PipeChat Digest #1378 - Saturday, May 6, 2000
 
Re: organs in Orthodox Churches???
  by "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Computer and Organ Samples
  by <PatrickBRUSORIO@aol.com>
Re: Computer and Organ Samples
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net>
Re: Computer and Organ Samples
  by <PatrickBRUSORIO@aol.com>
Re: Computer and Organ Samples
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Presidents of the United States who Played the organ
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Computer and Organ Samples
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Re: Computer and Organ Samples
  by <PatrickBRUSORIO@aol.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: organs in Orthodox Churches??? From: "Alan Freed" <afreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 09:02:54 -0400   > From: Jon Roussos <Jon.Roussos@trw.com> > > I understand that the place [Greek Orthodox cathedral, Los Angeles--I = can't think of the name of it] was built by one of the principals of MGM studios > so that would help explain some idiosyncrasies > Spyros Skouras, as I recall. In the late 40s or early 50s? The room also has an audio system, with loudspeakers snuck up in various corners near = the ceiling, originally painted flat black so as to be less obvious, of = course. But then they had to take them down and have them gold plated so they'd visually vanish into the background.   Stunning building, though, on a gorgeous piece of property.   Alan Freed    
(back) Subject: Re: Computer and Organ Samples From: <PatrickBRUSORIO@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 15:06:42 EDT   Hi,   I have realized a program which is emulating a pipe organ console. I expect to distribute it freely on the web in a few months. This program is developped with the "KeyKit" language on PC and has all capabilities of organ consoles : 75 stops, coupling, memories..... With this program I have the possibility to play "live" on 2 keyboards and = a home made Midi pedalboard or to play midi files with a sequecing program. The only limitation is due to the 16 midi channels available on the soundcards but it's not a real musical limitation. I'm using a Sound blaster "Live" with a soundfont bank based on the = "Jeux1" soundfont of John W. McCoy and samples I recorded from our church pipe = organ. Today the documentation is only in french, and I'm looking for few peoples =   who wanted to test it.   Patrick Brusorio Strasbourg, France    
(back) Subject: Re: Computer and Organ Samples From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@bellatlantic.net> Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 16:53:22 -0400   Patrick, I am interested in your computer organ program.   I have a Soundblaster Live Platinum Card in my computer attached to a Baldwin 2-manual MIDI organ with 32 pedals.   The swell manual operates on MIDI channel one, the great manual operates = on MIDI channel 2, and the pedals operate on MIDI channel 4.   I have plenty of memory in the computer, so I can load any soundfonts.   The only problem is that I don't read or speak French. When the documentation is translated, let me know, and keep us all informed on the progress on your program.   Paul R. Swank prswank@bellatlantic.net Baltimore, Marymand USA   At 03:06 PM 5/5/2000 -0400, you wrote: >Hi, > >I have realized a program which is emulating a pipe organ console. >I expect to distribute it freely on the web in a few months. >This program is developped with the "KeyKit" language on PC and has all >capabilities of organ consoles : 75 stops, coupling, memories..... >With this program I have the possibility to play "live" on 2 keyboards = and a >home made Midi pedalboard or to play midi files with a sequecing program. >The only limitation is due to the 16 midi channels available on the >soundcards but it's not a real musical limitation. >I'm using a Sound blaster "Live" with a soundfont bank based on the = "Jeux1" >soundfont of John W. McCoy and samples I recorded from our church pipe organ. > >Today the documentation is only in french, and I'm looking for few = peoples >who wanted to test it. > >Patrick Brusorio >Strasbourg, France > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: Re: Computer and Organ Samples From: <PatrickBRUSORIO@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 17:11:14 EDT   Hello Paul,   Today the program work perfectly on my PC configuration, but the = installation procedure is a little bit difficult because not automatic for the moment. = I will prepare a short documentation in english in a few weeks.   Patrick  
(back) Subject: Re: Computer and Organ Samples From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 17:03:44 -0500   The reference to a computer made me think (I do that sometimes).   The control of an organ is not really rocket science. Yes, it gets a = little more complicated when you throw in all the mutations and permutations from stops, the abilty to remember many levels of memory, all the "funny stuff" on Theatre Organs (pizz, suitable bass, toys, etc.). But in today's high speed tech environment not really that complex.   Think of what it takes to load, store and play a video on your PC.   With the old 286 PCs and PC XTs winding up literally in the land fills shouldn't there be a way to utilize a cheap PC to run input and output circuits and have all the smarts done by software in the cheap PC? I realize that there would be still be lots of driver circuitry involved, = but such a system could be highly effective and cheap.   Any thoughts on this?   John V   (Now going home for the weekend)      
(back) Subject: Re: Presidents of the United States who Played the organ From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 20:36:04 -0500   Noel Stoutenburg wrote: > > Alan Freed, wrote, in part: > > > >Elizabeth was the home of Elias Boudinot........ who had been the = second > > president of the United States. His home is an historic site there. > > to which Jerry responded > > > Alan: Did I miss something in US History or did you miss some letters = on your > > keyboard? > > To which I point out that before the election of President George = Washington, > after the adoption of the Constitution, the governing document for the = Republic > was the "Articles of Confederation", under which there were, IIRC, = eleven > Presidents. > > To keep this on topic, does anyone know if any of these eleven, or the = the other   I don't know of any organist presidents, but Charles Gates Dawes (1865-1951), who was Calvin Coolidge's Vice President in 1924, was not only an organist but quite a well known composer of music for the organ.   John Speller > forty odd men who have served as President, were organists? > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Computer and Organ Samples From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 02:47:25 EDT   Regarding Patrick Brusorio's description of his computer organ program, I would like to point out that you can get 32 channels from Soundblaster = Live cards. 16 on port A, and 16 on port B. When my "Organ in a PC" project is finished, I will use 80 channels. 32 on =   each of two SBLive cards, (if I can get them to work in the same = computer,) and 16 on a SB AWE64 for pedals. Mick Berg.  
(back) Subject: Re: Computer and Organ Samples From: <PatrickBRUSORIO@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 03:29:47 EDT   Hi,   With my organ console program, a cheap Computer Soundcard, my Pipe organ soundfont bank, a PC >=3D Pentium 133, 2 midi keyboards and 1 midi = pedalboard, a good amplification it is possible to get a complete organ at a very low cost with the same capabilities of high cost numeric organ. I'm one of the titular organists of our parish, playing on a 14 stops pipe =   organ and I'm using my home computer organ for training, and to play some organ pieces witch require some special registration. I have actually on my soundcard bank around 90 differents stops.   Cheap cost but high quality sound ! If somebody is interested in, I can = send some wave file.   One other interest of my program is to read some organ midi file with the capability to change the registration on line. With that it is possible to =   send our live performance to each other with no file size limitation.   My Idea is to distribute freely my program and my sound fonf bank on a web =   site according to give the opportunity to each organist to acces an pipeorgan.   Patrick BRUSORIO Strasboug, France