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Midi compatability (1 reply and 3 comments)
i have a C300, purchased in 1989. The instrument has a panel for midi hookup. What midi units are compatible? Are there units not compatible? Is there a recommended unit that best works with this instrument? Also, is this instrument compatible with organ software apps, such as iCathedral -- and such things as the Apple Garage Band app?
Hello, Back in 1989 midi functions on digital organs were very basic. So the only midi information transmitted will be for the key strokes. The C300 will therefore 'play' any external device that has a midi input port. It will not operate stops, pistons or expression pedals.
Thank you. In the 30 years I've owned the instrument, I have wondered about the midi function. That long ago, midis were boxes -- and pretty expensive for home use by a sometime substitute t my church. My interest has been renewed with the prolifertion of software apps offered through Apple and Microsoff platforms. Any other comments will be appreciated.
You may be able to set your organ to "local off" which will silence the internal sounds and enable you to play a midi connected sound module from the organ console. You could possibly even return the output to the organ thru a line in connector and hear the results through the organ sound system. You will need to determine channel/keyboard assignments. However, it is quite possible that your instrument is too old to do much more than transmit and receive key on/off messages as Dave mentions.
Thanks for the details.
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