Miditzer with Bohm 280

Job one is installing the Miditzer and getting it configured
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Miditzer with Bohm 280

Post by whittleseyite » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:55 pm

I tried to use Miditzer with my Bohm 2 manual/pedalboard organ. It played thro the organ when I moused the notes but the sound was a million miles away - similarly when I played the built-in tunes. The manuals still played the Bohm.

I am a player not an electronics whizz.

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Re: Miditzer with Bohm 280

Post by Jim Henry » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:17 pm

What connections do you have between the Bohm and your computer?
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Re: Miditzer with Bohm 280

Post by whittleseyite » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:17 am

Midi in, Midi out, Lineout.

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Re: Miditzer with Bohm 280

Post by Jim Henry » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:33 am

I assume Line Out is an audio cable from the computer's audio out to a Line In on the Bohm? My guess is that there is a level mismatch and the Bohm can't amplify the computer audio sufficiently. Do you have something else you can try for hearing the computer audio? Maybe earphones?
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Re: Miditzer with Bohm 280

Post by whittleseyite » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:30 pm

Jim

Thanks for your comment. Yes the line is from the Computer light green jack to the Bohm. I will try to find headphones and get back asap.

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Re: Miditzer with Bohm 280

Post by whittleseyite » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:43 pm

Jim

Have now got 216 working on the Bohm 280 with the help of Chris Collins and the sounds are great. But delay may now be the major problem. To limit this what computer power is optimal?

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Re: Miditzer with Bohm 280

Post by Jim Henry » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:03 pm

Reducing the delay is a tricky business. There is no one surefire fix that works in every circumstance. Increasing computer power isn't a sure fix either, probably because there are so many ways to define computer power, most of which aren't relevant to power that would reduce the delay.

Search for "latency" to find some of the many discussions of this issue on this Forum.

I know the delay can be frustrating if you are used to electronic instruments with instantaneous response. However, in real pipe organs with the pipes at some distance from the console there is a considerable delay. It takes some time from time you press a key until the pipe achieves a reasonable amount of its eventual full volume, particularly with large bass pipes. Then it it takes roughly 1 millisecond for sound to travel one foot. 20 mSec. is a percepticible delay and a console 20 feet from the pipes is pretty close. 40 feet and 40 mSec. would probably be typical. Further distances and longer delays aren't unusual.
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