Crescendo slider

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Post by Anonymous » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:41 pm

Hi Jim:  Last evening I happened to discover the Crescendo slider on the Miditzer panel is functional.  I have looked through the Virtual Organ website and haven't found any explanation as to what it's function is.  Could you provide a brief explanation or point me toward the answer?  It does create quite a noticeable effect in the sound.

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Post by Jim Henry » Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:09 pm

The crescendo add stops to the registration. It is operated by a shoe
just like the swells. It is the extreme right shoe and it is set
slightly higher than the swell shoes so you can tell by feel if you are
on the swell shoe or the crescendo shoe. The slider in the Miditzer
might correspond to an indicator on a real organ but the Style 216
didn't have indicators. The Miditzer lets you control swell and
crescendo with the mouse on the sliders so those without expression
shoes can get an idea of what those control do. If you have a Mod wheel
on a MIDI keyboard, the Miditzer will recognize that as a swell
shoe. 

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Post by Jim Henry » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:23 am

On the miditzer console in the center between
the top rows of tabs is a slider Marked  Main, Solo, Cres. by default 
the Main & Solo sliders are at the top the Cres at the bottom. The
Cres can be moved up & down with the mouse but the Main & Solo
can only be moved together. Is that how it is intended to be or is
there a way to make each of them operate on their own?

Regards , Frank Hodgkinson

In a real Style 216 the pipes are in two chambers, Main and Solo. There
is a swell shoe to control the swell shades for each chamber. Since
most people will have only a single expression pedal, the Miditzer
defaults to a "Use single swell pedal" mode. You can uncheck this
selection in the Miditzer Settings window, bottom third column.

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