DIYAPASON-L Digest #147 - Thursday, August 31, 2000
 
do-it-yourself mostly-digital organs
  by <Ed_Stauff@avid.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  do-it-yourself mostly-digital organs
  by "Jon Calvo" <jcalvo@mail.state.tn.us>
Re: [Residence Organs]  do-it-yourself mostly-digital organs
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Aeolian Key contacts, again
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@sockets.net>
 

(back) Subject: do-it-yourself mostly-digital organs From: <Ed_Stauff@avid.com> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 08:06:38 -0400       Does anyone have any experience with (or pointers to information about) digital organ systems that can be purchased as separate modules and then assembled and customized by the owner? What I have in mind is an organ that's mostly digital, with a few pipe ranks, but I don't want to pay tens of $K for an off-the-shelf pipe-augmented Allen or Rodgers.   If this is too far off topic for this list, please let me know (and hopefully point me to a more appropriate list).   Thanks,   -- Ed   #=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D# | Ed Stauff, principal software eng. | I don't speak | "Specialization | | Avid Technology, Tewksbury MA, USA | for Avid, nor | is for insects." | | "ed_stauff#@#avid.com" (remove #'s) | vice versa. | -- Lazarus Long | #=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] do-it-yourself mostly-digital organs From: "Jon Calvo" <jcalvo@mail.state.tn.us> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 08:41:00 -0500   ** For Your Eyes Only ** ** High Priority **   Dear Ed I know that Artison organ co used to build kits like what you are asking = for I believe that they are still in business , If not an Artison there is = a combination that I have herd works really good Conn organ made a model = 850 or 800 3 manual that is very pipe adaptable as a matter of fact I know = that any or there 3 manual organs are very pipe compatible , I believe = that conn made there consoles=20 hope this helped you=20   thanks God Bless john       >>> Ed_Stauff@avid.com 08/31/00 07:06AM >>>     Does anyone have any experience with (or pointers to information about) digital organ systems that can be purchased as separate modules and then assembled and customized by the owner? What I have in mind is an organ that's mostly digital, with a few pipe ranks, but I don't want to pay tens of $K for an off-the-shelf pipe-augmented Allen or Rodgers.   If this is too far off topic for this list, please let me know (and hopefully point me to a more appropriate list).   Thanks,   -- Ed   #=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D# | Ed Stauff, principal software eng. | I don't speak | "Specialization | | Avid Technology, Tewksbury MA, USA | for Avid, nor | is for insects." | | "ed_stauff#@#avid.com" (remove #'s) | vice versa. | -- Lazarus Long | #=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D#=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D#       DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own=20 Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org=20 List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org=20 Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org=20        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] do-it-yourself mostly-digital organs From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 11:08:04 -0400   >** For Your Eyes Only ** >** High Priority ** > >Dear Ed >I know that Artison organ co used to build kits like what you are asking >for I believe that they are still in business , If not an Artison there = is >a combination that I have herd works really good Conn organ made a model >850 or 800 3 manual that is very pipe adaptable as a matter of fact I = know >that any or there 3 manual organs are very pipe compatible , I believe >that conn made there consoles >hope this helped you > >thanks >God Bless >john > > > >>>> Ed_Stauff@avid.com 08/31/00 07:06AM >>> > > >Does anyone have any experience with (or pointers to information about) >digital organ systems that can be purchased as separate modules and then >assembled and customized by the owner? What I have in mind is an organ >that's mostly digital, with a few pipe ranks, but I don't want to pay >tens of $K for an off-the-shelf pipe-augmented Allen or Rodgers.   If you're speaking of Theater style, I have an Artisan 3 manual console in storage. It has a horseshoe console with Syndyne stop tabs. It is in very good condition EXCEPT the previous owner cut the keydesk part loose from the base, so it could be moved easier. It would reassemble easily with a strip of moulding to cover the cut.   I've had it longer than I care for, hoping to do something similar. I'd hate to part with it, yet with the right offer...   Regards,   John V      
(back) Subject: Aeolian Key contacts, again From: "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@sockets.net> Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 19:39:04 -0500   To clarify my initial question about Aeolian key contacts, I really was looking for ways to repair the contact wires which are missing the silver(?) wire contact strip. I understand how the coupling system works and only mentioned the number of contact wires on each manual to emphasize how many contacts I must examine to determine if the silver(?) contact = wire is broken off.   Sometimes the briefest remark is the most meaningful. Ron Natalie = replied,   >Ah yes...all this effort for the want of a few diodes.   Which set me thinking. If I were to abandon the original Aeolian scheme, where the Great has three contact wires and the Choir has two, and instead use diodes, then I would create an abundant supply of contact wires where the silver(?) contact strip is still in tact. These excess wires then = could be used to replace any faulty unison wire for each note on each manual. The bonus would be perfect simultaneous activation of notes that are coupled.   Still, that is a lot of work to install 183 diodes, and the space to do it in is almost inaccessible if the manuals are left installed in the = console. I have yet to figure how to service an individual manual without totally disassembling the entire manual stack and everything else surrounding it. So I am still seeking input from the list regarding spare parts and = methods of individually repairing about a dozen contact wires.   By the way, as an aside, when the player operates, a totally different method of coupling comes into use. In player operation, the tracker bar holes, upper and lower, are assigned normally with upper to swell and = lower to great. But a reverse setting will reverse those assignments. The unison setting will play both great and swell from both sets of holes. For further complication, a 58-note roll setting will cause only the lower holes to be active. And finally, two tabs allow the choir to be assigned to lower or upper or both sets of holes. All this switching and coupling is done within the console. An external relay handles octave/sub octave coupling which acts on both player and keyboard inputs.   Thanks for your previous remarks.   Bob Taylor