DIYAPASON-L Digest #968 - Wednesday, March 3, 2004
 
Re: Console keyboards playing a midi device
  by "Jim Henry" <jim_henry@theatreorgans.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Console keyboards playing a midi device.
  by "Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Console keyboards playing a midi device From: "Jim Henry" <jim_henry@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 22:03:53 -0800   If you are comfortable with electronic tinkering you should check out the MIDI Box. See http://www.ucapps.de/   All the projects are built around a common core module with various input and output modules that connect to the core. The project that would be = most appropriate would be the MIDIO128 which will convert 128 inputs to MIDI messages. It would also be able to provide 128 outputs if you have a use for that. You'll need more than 128 inputs so one possibility is to use = two MIDO128s linked together.   My guess is that one core module can be made to support even more inputs with some programming. But I haven't gotten that far yet.   You can buy PCBs or kits here: http://avi.dezines.com/mbhp/ The prices = are very reasonable and the quality is good. No step by step instructions so you need to have an idea of what you are doing. So far I have the core module running but I haven't built any of the modules.   Once you have a MIDIfied console there are several choices for programs = that can take the console input and provide pipe organ sounds.   Jim Henry   ----- Original Message ----- 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: "Tony Newnham" <organist.tony@btinternet.com> Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 16:47:34 -0000   Hi   There are a number of MIDI interfaces out there that will do what you want = - there's been some discussion on the Electronic Organ list. Apart from a system made in the UK by Classic Organs in Surrey, I can't give you any other sources, as my computer decided to delete the entire folder of = e-mail messages on this subject that I was keeping! Try a web search. I can = find a URL & e-mail for classic organs if it's any help.   There were also a couple of messages on this list last year - try http://www.ucapps.de/   Every Blessing   Tony ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 11:58 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Console keyboards playing a midi device.     | 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 | | 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 |