wish to upgrade via this option)
11 Log File Screen: R44 shows double note triggering in OAA has been improved (As
I do not have the OAA, I cannot confirm this)
12. Demos: Mp3 demos of the new FL2 pack are now available in Quickload screen
Styles 2011 require the OAA and Drums 2007 to also be activated.
FL2 Requires FL1, OAA, OX7 and Drums 2007 to be activated, in addition for best results
on smaller instruments; the Selector Plus should also be activated.
Sound Factory is Stand Alone (Not recommended for those with Low Power CPU and Limited
Klaus Wunderlich Unknown at present; however in the latest Wersi Direct Newsletter
a 4th option is mentioned as near completion.
12 July 2010
OAS-7.1 Revision 43
(Information provided by Bill Gray)
NOTE: Only 1 disc is available to download on the Wersi website, so if you need disc
2 and/or 3 you
will need to use your existing discs. (If you don’t have these discs, a full set
of 3 is available to
download from here http://www.orgelboerse.de/Download.htm )
An optional package providing an additional sound layer (Selector) in all Manuals
for some instruments. 10 switch-on trials of this package before purchase needed
to continue to use it. Full manual and review on our OAS page.
The Standard Keyboard Channel assignments have changed so that they are now the same
Scala, therefore you may need to edit some of your current settings. (I would suggest
them temporally unaltered unless you decide to purchase the Selector Plus Option,
so that you don’t
have to change them back when the trial ends)
CH 1 = UPPER 1, CH 2 = UPPER 2, CH 3 = UPPER 3, CH 4 = UPPER 4, CH 5 = LOWER 1, CH
6 = LOWER 2,
CH 7 = LOWER 3, CH 8 = PEDAL 1, CH 9 = PEDAL 2
CH 1 = UPPER 1, CH 2 = UPPER 2, CH 3 = UPPER 3, CH 4 = LOWER 1, CH 5 = LOWER 2, CH
6 = PEDAL
The Activation Screen has now been updated, so that the Activation codes are now
the options you have purchased (Remember to write these down in case you ever need
them in the
An additional button has also appeared top right called HIFE which brings up a help
An Additional Hardware Number has appeared in addition to the Activation Number,
means you will probably need to quote both numbers when ordering Un-Lock Codes. (Not
part of the hardware this number relates to)
Details of OAS changes in each update are now available from the Settings tab by
selecting Logfiles/OAS History.
Revision 42 appeared later in 2009. It was the last Revision produced by the Wersi
Company prior to its purchase by Music Store of Cologne. No information ever appeared
regarding the contents of Revision 42, other than it contained the opportunity to
trial the new VST of the Hammond B4 called VB3.
15 July 2009
OAS-7.1 Revision 41
StylePlayer - first note sound is ok again.
Reset of WERSI-Soundgenerators corrected (effects will be included in reload).
All optional modules have a test-run for 15 starts.
6 June 2009
OAS-7.1 Revision 40
There was no R39.
Module Multitrack-Recorder introduced
B4 - settings revised
Some sounds and drumsets
MIDI-record corrected (PRG-changes now always correct)
Reset of WERSI-Soundgenerators improved - keep Acc On/Off for
Here is some information from Bill about the Multi-Track Recorder:
Most of the text is in German again, and it is accessed from the Settings Screen
below the sequence edit button. (Mehrspuraufnahme: which translated = Multi-Track
BTW unless selected from the Settings Screen, the button on the Main Main Screen
is hidden behind the clock , so you end up with either the clock or the recorder.
(Slight screen re-design required me thinks)
Here are the translations which might help users (Starting from top down)
Mehrspur = Multi-Track Recorder
Aktuelles Projekt = Current Project
Zuruck = Back
Speichern = Save
Laden = Load
Projektloschen = Delete Project
Sek = Sec (I think its something to do with timing)
Exportie Als = Export As
It looks interesting, although it seems to have a few things missing at the moment,
I will give more details when I have had a good chance to look at it. (You get the
usual 16 try's before you have to buy it, and as yet I cannot find any prices)
27 March 2009
OAS-7.1 Revision 38
Best of Accordions new Package - available for 16 “Tries”
Karaoke function improved further
Tempo control of Midi-Files corrected
Switching function for B4 revised
Two drumsets have been revised to prevent a distorted Tom-Tom sound occurring with
two Yamaha Styles
25 February 2009
OAS-7.1 Revision 37
New functions for the footswitch:
--Start/Stop Rhythm Designer
--Sustain Upper & Solo
Optimized volumes for Acc-voices
[With acknowledgement to Roger Zeebroek for this information and translation]
24 December 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 36
Rhythm Designer introduced.
Bill Gray informs us that 16 “lives” are available for trying out this software,
one life being lost for each loading of the OAS-7 software into the organ. The OAA
and the 2007 Drumsets must already be activated before the Rhythm Designer can be
Karaoke-function for sequences enhanced.
New karaoke-function for MP3-files.
5 October 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 35
Translated loosely from the PDF file on the Wersi-Germany website.
The new Release 35 is available for immediate download.
Since we integrated the optional Franz-Lambert-Edition into Release 34, we have now
included in Release 35 several brand new sounds at no cost. As you see, we work constantly
on advancements and improvements. For the sake of completeness, all new sounds in
the past months were provided by Wersi free of charge.
Pedalbass Sounds (Bank 93 – Areas 60 to 65)
Owners of the Abacus, EX1-Expander, Vegas, Verona and Xenios could not play two sounds
on the pedalboard. Therefore each of these six sounds combines two sounds together.
Tip: Under Selectors in the Sound Control area you can adjust the relative loudness
of each of the two sounds and store the result in a Total Preset for playing.
Organ-Sounds (Bank 93 – Areas 66 to 76)
Here there are 11 specially selected Organ sounds.
New Sounds with Release 35 (Bank 93 – Areas 77 to 98)
Here are 25 new sounds including, for example, a new Legato Tenor Sax, various Choirs,
a Swing Clarinet, an Electric Guitar Ricky, a fantastic Solo Trumpet, or a Pedal
New Effect Sounds (Bank 93 –Areas 110 to 117)
These new Effect Sounds can also be placed on the Lower Manual. Set up a Lower Manual
split from C5 and place one of the new Effect Sounds in LM2. Then you can quickly
and easily use these sounds while playing.
Where can you find these new Sounds?
You can place these new Sounds in a Total Preset or map them to a button.
Select QUICKLOAD, then SOUNDS. Then scroll to Bank 93. Select to display “1,2,3…”.
Find numbers 093-000-060 to 093-000-117 in the Sounds list.
Choose the sound you want, touch “Load” and the sound will appear in your previously
selected Manual Layer.
Mapping the New Sounds
This is the normal mapping process. Select the sound from numbers 093-000-60 to 093-000-117.
5 August 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 34
The Franz-Lambert-Edition is available as an optional package, activated by a code
purchased from Wersi.
Changes to the ACC voices.
17 June 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 33
B4 - Optimizing of Rotor/Vibrato and Percussion handling.
B4 - factory-sounds editable.
new fixed Drawbar-Sounds especially for accompaniment in bank 84. These sounds are
available for the manuals also at bank 93.
Further adjustments in the sound list for
Adjustment of ACC-String sound
30 April 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 32
OAA : Function Track copy in Style-Record implemented.
: Tempo offsets in the Editor work properly.
Sequencer : mastertrack edit implemented.
08 April 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 31
New Drumsets : 045-047 function correctly again.
OAA : Track deletion functions correctly.
OAA : Undo and Redo functions work correctly.
OAA : Input of all times in Event Edit possible.
OAA : Pattern numbers displayed correctly.
OAA : Quantization off is no longer possible.
OAA : When recording, available TRACKS are indicated correctly.
OAA : Beats/bars in the RecMode now indicated correctly.
OAA : Realdrum track can be muted in Edit mode.
SeqEdit : Replace/Overdub can no longer be exchanged.
Seq-part control : LED display works correctly when a part loop is to be repeated
by pressing the appropriate panel button. [Something of a guess!]
Foot switch allocations : Split On/Off available for Upper and Lower Manuals.
Foot switch allocations : Labellings adjusted to fit the panel on the screen.
15 March 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 30
Preset Manager: Assign several Presets to a group
OAA Style - Party Polka: Errors with ending 1 repaired.
field inserted in the menu Style Record and Event Edit
OAA: Event Edit - with the
Scrollen within the Event list automatically always the first Key/tone is audible
Event Edit - when playing only the original notes become audible (Sequence mode)
set: Old Drum set is again completely present, if the new Drum sets are not activated
00-093-000-059; Alto Sax Medium
00-093-000-060; Pedalbass+Kettle Drum
00-093-000-062; Pedalbass+Strings 2
GM-Sound Acc-Bass corrected
23 February 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 29
Chorus setting when switching to Wersi OX7 now
Sequencer: NRPNs are filtered
Sounds: Jazz guitar now corrected
functions Acc on Off, Acc forward and Acc back now corrected
14 February 2008
OX7: Rotor control when changing Presets now works correctly in all cases.
The five new OAA Styles which worked incorrectly in version 26 have now been corrected.
Analogue Sound Packages: Sounds in version 26 which were not audible now work correctly.
Preset: Upon the next boot-up the previously selected condition (Hold or not hold)
Accompaniment Display: Changing On/Off fields with the Tempo/Data wheel now
results in their correct storage.
Percussion On/Off function in B4 and Wersi Drawbars
now works correctly.
9 February 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 27
Five of the new Factory OAA
0930 - Country Pop OAA
0936 - Polka party OAA
0943 - Hits Beat OAA
0944 - Shuffle
0945 - Slow Beat OAA
had an incorrect pathway in the software of v26. This has
now been corrected.
25 January 2008
OAS-7.1 Revision 26
OAA: When repeating the same
chord with Man Hold the repeat occurs.
OAA: Adjustment of the Jazz Guitar for the
GM set in the auto accompaniment.
Drum edit: Problems with new import of Drum samples
ACC: Reload: in case of failure of the accompaniment this can again be activated
by holding the Acc switch.