I've taken a Baldwin Cinema II console and turned it into a MIDI instrument. I have been using it to play through MyOrgan, jOrgan, and Miditzer.
So far I've been able to have the 52 tabs on the console control stops in jOrgan and Miditzer, but I just can't figure out how to do it with MyOrgan/Grand Orgue.
The stop tabs trigger control change on/off messages through a Midibox. On jOrgan and Miditzer, after I figured out the codes and edited my sysex file, I can put a tab down and have the computer stop activate. When I lift it up, it deactivates. But with MyOrgan the best I can do is to get a stop to activate. It doesn't seem to recognize the "off" MIDI signal. The other thing is that when I go through different stops and use the "listen for event" function, I end up with one stop tab triggering multiple stops, even if I used a different stop tab for each stop in MyOrgan.
As for pistons, the problem seems to be assigned channels. All of my console pistons send program change signals through channel 1. I can assign each message to whatever piston I want. But when I try to get MyOrgan pistons beneath the great organ to listen for signals, the default is channel 2 and does not look like it can be changed (the font is shaded).
Of course, I could reload my sysex file with changes made to the channel in the Midibox, but then that messes up the configurations I already have for jOrgan and Miditzer.
I'm using the Stiehr-Mockers organ, and I like the sound a lot. I just wish I could control it through the console.
Is there any tutorial or information out there that can guide me through this? I'm starting to look at the stiehrextc30a file itself to see if I can rewrite parts of it. . . not that I'm a programmer, but, after building and configuring the Midibox and wiring the console, I delude myself in thinking I'm ready for almost anything.
But I'd rather know if there is an easy way to assign control change and program change messages to the various pistons and stops.