accordionmagic Posted April 8, 2005 Share Posted April 8, 2005 Hello everybody, Having converted many acoustic accordions and old electronic accordions to MIDI over the last few years as part of my business, I've finally decided to bite the bullet and convert a salvaged Lachenal that I bought from Chris Algar a year or so ago. It was always my intention to get around to it but you know how it is. I've got some spare time having finished the Jeffries G/d, shown elsewhere on this site. My intention is to do the MIDI conversion during the next week or so and post pictures etc as and when progress is made. The system I will be using is that which I developed for accordion over 3 years ago, the hardware and software designs are my own and will be adapted for the concertina. First some pictures from today: I've already decided how to go about it with this prototype. The system will be non contact using magnets and Hall effect switches. The concertina will be reed free. Bellows pressure will be measured and used to control MIDI expression. For the moment it will be single MIDI channel, 0. Voice selection from the expander only. Cable connection. Bellows calibration switch (momentary) and bellows effect potentiometer will be provided. I've started so I'll finish, let me know your thoughts. REGARDS Roy Whiteley Accordion Magic Ltd www.accordionmagic.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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