Organ Meister is installed parallel to the existing electrical arrangements. As a result, the organ console and existing electrical arrangements remain untouched, which yields into a very fast project turnaround.
Secondly, the software-minded approach enables a smartphone-like experience for organ players with unprecedented possibilities and flexibility.
The only requirement is that the stops can be controled by means of an electrical signal. Instruments with an electrical stop action in place can be equiped with Organ Meister in a few hours time. Additionally, Organ Meister can be installed on instruments with mechanical or pneumatic stop action with ease (see next item in the FAQ).
Other than that, there are no requirements – the clever design of the Organ Meister hardware box deals with any voltage, polarity or other electrical condition. All non-electrical parameters are preconfigured in the software.
Whereas traditional systems would be almost always a no-go zone (structural and optical modifications would be required) for historic pipe organs, Organ Meister can - depending on the situation - offer a viable alternative and open up new possibilities since no optical or structural modifications to the console or organ have to be made.
That being said, historic pipe organs should always be considered with the utmost scrutiny. An important intent of Organ Meister is to contribute to the safeguarding of heritage above everything else - not harm it. We invite you to contact us to make an in-depth analysis to check practical and ethical viability in collaboration with the parties involved.
In the unlikely event of a malfunction of Organ Meister, the organ will always keep on working as before, since the original stop action system was kept in place.
The add-on concept of Organ Meister is particularly interesting in case of a lightning strike: the hardware box is replaced in under a minute.
Since Organ Meister does not require invasive modifications to the console or the existing electrical arrangement of the organ, the time and means needed to install the system are reduced significantly.
Due to this unprecedented simplicity of installation, Organ Meister is very accessible on both a practical level and an investment level. Pricing is consequently dependant on the size of the organ and selected software features.
Other than that, we aim to make Organ Meister affordable even for smaller organs where a combination action system was out of the question before. Send us a message to get an accurate quotation for your situation.
The project timeline can be as short as a few days from idea to realization. Based on the stop list you provide, we build and preconfigure the Organ Meister hardware box and software, and ship it to you.
The installation process is a simple 4-step process. The only "real" work that's needed is providing parallel wiring on the stop circuits. Other than that, the Organ Meister hardware box and touch screen PC are installed in the blink of an eye.