[analogorgans] Re: [analogorgans]

  • From: Karen Lewis <kkinglewis@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: analogorgans@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 20:08:18 -0700 (PDT)

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

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Karen C. Lewis, AGO
  Holy Cross Catholic Church
  Cross City,FL                                                                 

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