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Antoine Mailier

Extended options for pipe organs.

Status: Proposal
January 3, 2013

Organ are often recognized as the most impressive and complex music instrument. Thanks to MIDI interfaces and realistic sound databanks, organ simulator softwares (JOrgan, Hauptwerk) are able to play numerous of organs around the world. The objectives of the project are multiple:

  • To keep the pipe organ as it is (no modification concerning mechanics and hydraulics);
  • To develop a complete electronic circuit able to read and to transmit into MIDI protocol the status of keyboards, stops in addition to the pedalboard;
  • To use the existing organ in order to play other organs by using software databanks.

The challenges concern mainly the reading time, the type and the price of key's sensors.

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