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Reed organs and harmoniums / Re: Christmas 2021
December 27, 2021, 08:25:18 PM
these tracks are wonderful !
Best wishes to you all for the New Year !
regards Peter B
Organs in danger / Chamber organ in Melton Mowbray
August 06, 2021, 09:47:48 PM
HI, seen on ebay.
eBay item number:
4 stop chamber Organ
Hunter and Webb

not any connection to me.
Peter B
the first three clips are most impressive, Nice to hear a Newly Built Pipe organ.
the Electronic Content Organ is nice in a different way ! the Electronic Sound seems to be much closer ( as in distance )  than the Pipe organ recording.
Organ registration / Re: Vox Humanas are horrible
June 13, 2021, 07:55:48 AM
I can only assume that People's taste may have changed over the years ? But it is a good question as to whether the " Authentic" registration should always be used ?
I don't know !
Electronic Organs / Re: Eminent Pedal Boards
February 25, 2021, 02:02:36 PM
I haven't worked on an Eminent pedalboard unfortunately.
the reed switches can be fragile, and can sometimes go intermittent.
Organ History / Steam Caliope on a Steamboat
February 25, 2021, 02:00:25 PM
seen quickly on a TV program ( Cruising with Jane Mcdonald ) episode 4 series 3.
more details at

after more looking up it seems other boats have these as well

Good wishes Peter B
item number 313394956597
located in Northwich
tunes listed are Easter Hymn, Autralian Hymn ( Haydn ) , Helmsley , Surrey, Hanover ,
made by T C Bates
Reed organs and harmoniums / Re: Happy New Year 2021
January 04, 2021, 11:11:15 PM
just to wish you all the best for 2021.
and stay safe !
Good wishes
Peter B
I happened to see this on TV, and just wondered if the Organ used to accompany the Choristers was Electronic or Pipe ? the console seems to be a modern design with stops above the keyboards as well as to either side.
( yes I know I should be able to tell if it is Pipe Or Electronic, but my ears are out of practice ! )
I am probably doing something wrong but couldn't get the above link to work.....
Hi, there are many things to worry about nowadays,
but this should certainly I think be one of them !
I guess the phrase " don't take anything for granted would apply "
on the Oragn related front, I still haven't got a basic practice Organ working.
regards Peter B
well JOrgan uses java, and Grand Orgue can work with LInux, Windows or OSX. Grand Orgue is about a 600mb download. I think JOrgan is smaller.
some combinations of programs and computers work well, others don't. So unfortunately there is a learning curve involved with any new software.
I think Grand Orgue may be able to use Hauptw*rk Sample sets, Jorgan uses I think sound fonts.
AS it is that time of Year. Good wishes to everyone for the New Year ! 
regards Peter B
you ask a good question or two ! In general you may not be able to just copy the files over from the old hard disk to the new hard disk. ( if you are talking about the operating system files and main program files ). You might be able to do this with something such as Norton Ghost.
I don't know if you can just copy the sample sets from one hard disk to another ? Or if they have to be installed again ?
regards Peter B
the above links are very useful...  Thank you.
Regards Peter B
Electronic Organs / Re: Viscount CM100
October 28, 2018, 09:22:18 AM
having heard one of these expanders in person,at one of the Eocs meetings, they seem a very useful unit.
For anyone wanting to know more about their possibilities the user manual, other guides (and software) can be downloaded from

note I have no connection with the above company.
regards Peter B
that is most impressive ! There can't be may ways to know what was being played in the 18th Century, but this seems to be one of them !
Regards Peter B
well I seem to have success  logging in here. But yes the comments about everyone leading busy lives is very true ....
have the font sizes changed ?
Hopefully other people here can post as their time allows.
regards Peter B
Electronic Organs / Re: Viscount CM100
December 15, 2017, 04:59:45 PM
when it is not such a busy time of year might you be able to post a couple of short you tube clips to give everyone an idea of the different stops ?
Regards Peter B
just to confirm that the website has been updated recently. the Joining page may have moved ? but should be accessible from the main page.
regards Peter B
a longer term solution might be to try to fit magnets and reed switches to the existing pedalboard.
certainly I would hope these would last longer than some mechanical switches.
regards Peter B