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Hi,
 the above links are very useful...  Thank you.
Regards Peter B

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Electronic Organs / Re: Viscount CM100
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:22:18 AM »
Hi,
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
http://www.organworks.com/index.php/products/sound-generation-systems?set_article=viscount-cm-100

note I have no connection with the above company.
regards Peter B

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Hi,
 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

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Is this forum dead? Is the organ dead?
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:05:23 PM »
Hi,
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

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Electronic Organs / Re: Viscount CM100
« on: December 15, 2017, 04:59:45 PM »
Hi,
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

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Hi,
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

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Organs wanted / Re: Non-midi 13-note pedalboard Urgently wanted
« on: February 01, 2017, 08:44:43 PM »
HI,
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

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Organs in danger / Re: Slow death
« on: February 01, 2017, 08:38:25 PM »
HI,
this cold weather has given me several colds etc so I haven't been online much at all .....
But with the warmer spring weather arriving sometime I hope to be more active....
hopefully it isn't slow death, just hibernation !
regards Peter B

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Electronic Organs / Re: Value of pre-1961 Hammond RT3 + Leslie 122R
« on: October 10, 2016, 08:46:47 PM »
HI,
well I may be wrong, but one problem of trying to emulate the Leslie Cabinet is that the sound is bounced off the room surfaces outside the cabinet...   so to emulate it properly I think you would need more than two speakers.
I think that some of the Hammond Organ clones can get quite close to the sound, and can be useful if you don't want, or are not able to move a full size Hammond about.
regards Peter B

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Electronic Organs / Re: Wanted - any Johannus control board with 88C25 chips
« on: September 27, 2016, 09:44:36 AM »
Hi,
after looking up the part number would it be a delay circuit with voltage detector ?
or have I got the wrong IC ?
Is the eeprom used to save/ restore the stop settings ? if so then it is possible that it could have failed ?
or does it have a unique program in it as well ?
regards Peter B

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Organ building and maintenance / Re: Johannus Opus 230
« on: May 01, 2016, 12:43:57 PM »
Hi,
 I think the Johannus you mention may used a TMS keying Ic to generate the different footages. there may be one per octave, so it could be the circuitry around the ic that might be faulty. [ or possibly the ic itself ].
the cipher may be a bit more complex to find, it is possible that some of the stops an non 16 / 8 / 4 / 2 footages may use a different keying ic [ but still use a TMS keying ic. ].
regards Peter B

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Electronic Organs / Re: Ahlborn H5 voice issue
« on: April 07, 2016, 11:00:27 AM »
Hi,
I'm guessing that maybe one of the chips associated with the troublesome voice channels may have failed, or partly failed. If the chips are in sockets than changing them should be easy, otherwise you do need to be careful about changing them ....
If the backup battery batteries are nicad then they are known for leaking in a wide range of Musical equipment.
I have seen a mod done to replace the battery, and then connect the battery using flexible wires to keep it away from the circuit board and then have it placed in a plastic bag, so if it does leak it doesn't damage the circuit board.
It would be worth inspecting around any batteries and seeing if you can see any signs of corrosion
regards Peter B

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Reed organs and harmoniums / Re: Reed Organ Weekend
« on: March 10, 2016, 05:41:31 PM »
Hi,
that is very interesting, thank you for posting about it. [ and giving people plenty of time to make arrangements ].
regards Peter B

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Forum mobile phone compatibility
« on: September 27, 2015, 08:29:54 PM »
Hi,
well I happened to look at the forum again,sorry, I have been busy with non Organ related things , and found that the font size is a bit larger and more readable.
a great improvement, thank you.
regards Peter B
I'm not using a mobile device to look at it ....

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Hi,
In case anyone doesn't know there is going to be a Harpsichord Recital at Hammerwood Park
 RH19 3QE
01342 850594

. 2pm  13th June 2015
 Julian Perkins on two, three or four of the harpsichords at Hammerwood ( but probably not at the same time ! )
provisional Programme

French Suites

Julian Perkins – Harpsichord

Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Allemande
Corrente
Sarabande
Air
Menuet I – Menuet II – Menuet I
Gigue

Suite no. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Anglaise
Menuet – Trio – Menuet
Gigue

Suite in A major, TWV 32:14 G. P. Telemann  (1681–1767)
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Anglaise
Menuet – Trio – Menuet
Gigue

INTERVAL

Suite no. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 815 J. S. Bach
Praeludium
Allemande
Corrente
Sarabande
Gavotte – Menuet – Gavotte
Air
Gigue

Suite no. 5 in G major, BWV 816
Allemande
Corrente
Sarabande
Gavotte
Bourrée
Loure
Gigue



As usual, £12 members, £15 non members, Children free and adults bringing children half price.

regards Peter B

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Electronic Organs / Re: Help with faulty Johannus
« on: May 08, 2015, 01:00:57 PM »
Hi,
as the Organ has a midi output then it would be possible to connect it to another midi device and see if the midi continues when the sounds cut out.
if it does than the fault could be with the amplifier or sound generation circuits.
If there is a fault with the power supply that could stop either part or the whole Organ working.
I guess it depends how familiar you are with electronics as to how easy a fault it might be.
regards Peter B

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Hi,
 well I think as the two previous posters have said, there is a lot of difference between forums like this one and facebook. I tend to access web pages from my desktop computer, so I can't comment on how this site would work on a mobile phone.
I guess that for some people, the novelty of the internet may be wearing off !
regards Peter B

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Electronic Organs / Re: Tuning Johannus Opus 230
« on: March 14, 2015, 10:18:12 PM »
Hi,
 I will check, I think I have some info here somewhere.
Is it the tuning of the whole Organ that is out ? or just some octaves ?
From what I can remember there may be adjustments for each manual so you would need to be careful which adjustment you move. They may use inductors with adjustable cores to adjust the tuning. If so these need to be adjusted very carefully as it you use the wrong tool you can end up breaking the adjustable core.
I'm not sure if they were designed to be A = 440 hz   ?

regards Peter B

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Hi,
just to let you all know that the AES meeting for January is as follows.
Coffee and Tea is normally available. No charge for visitors.
best wishes for everyone for the new year.
Peter B


 London: Tuesday 13th January

Perceptual Sound Field Reconstruction and Coherent Synthesis

Zoran Cvetkovic, Professor of Signal Processing at King’s College London

Imagine a group of fans cheering their team at the Olympics from a local pub, who want to feel transposed to the arena by experiencing a faithful and convincing auditory perspective of the scene they see on the screen. They hear the punch of the player kicking the ball and are immersed in the atmosphere as if they are watching from the sideline. Alternatively, imagine a small group of classical music aficionados following a broadcast from the Royal Opera at home, who want to have the experience of listening to it from best seats at the opera house. Imagine having finally a surround sound system with room simulators that actually sound like the spaces they are supposed to synthesise, or watching a 3D nature film in a home theatre where the sound closely follows the movements one sees on the screen. Imagine also a video game capable of providing a convincing dynamic auditory perspective that tracks a moving game player and responds to his actions, with virtual objects moving and acoustic environments changing. Finally, place all this in the context of visual technology that is moving firmly in the direction of ”3D” capture and rendering, where enhanced spatial accuracy and detail are key features. In this talk we will present a technology that enables all these spatial sound applications using low-count multichannel systems.

This month's lecture is being held at King’s College London, Nash Lecture Theatre, K2.31, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. All welcome. (Click here for further details.)

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Hi,
 sorry for the short notice, but I have only just received this email
. It is a concert on an Electronic instrument, but a custom design !
regards Peter B

Saturday, November 22nd at 7:30pm

Graham Blyth will present the Organ Recital he was going to play at the recent LA convention in the newly completed Hall at Challow Park, part of the Challow Park Studios complex. This space has an internal volume of just under 30,000 cu.ft (866 cu.m), and a wonderful natural acoustic. The organ is a 4 manual digital of his own design, and plays through 36 channels.

His programme features Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelsson, Saint-Saens & Vierne.

Address: Challow Park, Challow Road, Wantage, OX12 9RH

All welcome.
 



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