MusingMuso Posted April 6, 2007 Share Posted April 6, 2007 You'd think I would know this, but as I've never actually sat at one, I think I would be completely at-sea on a German-romantic organ-console, judging by what I have seen. I'm think of the typical rocking-tablet type of console, with all those strange buttons above the rocking-tablets, which I understand to be "free combinations." I can fully understand what "free combinations" are, to which our own equivalent would be the settable General Pistons, but what I do not know is how they are selected during performance, and whether they affect everything, including couplers, as our own General Pistons would. Also, when the "free combinations" are switched on by whatever means, is it possible to add other registers which combine with them? The rollschweller I understand; being virtually limitless in the number of registers which can be added at each stage of the drum (unlike our much less useful General Crescendo), but how are they set-up, and are they fixed when the organ is built? I'm sure it's all perfectly logical, but they do seem rather complicated at first glance. Details of other national quirks would also be appreciated, (if such exist), and which differentiate them from those here in the UK. MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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