DIYAPASON-L Digest #765 - Friday, March 7, 2003
 
Re: 16' Bourdon and 8' Principal
  by "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net>
Re: Support the Encyclopedia of Organ Stops by sponsoring a stop!
  by "Ed Stauff" <ed@mewsic.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: 16' Bourdon and 8' Principal
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: 16' Bourdon and 8' Principal From: "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 23:24:43 -0800   You could start by adding a SoundBlaster Live! card to your PC and experimenting with that. The cards were about $30 on eBay last time I checked. They are surprisingly good synthesizers. You can download the Vienna software from the Creative SoundBlaster website at no charge. = Vienna will allow you to create soundfonts which are sampled sounds that the soundblaster will output under MIDI control. I can't say that you will be able make an undetectable electronic extension with the SoundBlaster but I don't think there is any less expensive way to experiment with this type = of thing. Check out the work of Bruce Miles at http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/ to get a better idea of what can be done. You might find that adding a complete rank that isn't too close to the pipe ranks would be an easier first project. When you have a SoundBlaster, you should find a copy of = the Jeux soundfont and see if any of its classical organ sounds are useful to you.   Good luck, Jim Henry   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Durham" <sdurham11@attbi.com> Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 12:55:46 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)   Because of space limitations, I'd like to add an electronic 16' Bourdon = (12 notes) and an 8' Principal (12 notes) to my organ. I know nothing about electronics or where to start. I'd like to build it myself. Any suggestions out there? I'd appreciate any help possible. I'm on an extremely limited budget and can't spend hundreds of dollars on this = project   Best Regards,   Steven Durham Portland, OR    
(back) Subject: Re: Support the Encyclopedia of Organ Stops by sponsoring a stop! From: "Ed Stauff" <ed@mewsic.com> Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 07:19:52 -0500   "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> wrote: > How do we comment to you on individual entries in your Encyclopaedia > of Organ Stops? > ... > Do we have the opportunity > to email you with these sorts of comments?   Absolutely! Please take a look at this page:   http://www.organstops.org/_apps/InfoNeeded.html > I've yet to read through, but just glanced at random at your Dulciana > entry. My comments would be these: that Skinner is very wrong - a = Dulciana > is not a string, muted or otherwise, as the harmonic structure is very > different: a Dulciana always has a stronger fundamental than a string, > and fewer audible high harmonics.   I'd venture to say that Skinner was not "wrong" per se; rather, that his Dulcianas were different from those of other builders, no?   -- Ed     +-------------------------------------------------------+ | IPORE www.ipore.org | | Institute for Pipe Organ Research and Education, Inc. | | P.O. Box 489, Charlotte, VT 05445 (802) 598-8222 | | Edward L. Stauff, President & Treasurer | | ed@mewsic.REMOVE_THIS_SPAMGUARD.com | +-------------------------------------------------------+  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: 16' Bourdon and 8' Principal From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 08:23:18 -0800   Hi, Jim. Your solution to the 'add-a-rank' question sounds good, but I've just spent about 1/2 hour looking at the soundblaster website and cannot find any link to the Vienna software. Can you provide a URL? A web = search turned up a good link <http://www.ethanwiner.com/vienna.html> but his site doesn't provide the URL either. He does provide some good screen shots of the program in use and explains its operation quite clearly. Thanks for pointing us in this direction!   At 11:24 PM 3/6/03 -0800, James Henry wrote: >You could start by adding a SoundBlaster Live! card to your PC and >experimenting with that. The cards were about $30 on eBay last time I >checked. They are surprisingly good synthesizers. You can download the >Vienna software from the Creative SoundBlaster website at no charge. = Vienna >will allow you to create soundfonts which are sampled sounds that the >soundblaster will output under MIDI control. I can't say that you will = be >able make an undetectable electronic extension with the SoundBlaster but = I >don't think there is any less expensive way to experiment with this type = of >thing. Check out the work of Bruce Miles at = http://www.gbmuk.fsnet.co.uk/ >to get a better idea of what can be done. You might find that adding a >complete rank that isn't too close to the pipe ranks would be an easier >first project. When you have a SoundBlaster, you should find a copy of = the >Jeux soundfont and see if any of its classical organ sounds are useful to >you. > >Good luck, >Jim Henry > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Steven Durham" <sdurham11@attbi.com> >Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 12:55:46 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time) > >Because of space limitations, I'd like to add an electronic 16' Bourdon = (12 >notes) and an 8' Principal (12 notes) to my organ. I know nothing about >electronics or where to start. I'd like to build it myself. Any >suggestions out there? I'd appreciate any help possible. I'm on an >extremely limited budget and can't spend hundreds of dollars on this = project > >Best Regards, > >Steven Durham >Portland, OR > > >DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own >Residence Pipe Organs. >HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org >List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org > >   Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm   "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams, "The Dilbert Principle".