PipeChat Digest #2281 - Friday, August 3, 2001
 
Re: An Open Letter From Scott Foppiano
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Tuning keyboard
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Nicking and The science of doing it
  by <RonSeverin@aol.com>
Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes
  by "william H. Evans" <whevans@softcom.net>
Re: Newbie Question: Resources for MIDI Conversion of 32-note AGO Pedalbo
  by "Cameron D. McIntosh" <yateendraji@hotmail.com>
Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes
  by "Chris Baker" <chorale@clara.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: An Open Letter From Scott Foppiano From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:20:16 EDT     --part1_cc.18ba86e6.289b8e90_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Obviously I missed something here. From what is Scott departing?   Thanks, Neil Brown     > Scott..... > >       --part1_cc.18ba86e6.289b8e90_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>Obviously I missed something here. &nbsp;From what is Scott = departing? &nbsp; <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR>Neil Brown <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"arial" LANG=3D"0"><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: = #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: = 5px">Scott..... <BR> <BR>I for one am sorry to hear of your departure</BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_cc.18ba86e6.289b8e90_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Tuning keyboard From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:22:26 EDT   Hi Arthur:   Peterson is even now performing tests on its new and unique wireless relay system. When fully tested it should carry wireless information for each pipe connection up to 400 feet without a cable at all.   Ron Severin   http://www.musicbase.org/E/SEV001.html http://www.churchorgansystems.com.html/products Fax:1-208-439-6781 Church Organ Systems of Orange County J=E4ger und Brommer Orgelbau St. Mary's by the Sea  
(back) Subject: Re: Nicking and The science of doing it From: <RonSeverin@aol.com> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:52:55 EDT   Hi List:   Willis men carried a shop book into the field according to an interview with Henry Willis IV. In this book were voicing instructions to the field voicer including: the recommended spacing and depth of the nicking for each style of flue stop by scale. This in order to be an authentically voiced Willis organ. The book was prepared by the head voicer in the Willis factory. Inspections were made by qualified shop people to make=20 sure all was carried out to the letter after the organ was completed.   I have a strong feeling the other major builders had a similar mode of operations to insure their particular sound was produced as well consistantl= y.   People bagan to take a closer look at pipes produced during the Baroque period in Europe. Sure enough there were nicks. Yes some ranks of the beloved Arp Schnitger organs were consistantly nicked. The myth of=20 un-nicked open toe voicing still persists. Fesperman and Bunges knew this but kept very tight lipped. It was discovered by American organists who=20 toured European Baroque organs. They made the discovery, nobody listened, and the myth goes on. They were told the nicks were added later, Shhhhh!   Ron Severin   http://www.musicbase.org/E/SEV001.html http://www.churchorgansystems.com.html/products Fax:1-208-439-6781 Church Organ Systems of Orange County J=E4ger und Brommer Orgelbau St. Mary's by the Sea  
(back) Subject: Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes From: "william H. Evans" <whevans@softcom.net> Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 23:54:47 -0700   Justin the NICK OF TIME, Sebastian    
(back) Subject: Re: Newbie Question: Resources for MIDI Conversion of 32-note AGO Pedalboard From: "Cameron D. McIntosh" <yateendraji@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:13:41 -0700   Dear Friends:   I wanted to thank Ed for his introduction to Syndyne Corp www.syndyne.com --they practically live in my backyard (the in Vancouver, WA; I'm in Seattle). The model presently on the site is the LS6400, with a lot of = cool features (hope they're not too far-out price-wise--you have to requrest a quote).   I'm still a little unsure about the magnets and reed switches. It'd sure = be nice if I could rig up a way to individually regulate the "trip point" (place in the pedal's travel where the switch closes) but it's not that easy. Would love any suggestions you might have.    
(back) Subject: Re: Nicking and DeNicking pipes From: "Chris Baker" <chorale@clara.co.uk> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 09:27:05 +0100     TubaMagna tells us:-   > The old fashioned method of nicking languids, using various knives and > nicking tools to incise either or both the languid or inner edge of the lower > lip, have been replaced by more modern methods. > > Prepackaged nicks are available in boxes of 100, 500, or 1,000, and in a > variety of styles.   Your spelling is a bit off - the boxes are found to contain 'nix'.   I think the major supplier of these, is also involved in supplying organists over here with the De-atonaliser. This is a scanner-based device, which looks at the score being played, and when it detects that an atonal sequence is about to be played, immediately laser projects a chord of Bb major onto the score, whilst simultaneously closing all stops except the Gedeckt 8. Apparently sales are mushrooming, with huge numbers being bought by Baroque, Classical and Romantic aficionados, looking for presents for their more 'progressively' minded colleagues.   Chris B