Refurbishing Your Organ
What Does It Mean To MIDI-fy An Existing Organ?
Do you have an existing organ that you'd like to run with Hauptwerk? In order to do so you will need to add MIDI to the instrument. MIDI is a protocol that allows electronic instruments to talk to and connect to each other as well as to computers. We offer a variety of hardware that can take all the signals or actions that your organ creates and convert it into MIDI. These MIDI signals are then sent to your compurer via a MIDI cable and trigger actions on the Hauptwerk Software.
What Do I Need to MIDI-fy my Organ?
We have a few articles that can help you MIDI-fy all or certain components of your organ. Everything that you need can be purchased in our store. We suggest that people have experience with wiring and electronics before attempting to add MIDI.
Here are our tutorials:
- Adding MIDI to a Console with an Existing Combo Action
- What MIDI products do I need to hook up toe studs?
- What product do I need to MIDI-ify my pedalboard?
Sometimes certain parts of an organ cannot be MIDI-fied due to wiring or its structure. Instead of purchasing a brand new system, you can create a hybrid of your organ and our products. Also, It may or may not be a lot cheaper than buying a whole system. Once again this option is recommended to people who have experience with electronics and wiring.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us!
WHERE ART AND TECHNOLOGY MEET
Classic MIDIWorks is an online retail store that offers top of the line hardware/software for those aiming to put together a Virtual Pipe Organ powered by Hauptwerk. If you are looking to putting together a system from scratch or adding MIDI to an existing organ, then you have come to the right place!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
All our hardware is modular. This means that instead of simply offering x models with an x number of manuals, shoes, toe studs, etc... you can select what you'd like and we can help you put together the organ that YOU WANT. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help you every step of the way from start to finish. We pride ourselves in great customer support and ensuring that you get to playing your Hauptwerk Organ as fast as possible.
THE MODERN ORGANIST'S PRACTICE ORGAN
A MIDI Works system is both cost and space efficient, fitting in almost any space. Paired with good speakers and/or headphones, it is the ideal practice organ. Regardless if you are a professional or hobbyist organist, you can enjoy playing from the comfort of your own space whenever you want.
AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO TEACH AND LEARN
The virtual pipe organ is an instructor's best friend. Students can have the freedom to play particular pieces on particular organs. In just a matter of seconds, students can be playing on a French organ one minute, then an English or German organ the next!