PipeChat Digest #1748 - Sunday, January 7, 2001
 
Re: Those little doors
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: News from The Tracker
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: Pipes In The Kitchen
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Severence Hall Organ Article
  by <RSiegel920@aol.com>
Re: News from The Tracker
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Severence Hall Organ Article
  by "Thomas H. Cotner" <cotnerpo@brightok.net>
Re: News from The Tracker
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: TAO
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com>
Re: Those little doors
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
Pipes In The Kitchen
  by "Nathanael & Laura Iversen" <mediaart@optonline.net>
Re: News from The Tracker
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Severence Hall Organ Article
  by "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com>
Re: Hammonds then and now
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Re: Hammonds then and now
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
PCOrgan and Sequencer
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>
Re: TAO
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: TAO's former name
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: TAO
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: TAO's former name
  by "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net>
Re: Severence Hall Organ Article
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
VoxCatoe Newsletter On-LIne (cross posted)
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Concert Severance Hall
  by "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca>
First Post
  by "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Those little doors From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 13:25:11 EST     --part1_af.5615f7c.2788bd07_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/6/01 3:48:25 AM !!!First Boot!!!, bmjohns@fgi.net = writes:     > Upon returning home the assistant pastor told me the best comment = he > heard about my playing was that "I made all the little doors move while = the > music was going on." >   Just curious.... we're you playing the organ at the time?? ;-) Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502   --part1_af.5615f7c.2788bd07_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#80ffff"><FONT = COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D4 FACE=3D"Toujours" LANG=3D"0"><I>In a message = dated 1/6/01 3:48:25 AM !!!First Boot!!!, bmjohns@fgi.net writes: <BR> <BR></FONT></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></I> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Upon returning home the assistant pastor told me = the best comment he <BR>heard about my playing was that "I made all the little doors move = while the <BR>music was going on." <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D4 FACE=3D"Toujours" = LANG=3D"0"><I> <BR>Just curious.... &nbsp;we're you playing the organ at the time?? = &nbsp;;-) <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" = FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0">Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ = &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">Cremona502@cs.com</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" = LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest = ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502</I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_af.5615f7c.2788bd07_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: News from The Tracker From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 13:18:43 -0600   At 1/6/01 09:05 AM, Bud wrote:   <snip> >Unless something has changed radically at Denver, Don Pearson has no = intention >of doing anything with the Kimball, beyond maintaining it and playing it. There >are vague plans for a west-end organ in a different style, but nothing >regarding >the Kimball that I'm aware of, except possibly adding an exposed Great IF = the >west-end organ doesn't happen ... the organ is underpowered to accompany >congregational singing when the cathedral is full. OHS members who = climbed >around in it at the Denver convention DID tell me that it needs a good >CLEANING.     Hi, everyone --   I likewise haven't recieved my Tracker. I guess I'm not even one of = "those OHS members..." as I got my chance to go to the top of the (very narrow = and vertical!) ladder inside the organ at the AIO convention this past fall in Colorado (I played it too, for that matter...!). The Kimball seemed to = be holding its own to me......I don't recall hearing Norman Lane (the = Curator) mention anything about plans to do anything out of the ordinary to it ...   It could use a good cleaning as Bud suggests, and I noticed numerous wind leaks, but everything still seems to work fine...rather an enjoyable beast to play, actually!   I certainly *hope* they don't do anything to it, unless someone has = donated a chunk of change to restore it <hopeful thought>...?   Cheers!   Tim    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipes In The Kitchen From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 14:19:35 -0500   Devon-   Nice post on the home installation.   Are you any relation to Louis (Lou) Hollingsworth formerly of = WurliTzer? He arranged organ sheet music and did concert tours for them in the 60s = and 70s.   Rick      
(back) Subject: Severence Hall Organ Article From: <RSiegel920@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 14:30:40 EST   AOL just made reference to the reinstallation/Rededication of the = Severence Hall Norton Organ which is to take place tonight. They refer to the Clev. Symph. Orch website: http://www.clevelandorch.com/press/photography/   HOWEVER- all the photos are locked out :(( Anyone have a solution to this =   microdisaster? regards R. J. Siegel  
(back) Subject: Re: News from The Tracker From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 14:40:06 EST     --part1_7f.e7c3eb6.2788ce96_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/6/01 5:46:51 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = dougcampbell@juno.com writes:     > Actually, The Buffalo 1876 Hook & Hastings is being reconstructed and > greatly expanded by Andover. > > >   "Greatly expanded" sounds like "perile" to me. At least, hopefully, = Andover is much more sympathetic to old instruments than they used to be. I've = seen more H&H organs that have been "Andovered" that now have 2' Prinziples and = no 8 Salicional in the Swell.   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502   --part1_7f.e7c3eb6.2788ce96_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#80ffff"><FONT = COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D4 FACE=3D"Toujours" LANG=3D"0"><I>In a message = dated 1/6/01 5:46:51 PM !!!First Boot!!!, dougcampbell@juno.com = <BR>writes: <BR> <BR></FONT></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></I> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Actually, The = Buffalo 1876 Hook &amp; Hastings is being reconstructed and <BR>greatly expanded by Andover. <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D4 FACE=3D"Toujours" = LANG=3D"0"><I> <BR>"Greatly expanded" sounds like "perile" to me. &nbsp;&nbsp;At least, = hopefully, Andover <BR>is much more sympathetic to old instruments than = they used to be. &nbsp;&nbsp;I've seen <BR>more H&amp;H organs that have = been "Andovered" that now have 2' Prinziples and no <BR>8 Salicional in = the Swell. <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" = FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" LANG=3D"0">Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ = &nbsp;</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">Cremona502@cs.com</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D5 FAMILY=3D"DECORATIVE" FACE=3D"Tempus Sans ITC" = LANG=3D"0"> &nbsp; <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SERIF" = FACE=3D"Calisto MT" LANG=3D"0">with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest = ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502</I></FONT></HTML>   --part1_7f.e7c3eb6.2788ce96_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Severence Hall Organ Article From: "Thomas H. Cotner" <cotnerpo@brightok.net> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 13:37:46 -0600   Sure -- get a press pass! TC   RSiegel920@aol.com wrote:   > AOL just made reference to the reinstallation/Rededication of the = Severence > Hall Norton Organ which is to take place tonight. They refer to the = Clev. > Symph. Orch website: http://www.clevelandorch.com/press/photography/ > > HOWEVER- all the photos are locked out :(( Anyone have a solution to = this > microdisaster? > regards > R. J. Siegel > > "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: News from The Tracker From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 14:18:07 -0600   quilisma@socal.rr.com wrote: > > This is VERY odd ... my Tracker hasn't come yet, but the following was = true the > last I heard: > > The Skinner at St. Mark's is well-beloved and well-maintained.   The rumors I have heard about this one is that a complete rebuild and tonal design is planned, using a large number of digital voices as well as pipes for the additions. If this is the case, then I would describe the instrument as definitely "under threat." > > Unless something has changed radically at Denver, Don Pearson has no = intention > of doing anything with the Kimball, beyond maintaining it and playing = it. There > are vague plans for a west-end organ in a different style, but nothing = regarding > the Kimball that I'm aware of, except possibly adding an exposed Great = IF the > west-end organ doesn't happen ... the organ is underpowered to accompany > congregational singing when the cathedral is full. OHS members who = climbed > around in it at the Denver convention DID tell me that it needs a good = CLEANING.   The rumors here were that Casavant was going to do a complete rebuild, substantially altering the instrument. According to my well placed sources, however, although Casavant will be doing the work, nothing more than cleaning and restoration work is planned. It may be necessary, however, to provide new tongues for the reeds, and how far if at all this will alter their sound remains to be seen. Even this, I understand, will not be done for several years as there are plans for renovations to the building which may cause some dust and obviously have to be completed before it is worthwhile to clean the organ.   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re: TAO From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@stlnet.com> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 14:32:49 -0600   TAO stands for The American Organist, the AGO and RCCO magazine. The AGO magazine used to be The Diapason, at which time there an unrelated magazine published in the 1930's to 1960's called The American Organist, in which Emerson Richards and suchlike used to write. Ten years after it had gone out of business, when the name became legally available, the AGO adopted the name for their magazine, I think some time in the 1970's. I wonder if the readers should be called Taoists? :-)   John Speller  
(back) Subject: Re: Those little doors From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 15:12:06 -0600   > Upon returning home the assistant pastor told me the best comment he >heard about my playing was that "I made all the little doors move while = the >music was going on." > > >Just curious.... we're you playing the organ at the time?? ;-) >Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com   Does it really matter? They were impressed! Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com The Theatre Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com/theatre      
(back) Subject: Pipes In The Kitchen From: "Nathanael & Laura Iversen" <mediaart@optonline.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 17:00:05 -0500   Mr. Devon Hollingsworth, it is a pleasure to hear about your home organ adventures. Although you likely don't remember, and didn't realize it, = you were one of the first real organists I ever heard (-it seems unfair to = count retired piano teachers who could never figure out what all those wierd pedals were for as organists). You played the demonstration at Allen = Organs and then the dedicatory recital for Crystal Lake E. Free Church.   Now, seven years later, I'm taking organ lessons on a beautiful 52 rank instrument at Central Presbyterian in Summit NJ, and messing around with synthesizers/samplers and a home built footboard/MIDI interface at home.   Thanks for the inspiration on multiple levels: a great instrument to learn and a new home improvement project!   - Nathanael Iversen    
(back) Subject: Re: News from The Tracker From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 18:17:14 -0500   The Scheme, as I heard it was to go from 48 ranks to 90+   I doubt that it will "be the same"     Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Sat, 6 Jan 2001 14:40:06 EST Cremona502@cs.com writes: > In a message dated 1/6/01 5:46:51 PM !!!First Boot!!!, > dougcampbell@juno.com > writes: > > > > Actually, The Buffalo 1876 Hook & Hastings is being reconstructed > and > > greatly expanded by Andover. > > > > > > > > "Greatly expanded" sounds like "perile" to me. At least, > hopefully, Andover > is much more sympathetic to old instruments than they used to be. > I've seen > more H&H organs that have been "Andovered" that now have 2' > Prinziples and no > 8 Salicional in the Swell. > > Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com > with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, > Bohawow!" > Visit Howling Acres at Ourworld.cs.com/Brucon502  
(back) Subject: Re: Severence Hall Organ Article From: "Douglas A Campbell" <dougcampbell@juno.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 18:34:55 -0500   The Severance Hall concert will be WEB-Cast on WCLV at 9PM (Cleveland time)   Http://www.wclv.com/audio       Douglas A. Campbell Skaneateles, NY     On Sat, 06 Jan 2001 13:37:46 -0600 "Thomas H. Cotner" <cotnerpo@brightok.net> writes: > Sure -- get a press pass! > TC > > RSiegel920@aol.com wrote: > > > AOL just made reference to the reinstallation/Rededication of the > Severence > > Hall Norton Organ which is to take place tonight. They refer to > the Clev. > > Symph. Orch website: > http://www.clevelandorch.com/press/photography/ > > > > HOWEVER- all the photos are locked out :(( Anyone have a solution > to this > > microdisaster? > > regards > > R. J. Siegel > > > > "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 > > > "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: Hammonds then and now From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 19:52:39 EST     --part1_44.a36c692.278917d7_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/5/01 9:48:24 AM Pacific Standard Time, organist@total.net writes:     > . I know a lady that used to work there, and her > job was to test them before they left the factory. >   My first job was working at Boosey and Hawkes in London, where they = assembled Hammonds from sub assemblies from the USA. Like Carlo's lady friend, my = job was to test the organs (B3's and A-100's, I think) after they had been = built on a production line.   At least half of the rectifier tubes would blow when I turned the organs = on. I had a big cardboard box full of dud rectifier tubes. I only stuck the = job for three weeks, because I had to be there at eight in the morning, and I wanted to be a musician, and I had to wear a tie. I was nineteen at the = time.   Mick Berg.   --part1_44.a36c692.278917d7_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>In a message dated 1/5/01 9:48:24 AM Pacific Standard Time, = <BR>organist@total.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. I know a lady = that used to work there, and her <BR>job was to test them before they left the factory. <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>My first job was working at Boosey and Hawkes in London, where they = assembled <BR>Hammonds from sub assemblies from the USA. Like Carlo's lady = friend, my job <BR>was to test the organs (B3's and A-100's, I think) = after they had been built <BR>on a production line. <BR> <BR>At least half of the rectifier tubes would blow when I turned the = organs on. <BR>I had a big cardboard box full of dud rectifier tubes. I = only stuck the job <BR>for three weeks, because I had to be there at eight = in the morning, and I <BR>wanted to be a musician, and I had to wear a = tie. I was nineteen at the time. <BR> <BR>Mick Berg.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_44.a36c692.278917d7_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Hammonds then and now From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 19:58:55 EST     --part1_6.1063064f.2789194f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 1/5/01 9:48:24 AM Pacific Standard Time, organist@total.net writes:     > . I know a lady that used to work there, and her > job was to test them before they left the factory. >   My first job was working at Boosey and Hawkes in London, where they = assembled Hammonds from sub assemblies from the USA. Like Carlo's lady friend, my = job was to test the organs (B3's and A-100's, I think) after they had been = built on a production line.   At least half of the rectifier tubes would blow when I turned the organs = on. I had a big cardboard box full of dud rectifier tubes. I only stuck the = job for three weeks, because I had to be there at eight in the morning, and I wanted to be a musician, and I had to wear a tie. I was nineteen at the = time.   Mick Berg.   --part1_6.1063064f.2789194f_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>In a message dated 1/5/01 9:48:24 AM Pacific Standard Time, = <BR>organist@total.net writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">. I know a lady = that used to work there, and her <BR>job was to test them before they left the factory. <BR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>My first job was working at Boosey and Hawkes in London, where they = assembled <BR>Hammonds from sub assemblies from the USA. Like Carlo's lady = friend, my job <BR>was to test the organs (B3's and A-100's, I think) = after they had been built <BR>on a production line. <BR> <BR>At least half of the rectifier tubes would blow when I turned the = organs on. <BR>I had a big cardboard box full of dud rectifier tubes. I = only stuck the job <BR>for three weeks, because I had to be there at eight = in the morning, and I <BR>wanted to be a musician, and I had to wear a = tie. I was nineteen at the time. <BR> <BR>Mick Berg.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_6.1063064f.2789194f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: PCOrgan and Sequencer From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 20:28:15 EST     --part1_b4.f9169f6.2789202f_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hello everyone.   I have managed to get the PCOrgan to work with Cakewalk 9 as a sequencer. =   The resources of the computer (500Mhz AMD K-6) are sitting at a = terrifyingly low 36 per cent, but the computer does not crash (at least not so far). = It's very simple, all incoming MIDI from the organ is recorded onto one track = of Cakewalk. The MIDI output of Cakewalk goes to Building Blocks. = Registration changes are recorded and played back. I recommend using two versions of the PCOrgan, one that uses the = sequencer, and one that does not, as the sequencer version does suffer from MIDI = delay problems when you play a lot of notes fast, especially if you couple = manuals, which causes lots of extra note information. Number of stops makes no difference.   You can't use the same ports in each version, or you will get a MIDI short =   circuit. So you need to use Hubi's Loopback and Hubi's Midicable = (freeware) to create extra MIDI ports.   Cakewalk Express 6 comes free with some SoundBlaster cards, and I'm sure = it will work just fine. So no software to buy!   If anyone wants to try this, and needs help on how to use the virtual MIDI =   ports, email me privately.   Mick Berg.   --part1_b4.f9169f6.2789202f_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>Hello everyone. <BR> <BR>I have managed to get the PCOrgan to work with Cakewalk 9 as a = sequencer. &nbsp;<BR>The resources of the computer (500Mhz AMD K-6) are = sitting at a terrifyingly <BR>low 36 per cent, but the computer does not = crash (at least not so far). It's <BR>very simple, all incoming MIDI from = the organ is recorded onto one track of <BR>Cakewalk. The MIDI output of = Cakewalk goes to Building Blocks. Registration <BR>changes are recorded = and played back. <BR> &nbsp; <BR>I recommend using two versions of the PCOrgan, one that uses the = sequencer, <BR>and one that does not, as the sequencer version does suffer = from MIDI delay <BR>problems when you play a lot of notes fast, especially = if you couple manuals, <BR>which causes lots of extra note information. = Number of stops makes no <BR>difference. <BR> <BR>You can't use the same ports in each version, or you will get a MIDI = short <BR>circuit. So you need to use Hubi's Loopback and Hubi's Midicable = (freeware) <BR>to create extra MIDI ports. <BR> <BR>Cakewalk Express 6 comes free with some SoundBlaster cards, and I'm = sure it <BR>will work just fine. So no software to buy! <BR> <BR>If anyone wants to try this, and needs help on how to use the virtual = MIDI <BR>ports, email me privately. <BR> <BR>Mick Berg.</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b4.f9169f6.2789202f_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: TAO From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 19:59:56 -0600       "John L. Speller" wrote:   > TAO stands for The American Organist, the AGO and RCCO magazine. The > AGO magazine used to be The Diapason, at which time there an unrelated > magazine published in the 1930's to 1960's called The American Organist, > in which Emerson Richards and suchlike used to write.   It is a bit more confusing than this: there is a publication of long-standing, named _The Diapason_, which though independant, was for a time the official magazine of the AGO. That publication is still = published, but is no longer the official magazine of the AGO. Although I do not = recall what it is, there was a period when TAO had a different name....   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: TAO's former name From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:05:23 -0500   TAO's former name (between the times that the AGO national magazine was named THE DIAPASON and it became THE AMERICAN ORGANIST) was..... (drum roll.. )   MUSIC The AGO Magazine   Greetings from the wintry Hudson Valley of New York to all,   Pat Maimone     ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: TAO From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:26:34 -0500 (EST)   The only way we should be labelled "taoists" is if we believe what we read...LOL.   >>I wonder if the readers should be called Taoists? :-)<<   Neil B    
(back) Subject: Re: TAO's former name From: "Ben Baldus" <bbaldus@voyager.net> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 22:48:02 -0500   Dear Chatters:   Part of this chain of names had to do with perceptions about the = organist's vocation. I believe it was Alec Wyton who advocated on behalf the name, "MUSIC: The AGO Magazine". Wyton's argument was that organists were increasingly outside of the mainstream of music and that the AGO needed to take the bull by the horns. It is sad that "MUSIC" has reverted again to "The American Organist" and the marginalization that implies.   Ben Baldus    
(back) Subject: Re: Severence Hall Organ Article From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 23:10:49 -0500   > The Severance Hall concert will be WEB-Cast on WCLV at 9PM (Cleveland > time) > > Http://www.wclv.com/audio   I am listening to the demonstration of the organ now over RealAudio. The French Horn stop is unbelievable!!!! Wow!   TommyLee    
(back) Subject: VoxCatoe Newsletter On-LIne (cross posted) From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 22:12:09 -0600   Hi All,   In spite of job related interference, computer crashes, holidays, etc. I finally managed to play catch up and get a Chicago Area Theatre Organ Club =   Newsletter published. I just finished uploading the results and if any one =   is interested in Chicago Area happenings it can be found at: <http://www.catoe.org/vox.html>   Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, prosperous and productive 2001   regards,   Jon    
(back) Subject: Concert Severance Hall From: "Hugh Drogemuller" <hdrogemuller@sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 23:34:49 -0500   Did anyone else experience an abrupt dropping of the feed from Severance Hall at 10pm EST and the substitution of another program? I didn't tune in until late but I loved what I heard. This was the first time listening I installed DSL , yesterday. The stream was seamless.   HD    
(back) Subject: First Post From: "mike" <mike3247@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 00:06:04 -0500   Hello Everyone, As one of the newest members of Pipechat, I come looking for a community of pipe organ people who are a little more laid back than some of the more professional forum lists. The only credential I can offer is a burning desire to learn more about the pipe organ, and a large amount of passion for it's voice Yesterday I purchased tickets for all 3 upcoming pipe organ recitals at Severance Hall, and selected row 19 dead center. Does anyone familiar with Severance know whether this is a good spot? I should still have time to change if not. Today I made a deal for 5 more organ pipes that will bring my collection total to 6. After I study them and learn what secrets they hold, I hope to resell them to fund further purchases of both pipes and pipe organ equipment for study and education. I hope to build a pipe organ this year as well. Although I do not play, there is wonderful technology out there that could make a "player" organ program available to those of us who want to experience the sounds of the pipe organ, yet do not have the capacity to play it themselves. I promise to keep you posted as the project progresses. I am looking forward to the reading of your posts each day and thank you for inviting me in. I hope I have something to offer you in return.   Kindest regards Mike Gettelman