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Finally, My Pipe Organ is Fixed! (Read 2601 times)
30th May, 2009 at 9:31pm

Fr. Bill   Offline
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Finally, after what seems like months (it was only two weeks) I got my "MIDIfied Pipe Organ" working again.  In celebration, I would like to share an .mp3 recording of the first piece of music I played on it. It is my own arrangement of "God of Our Fathers."

Caution! This is very loud as I pulled out practically all the stops on this.

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This is a customized Conn Artiste two manual, full pedalboard, MIDIfied console. It is powered by three P4 3.2 computers, running custom SoundFonts I have digitally recorded from some of the world's finest pipe organs.

Because of cascading hardware failures, I had to pull the ancient Sound Blaster AWE64 cards because they are no longer supported by Vista (no driver for 'em!) I had to code my own SoundFont loader software so I could use the default on-board "sound card."
 

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Reply #1 - 31st May, 2009 at 7:25am

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Brilliant. What a marvelous way to start out a Sunday morning. Thank you. Smiley
 
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Reply #2 - 31st May, 2009 at 10:58am

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Ah, beautiful sounds played extraordinarily.  Loved it!  Happy that you got the bits sorted out again, Bill. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Reply #3 - 31st May, 2009 at 12:49pm

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Bill. that is stunning!  Thanks so much for sharing.

Paul
 
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Reply #4 - 31st May, 2009 at 1:26pm

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You are all most welcome! Unfortunately I don't have a digital camera, but this is what the console looks like unmodified:

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Reply #5 - 31st May, 2009 at 7:34pm

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The Rev. Russell William "Bill" Leaming, SSG  " the Neighbour from hell ....

He runs that through a thousand watt speaker , it can be heard all the way to East Chicago !  , and i am happy for you Bill Wink
 

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Reply #6 - 31st May, 2009 at 7:50pm

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The Rev. Russell William "Bill" Leaming, SSG  " the Neighbour from hell ....

He runs that through a thousand watt speaker , it can be heard all the way to East Chicago !  , and i am happy for you Bill Wink


That's 1000 watts per channel!  Grin

Just to show I'm not a stuffed shirt who never has any fun at all, picture this...

I once played this as the Recessional after Mass one Sunday many, many years ago...

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Reply #7 - 31st May, 2009 at 9:28pm

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Fr. Bill. You are obviously a man of many talents.   Cheesy
 

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Reply #8 - 31st May, 2009 at 10:18pm

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Brilliant. What a perfect way to end my Sunday. I can say with a great deal of confidence the Lord enjoyed that very much as well.
 
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Reply #9 - 31st May, 2009 at 11:08pm

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Awesome rendition of "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" ... one of my all time favorite songs.  Matter of fact, I have been playing that a lot lately on the piano.  Wink


Interesting that many great technically minded programmers and developers are also musicians.

Thanks for sharing your other talents Bill.
 

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