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New toy
« on: June 14, 2019, 07:48:15 AM »
Hi

As some of you know, I've been looking for a new digital organ to use at church.  It's now arrived - and is new!  Thanks to my good friends at Promenade Music, who have recently taken on distributorship of the range, I have a Content 224 Compact in oak.  I like the styling - and it's portable (well, transportable) so I can use it elsewhere if I need to.  Reasonable 2mp stop list, plus MIDI if I want to add other sounds in the future.  David will be interested to know that it has a range of different temperaments on board, plus 4 organ styles.  Now all I need to is time to get used to it.  I'll be using on Sunday.  Pictures on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tony.newnham.16 or, of course, the Promenade Music or Content Organs web sites.

Yes, I would prefer a pipe organ, but cost, size, and the need to be able to use the organ with other instruments (and a building that sees a pretty wide temperature range, even with the heating on) make it a non-starter.

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Tony

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Re: New toy
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 01:28:25 PM »
Many congratulations

Looks interesting

Best wishes

David P

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Re: New toy
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 10:24:44 AM »
Hi

It coped well on Sunday.  I even managed the Karg-Elart "Nun Danket Alle Gott" on it (church anniversary service).  I stuck to the English voicing set for hymns, but used the "Classical" setting for the Karg.  There's also Baroque & Romantic (the latter supposedly French influenced).  I need time to explore all the options, and sort out a bit of revoicing.  There's also a whole range of different temperaments available, and the keyboard & pedals can also be set to provide various formats of short octave (not seen that on an electronic before).  At some point I'll make some recordings & put them up on You Tube.

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Tony

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Re: New toy
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 10:54:19 AM »
This sounds exciting.

Certainly the Content expansion module they used to do had some very accurate sounds, particularly the Voix Celeste and the Cromorne.

That they have provided the versatility you describe sounds very impressive.

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David P

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Re: New toy
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 11:05:32 PM »
Several different voicing options; several temperaments!  Yes, a very interesting 'toy' indeed.
If I could afford one, I'd love to have one of those!
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Re: New toy
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 08:23:50 AM »
Hi

They're not too expensive JBR.  If you're interested, talk to my friends at Promenade Music.

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Tony

 


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