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On my website I want to share my interests with you.
Mainly these interests are:
The combination of these three interests gave me the
idea of creating a MIDI-interface with as purpose to
create a computer-controlled organ. These days you can
find on the internet several software-packages that
enable your computer to build a realistic (virtual)
console of a church-organ or theatre-organ or even
clavichords and other instruments. But here we focus on
the virtual pipe-organ.
The electronic circuitry for such a MIDI organ comes in
the form of kits or ready-ready assembled and tested. All kits include the necessary parts
and a professional print. Also called PCB (printed
circuit board) called. These are invariably single sided
PCB, so easy to work with.
By using the GINO BUS (read more on this site), the
various components could be linked together in the form
of modules. In this way one can build a modular MIDI
Organ. This is very useful during the construction and
Freeware bundles are: (for Windows)
and the commercial bundle Hauptwerk.
There is also a Linux software bundle called
The soundcards these days are mostly of a very high
quality, even the cheapest ones. This contributes even
more to the realism of the organ-stop sounds played by
the virtual organ.
To play an organ on a computer-keyboard is not really
comfortable. This is the reason that I created a
MIDI-interface that is able to connect 2 keyboards of 5
octaves and a pedal up to 32 notes, and can control up
to 64 switches for registration changes. That is the
A console with two
keyboards is for many of you proved inadequate.
Therefore I concentrated me on the development of the
BIGMIDI. This is a MIDI interface that can handle
five keyboards, a pedal up to 32 notes, and can control
up to 2 x 64 switches for registration changes. This
interface is also provided with six inputs for volume
With this technique it is possible to create a complete
digital church-or theatre-organ from a defect electronic
organ or keyboard, or self-created keyboards and let the
computer generate the sounds. In fact, your imagination
is the limit on what you can accomplish with the
the O.L.V. Cathedral Antwerpen
So, if you are not too afraid to use a soldering
iron and know how to use some tools, then you have
many options to become an organ-builder yourself.
Take a look at the page called
With kind regards, Nico Goes