DIYAPASON-L Digest #56 - Wednesday, March 8, 2000
 
Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs] : Tuner Shareware
  by <DBnMOPS@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs] : Tuner Shareware
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice
  by "Jimmy" <jrbaird@erols.com>
Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice
  by "Richard Schneider, President" <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 10:14:21 -0500   Hi Bart,   Yes, we did discuss this before. At that point I thought the Pitchman was what I would get. When I e-mailed Zuckermann's though for price information, the guy that answered back tried to push the Korg tuner on me, saying that was what they recommended. I mentioned I was tuning an organ. So, that got me to the question of Audible only vs Audible with Visual.   I will probably go with the Pitchman though as I can hear beats with no problem.   Eric         >Hi Eric; > >I think we talked about this before. If I were you I would go ahead >and buy the Pitchman. I have one that I use for both tuning the >harpsichord and the organ. It's great, tunes to many different >pitches and more temperaments than I'll ever use. If you can tune >listening to and counting the beats--its the way to go. If you >can't you should learn. Visual displays are for the beginner, and >like you say, can't get the treble pipes that close.    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] : Tuner Shareware From: <DBnMOPS@aol.com> Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 11:05:18 EST   Hi Eric and List, Before you make a decision on a tuner, here's a freebie ("TuneLab"--actually Shareware, but you can download and evaluate it for free) that I recently saw a piano tuner using on his laptop computer. It seemed to work beautifully. I downloaded it myself, just yesterday, on my =   laptop, but haven't had a chance as yet to try it for organ tuning.I did = tune my Zuckerman Harpsichord with it. If you have (or have access to) a = laptop computer, I'm not sure you'd need anything more than this program for = tuning! If you only have access to a desktop, you might still be able to use it, = if the organ and computer are close to each other. It uses a strobe display, = but also has an option button to generate pitches thru your computer's = speakers. The program also includes numerous alternate temperments, but I haven't = even looked at those, as yet. If your computer doesn't have a built-in = microphone, you'll also need to connect an external one, to "listen" to the sounds of = the instrument being tuned. Go to:   http://www.wwnet.net/~rscott/   Good luck, and let me know if it works for organ tuning. Doug  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] : Tuner Shareware From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 11:25:13 -0500   Sounds interesting Doug, but unfortunately I don't have a laptop and our PC is located two floors below the pipe chamber.   Eric       >Hi Eric and List, > Before you make a decision on a tuner, here's a freebie >("TuneLab"--actually Shareware, but you can download and evaluate it for >free) that I recently saw a piano tuner using on his laptop computer. It >seemed to work beautifully. I downloaded it myself, just yesterday, on = my >laptop, but haven't had a chance as yet to try it for organ tuning.I did = tune >my Zuckerman Harpsichord with it. If you have (or have access to) a = laptop >computer, I'm not sure you'd need anything more than this program for = tuning! >If you only have access to a desktop, you might still be able to use it, = if >the organ and computer are close to each other. It uses a strobe display, = but >also has an option button to generate pitches thru your computer's = speakers. >The program also includes numerous alternate temperments, but I haven't = even >looked at those, as yet. If your computer doesn't have a built-in = microphone, >you'll also need to connect an external one, to "listen" to the sounds of = the >instrument being tuned. Go to: > >http://www.wwnet.net/~rscott/ > >Good luck, and let me know if it works for organ tuning. > Doug    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice From: "Jimmy" <jrbaird@erols.com> Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 11:29:54 -0500   I've been using a Peterson model 320 for about 30 years now (audio only) with good results. However, I've recently bought the new Peterson model 490, (visual only), strobe, which I like also. I find that the 490 is especially good to set a temperment, and the model 320 (audio) especially good for tuning mixtures or the very top of a 15th. Peterson has also come out with a new model (don't know the number), that has both the strobe and audio. If I had to make a choice between having only one system, I'd go for the audio tuner.   Jimmy Baird  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 11:56:37 -0500   I also checked into the 320 but as far as I can tell it only does equal temperament. I'm not sure about the strobe ones but they are too expensive for me anyway's. Eric     >I've been using a Peterson model 320 for about 30 years now (audio only) >with good results.    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: [Residence Organs] Need Tuner advice From: "Richard Schneider, President" <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 17:51:52 -0600       Eric Sagmuller wrote: > > I also checked into the 320 but as far as I can tell it only does > equal temperament. I'm not sure about the strobe ones but they are > too expensive for me anyway's. Eric   Eric, check out the following URL:   http://www.concentric.net/~fast440/products.html   This is for Sanderson Accu-Tuners. I happen to own the Hale Sight-O-Tuner, which is the precursor to the Sanderson. The hale is a wonderful instrument, in that it can "lock" onto any pitch from 16' C all the way up to the top of 2' C.   The newer Sanderson versions are set-up to accommodate the needs of unequal temperaments, as well as non-standard pitches.   They're expensive, but well worth the money!   BTW, I am in no way connected with the product, other than as a satisfied user of the Hale Sight-O-Tuner for many years in my work.   > >I've been using a Peterson model 320 for about 30 years now (audio = only) > >with good results.   I used to own the model 320, as well as the 650, which was the "top-of-the-line" Combination Visual/Audio tuner by Peterson. I find the Sight-O-Tuner to be much easier to use, and accordingly, sold off both of my Peterson tuners.   This is not a disparagement of any Peterson products, but I found the Hale much easier to use, especially "on the fly" in an organ chamber, where you can't always get a good look at the strobe!   -- Faithfully,   "Arp in the Corn Patch" Richard Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders 41-43 Johnston St. P. O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com Business EMAIL rnjs@family-net.net Personal EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com Web Page URL