martin_greenwood Posted January 12, 2010 Share Posted January 12, 2010 Hello All On 20th January the Essex Organists' Association is holding a workshop evening on a theme of Home Practice Organs, and somewhat rashly I offered to pull the whole thing together. The sorts of questions we aim to address include, What type of house instruments are available? Can you really fit a pipe organ in a living room? Can you really fit a pipe organ in a living room? How can I use an Apple Mac or PC to bring playing the world's best pipe organs within reach of my own home? Can I really do this incrementally without high initial cost? What is the second hand market like? How expensive are the various options? Who can I speak to for first-hand impartial advice? The questions above will be explored by means of photographs, recordings and first-hand accounts from the owners of 4 different styles of house organ - 2 pipe organs, a modern factory-built toaster and toaster build around the Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ system. Whilst most home practice organs are of the electronic variety, we were very keen to demonstrate that house pipe organs can be a viable option too - hence the 2 related case-studies (there's a pun there somewhere). I've pulled most of the material together already, but am running light on typical costs of second-hand practice instruments. So if any forum members have purchased second-hand house organs (pipe or digital) in the not too distant past and would be happy to share price information with me, please contact me via PM. Thanks Sq. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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