Computer controlled pipe organs (was: TRON Movie Soundtrack LP)

From: Gary Hildebrand <>
Date: Tue Jun 27 16:05:05 2000

Hello R.

On 27-Jun-00, you wrote:

>> On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, allisonp wrote:
>> [...] Hammond Organs, Subotnick, etc.
>>> We should talk in terms of how old computers were used
>>> for music or declare this the official off topic thread. We
>>> always seem to have one and often they are as interesting
>>> as any even if they are OT.
> Well, then let's get a discussion going about the uses of older
> computers with music, from real-time synthesis performed by computers
> to computers controlling synthesizers. I always thought it would be
> fun to have a large old pipe organ controlled by a hulking
> minicomputer with blinking lights, paying Bach's Fuge in D-minor, and,
> also controlled by the same system, special-effects lighting, a few
> fair-sized jacob's ladders and tesla coils... with all the circuitry
> external to the computer used for switching done by vacuum-tube
> circuitry, not SCRs, transistors, etc. :-) Does anyone know of any
> Wurlitzers controlled by computers or retrofitted to be controlled by
> computers?
> --
> R. D. Davis
> 410-744-4900

The only thing I know of, is a kit to retrofit Hammonds for midi, send only.
 So you can tie a keyboard in with your Hammond, but a computer can't play.

Are you trying to replace my job with a button? GRRROOOWWWWLLLLLL!!?!?

Gary Hildebrand
Received on Tue Jun 27 2000 - 16:05:05 BST

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