DIYAPASON-L Digest #967 - Tuesday, March 2, 2004
 
Console keyboards playing a midi device.
  by "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Console keyboards playing a midi device.
  by "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net>
 

(back) Subject: Console keyboards playing a midi device. From: "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 18:58:02 -0500   Recently I bought a 4 rank, "needs work" pipe organ. I'm sure many of you on this list know what I'm talking about. The console and it's relay/electronics are not in bad shape. I could use the console immediately if the pipe chest/blower/reservoir didn't need so much work. I have thought about eventually controlling the pipes from a midi controller but would like to do just the opposite at the moment. That is I would like to play a midi device (e.g. electronic keyboard) from the console. Can anyone point me to some references on this? I looked around the archives a bit but didn't find anything on this subject. If you have discussed it could you give me an approximate time frame so I could find it in the archives. Web sites, publications or other information greatly appreciated. Dave Clark    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Console keyboards playing a midi device. From: "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net> Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 15:53:33 -0800 (PST)       On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Dave Clark wrote:   > I have thought about eventually controlling the pipes from a midi > controller but would like to do just the opposite at the moment. That > is I would like to play a midi device (e.g. electronic keyboard) from > the console. Can anyone point me to some references on this? I looked > around the archives a bit but didn't find anything on this subject. If > you have discussed it could you give me an approximate time frame so I > could find it in the archives. Web sites, publications or other > information greatly appreciated. Dave Clark >   Do a websearch on 'MIDI encoder' and you should find many examples. Jordan Petkov has some, Vern Jones of Sound Research sells them (also available through Gerald Cluff at midiorgan.com or some such), doepfer in Germany makes one, Syndyne makes one, the list goes on and on. Many of these are based on the PIC microcontroller and a few external components. The encoders in my organ are of the 'matrixed scanning type' and are based on 8051 microcontrollers. That should at least get you started. I'd be happy to answer more questions (as I'm sure would others) as they arise!   ---john.