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eplayOrgan & Chorum 40 (10 replies and 3 comments)
Hello. Two months ago, we purchased a new Viscount Chorum 40 instrument for our church. When the organist cannot be present, I replace him by playing MIDI files prepared by the organist. I play from PC
from the eplayOrgan app.
Question: can I get an XML file to import into the program for better compatibility with our instrument. The Viscound Regent V2-0 is now set but does not turn on the register of the pedal.
I am asking for advice.
You likely need to adjust the organ definition to match Chorum 40. See the Chorum manual for details on the MIDI functionality and Options -> Edit Organ in the software and it's help section.
It is nice to know that somebody else has found my eplayOrgan program useful. Regarding your Chorum 40. Yes it is quite easy to match your organ as Henrik has said - all or any of the organs can be edited to match any other organ.
If the Viscount Regent is already a close match then I suggest you use the menus to export this organ and then re-import it and give it the name Chorum 40. Then edit the new Chorum 40 to match your organ's characteristics.
Thank you very much for your answers. I will try to learn more from the Chorum40 manual and I will export to Chorum40.
I put in the MIDI specification of the Viscound Chorum instrument and kindly ask for help in adjusting the eplayOrgan 64 settings. So that the program can interfere with the pedal registers. It also shows a photograph of the instrument's registers.
I also present a photo of the current settings.
Hi, If the purpose is to play back files recorded by your own organist, why not just use the Chorum's internal sequencer? It plays back exactly as recorded.
Using the internal sequencer is inconvenient. Often times, you have to play the file quickly, and then the next one.
I can see immediately from your current settings picture that the midi channels are wrong. You need to set them according to the pdf file you attached. Are we dealing with a two manual or a 3 manual organ?
When I get some spare time I will examine your pdf more closely and see what else may have to be changed.
Swell should be set to midi ch1, Great to ch2 and Pedal to ch4. Check that the stops all work and do select a suitable stop on eplayOrgan. The swell pedals should be OK. If you can attach a midi file played on your organ I can check that it plays correctly.
Thanks to everyone for your willingness to help. I found the OrganAssist application which was easier to configure. It has a learning function, thanks to which the program works correctly with the instrument. I needed this.
Abnormalities of the eplayOrgan 64 program:
- did not save window size settings
- the pallet player automatically played subsequent pieces (no possibility to switch off)
- difficult configuration of new organs.
None of the "abnormalities for eplayOrgan64" listed above by Wieslaw are correct.
eplayOrgan64 DOES save the window size settings if you exit via the File/Exit menu option. It purposely does not save window size settings if you exit via the X in top right of the window - this is so the user has a choice. Often it is convenient not to save position and size when exiting. This is all detailed in the "Help" file.
The Playlist player can be fully controlled using the Pause and Stop buttons. Pause will pause the play anywhere you like and Stop will stop the current tune anywhere yo like. When to press Play again the next tune will play.
All of the included organs will function correctly without any configuration. The Chorum should play using the included Regent organ just by changing the midi channels (which is a trivially easy operation) as I indicated above. (This assumes that the Chorum stop codes are compatible - if they are not I will make and provide a Chorum organ if somebody will provide me with the Chorum stop settings).
I did not know that when exiting through QUIT, the program will remember the size of the window.
My note to the Playlist is that when the program finishes playing one song on the list, it plays the next one immediately after it. In the program configuration, it is not possible to set that after playing one song from the list, wait for the user to select another song on the list and click play.
I think your problems are imaginary and due to not having yet discovered how to use eplayOrgan properly.
You can move the songs up or down in the playlist so that they play in any planned order.
After stopping play with the "Stop" button you can optionally select any song you like to play next and press "Play" to play it.
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