The Upgrade Manual provides all the information necessary to incorporate the very latest advanced music processing technology into any modern Wersi instrument. Although the text is written for OAS models, all these instruments are MIDI based, so the same principles can also be applied to OAX models.
THE WERSI HD SERIES INSTRUMENTS
THE UPGRADE MANUAL
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In this chapter we review the development of MIDI based computer systems, consider how this technology is utilised in Wersi instruments and demonstrate how this can be significantly enhanced by the inclusion of additional hardware and software.
The design objectives for the upgraded model are defined and a subsequent specification constructed.
In this chapter we explain the Wersi external MIDI and audio systems.
The OAS external MIDI menus are configured for MIDI output to external equipment.
The OAS external audio menus are configured for audio input from external equipment.
In this chapter we discuss suitable specifications for external computing equipment and suggest an appropriate computer processor, audio/MIDI interface and display monitor.
Suitable cabling for connecting the external components to the organ is identified, and wiring instructions are provided.
Test procedures for the external equipment and interconnect are devised.
In this chapter we look at the sampling process for capturing musical instruments, and consider a particular sampler, the Kontakt Player.
Instructions for the installation and testing of Kontakt and an associated sample set are given.
Kontakt is configured for use with the Wersi external MIDI system.
In this chapter we look at the operation of the Hauptwerk sampler for reproducing classical and theatre pipe organs.
Instructions for the installation and testing of Hauptwerk and an associated sample set are given.
Hauptwerk is configured for use with the Wersi external MIDI system. Further upgrade options are discussed.