Dear Noel: I thought I was through with your sarcasm when I left your group. Is this 1984?For your information, when I found out that an analog organ could be converted to MIDI, Sound Research was the first company I contacted.They informed me that they do not make equipment for my organ. The next company I contacted was Classic MIDI Works (Canada) who is reputable enuf to be the first company listed on Hauptwerk's (no doubt you've heard of that) website under resources . Karen Lewis noel jones <gedeckt@xxxxxxxx> wrote: Sound Research - Vern Jones, knows the organs well and would then be a better resource if difficulties are met... If the installer is a good tech, there should be no problem, but I am aware of a church where a good pipe tech blew two solid state chime relays, one positive and one negative, before going back to a mechanical interface. The equipment used was standard, but using components by different manufacturers, no one knew which system woudl work, and this was documented in the literature supplied with the ss units. noel jones, moderator ROUG Rodgers Harpsichord Athens, TN On Jul 18, 2006, at 4:09 PM, Charles Strack wrote: --- noel jones wrote: > If the manufacturer of the equipment does not know > your organ well > enough to know this himself, you need to find > another manufacturer. I think this is an unrealistic response expectation. There are any number of generic MIDI encoding products for use with pipe organs or various brands of electronic organs. The manufacturer may or may not know about a specific organ and certainly cannot be expected to know every model of every manufacturer. If the owner can supply a schematic, the manufacturer would be able to determine suitability. Manufacturer's do not normally install such equipment--they make generic solutions and can provide application assistance to their customers. And since Rodgers does not, as far as I know, support MIDI for the older organs, this is about all the options a person has. Charlie Strack __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com Karen C. Lewis, AGO Organist Holy Cross Catholic Church Cross City,FL --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta.