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    Console Conversion Thread

    I am in the process of converting a massive 1955 Kilgen 3-manual console to be used as a GrandOrgue or Hauptwerk VPO. I am sure many of you have done these conversions. Perhaps some of you have not. If it would be of benefit, over the next several weeks, I can put together a thread detailing the process of converting an original pipe organ console for use as a VPO.

    Please reply to this message if you feel this would be a worthwhile effort.

    Thank You,
    Jay

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    Hi Jay,

    Yes, I think it would be great to document your conversion project for others to read how and what you did. What MIDI boards are you considering using?

    GrahamG

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    I will be using the HWCE2X, Bundle #1 from MIDI Gadgets Boutique. In my opinion, based on research and limited experience, they offer the most comprehensive, flexible and up-to-date hardware for doing console conversions.

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    Hi Jay,

    Excellent choice :-) I'm involved in a Conn console conversion project that will be using the same board - It's a 3 manual that will be running HW and the Paramount 320 for a concert next Friday, so we'll be finalizing the wiring and computer configuration this weekend. I have another two consoles also in the middle of being midified that also use that board, so if you have questions, do ask.
    GrahamG

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    that will be very helpful for people like me , who have plans of setting up a VPO .

    regards,

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    Hi Jay !!

    Great news !
    A thread like this you propose would be the best help for all those people who want a VPO build and don't know where to go for valuable info.

    Go for it !!
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