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Building a New Organ - Entirely From Scratch

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Building a New Organ - Entirely From Scratch

PostTue May 18, 2021 5:57 pm

I've decided to start another instrument. This will be my Op. 3. I have a good idea in mind for what I want the final instrument to be....

I decided I wanted to build a Continuo after being inspired by Romanos.

I want this to be the most authentic Hauptwerk-based continuo there has yet to be.

The organ will be built in its entirety by me using of a combination of Walnut and Maple, with physical draw knobs (with authentic tracker linkages), swappable draw knob face labels (to accommodate changing sample sets), all wood keys, a 16 channel internal audio system (custom designed and built just for this purpose). and a solid wood case.

I started by building the manual.....

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The pins, springs, and contacts are on order and should arrive in a few days. Felt, washers, etc. have already arrived. I'm really hoping this ends up working as well as it looks. It looks good, but to be honest, I'm a little concerned about functionality.

Ultimately, once completed, I am pretty sure I will put this up for sale - as I honestly have no room or need for ANOTHER organ. But, if no one wants it, I suppose I will add it to the collection.

I will try to keep this forum up to date on its progress, but you can also keep up with it on my website by checking in once a week.
Drew A. Worthen
Master of Music in Composition - Butler University
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Director of Music & Website Admin - Greenwood UMC
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Field Engineer - Diversified (Formerly Sensory Technologies)
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Re: Building a New Organ - Entirely From Scratch

PostTue May 18, 2021 7:00 pm

Well done, of course, Drew. Some Ideas from here maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puChILBjH-k

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Re: Building a New Organ - Entirely From Scratch

PostTue May 18, 2021 9:20 pm

engrssc wrote:Well done, of course, Drew. Some Ideas from here maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puChILBjH-k

Rgds,
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Eh, not really. I have seen this video but ultimately, what really started all of this was that I really wanted to push myself to see if I could build everything from scratch and do an immaculate job of it. We will see.

Sixteen audio channels. Mechanical everything.... mechanical keyboard action, mechanical stop action..... the works. I want to do my best to fool even the most astute.
Drew A. Worthen
Master of Music in Composition - Butler University
http://www.drewworthen.com
Director of Music & Website Admin - Greenwood UMC
http://www.greenwoodumc.org
Field Engineer - Diversified (Formerly Sensory Technologies)
http://www.sensorytechnologies.com

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