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Firstly I should have congratulated you earlier on your touch screen pics - looks brilliant . . . and I'm delighted that the speaker drivers I sent have produced a success: it's quite remarkable the change that can be achieved by simply knowing what drivers can sound real rather than synthesised. . . .
Back on topic, I suppose the next step might be an enquiry to Makins in terms of technology used. We have all experienced ugly electronic sounding analogue electronic organs - but the Lancaster instrument has clearly stood the test of time.Best wishesDavid P
I wonder if illuminated stops al la Compton might be the easiest way of incorporating some sort of electronic display - although of course, you would have to be wary of ambient light. I've had the "fun" of playing an organ with illuminated rockers with bright sunlight streaming through the window - obliterating any hope of seeing which great & pedal stops were on! Not good when there's a Dulciana (in the logical place for the stop) that can be swapped with a Tuba!The "quick and dirty" solution that I've seen is one Colin Pykett uses - there used to be some pix on his web site - not sure if they're still there. Basically (he was using plain rocker tabs) printed label sheets that hung from small hooks above the stops. Load the new set of sounds, and while it's loading, swap the labels over. Simple - and it works.
I did have the original leaflet on it until recently when I decided I didnt want to keep details of toasters.
Hi!I had a response from Makin today: ...............................................................................Certainly an interesting beast on this scale. It really depends perhaps on whether the sound is worth it . . .Best wishesDavid P
David Fetterman is a good guy who know a tremendous amount about Makin organs and their technology. My contact with him was in two places, the analogue organ at Thames Ditton, due to be replaced shortly, and the early digital from Londonderry Cathedral. In both cases, he solved a number of issues, but most notably with the analogue!
Where are they?