This is part 2 of our exploration of some of the lesser known features of a Classic System. We have already looked at MIDI Level Select, Key Locks, and a few others, but there is simply too many to cover in a single blog post, so lets keep going.
Anybody who has used a couple of Classic's systems is familiar with certain functions and features. Everybody knows what the Transposer piston does, or Alt, or Up/Down, or Setup, but do you know what the MIDI Level Select is, or the two different ways that the Piston Coupler can work? That's the subject for this post. What are some of the features available on a Classic system which aren't being used, because people don't know they exist?
Classic Organ would like to extent their CONGRATULATIONS to Darryl and Amanda on the birth of their second child. Alexander was born at 1:30 am last night. It has been a bit of a running joke around here for the past week whenever Darryl wasn't actually in the shop (lunch, running late) and somebody called him, we couldn't really tell the person if Darryl was going to be in. :)
Have you been there? You've been in conversation with a church for a while now, through 5 fund raising campaigns, 3 different boards, a change in organist, and an ongoing debate about whether they should do a full restoration of the organ, just repair what absolutely must be done, or scrap the whole thing and switch to keyboards and guitars, but they are finally ready to sign contracts and write some cheques. Now you have some decisions to make. What is the most cost effective system for you to use in terms of hardware and labour costs?
To start with I would like to welcome you to our new blog / newsletter / way to waste time and still justify it as work. The plan is every week or two I will post a new article about something to do with organ building in general and control systems specifically, this may be information about products Classic has, the virtues of choosing one thing over another, or advice about trouble shooting and tech support.