Archive for March 2011

Realities of Gear and Software

Posted 29 March 2011 by
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As I enthusiastically stated last post, there are many and exciting good things to say about the Hauptwerk organ, the gear I accumulated, and the “St. Anne” organ. Here are some of the realities or perhaps limitations that took me a bit by surprise. They surprised me only because I had expectations that weren’t realized. […]

Organ Project Complete: At Least for Now

Posted 28 March 2011 by
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The good news is quite good and quite substantive. The Hauptwerk organ with its “St. Annes” virtual organ is playing and the mechanics of the organ are all functioning as they should. It has been¬†challenging and fun getting to this point. Since last post, I’ve fixed some problems and learned quite a lot about this […]

Things keep getting better

Posted 24 March 2011 by
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More and more elements of a complete installation are taking place. This project is far from “plug and play”. There is a great amount of hands on/head scratching/fixing up and setting-up that goes on. ¬†And there have been several detours and complications. Here are the most recent ones. I mentioned last post that the swell […]

More Progress and a minor detour

Posted 21 March 2011 by
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Today, I am happy to say I played my first pieces on the new Hauptwerk vitrual organ. When I last posted, I had assembled and attached and “wired” all the hardware together. We were ready for software installation and configuration of the console. Not having done anything with MIDI before, I was nervous. Turns out, […]

Progress, and a detour

Posted 16 March 2011 by
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Some time has passed, now, and much progress has been made on the “virtual” organ building project. The gear has all arrived and the separate elements have been assembled. The biggest among these was the putting together of the organ bench. It arrived in a flat box and required driving wood screws in various places […]