|MIDITZER NAMETAGS Up to Directory ^|
|Laser Engraved Nametags Up to Directory ^|
Arndt Organ Supply, a leading supplier of replica Wurlitzer parts, now makes a Miditzer nametag to the same specs as the white Wurlitzer nametags that are used on the stop rail. The nametags are 5/8" x 3 3/16" x 1/8" and come with either mounting screws or adhesive backing. The adhesive backed nametags may be ordered with holes for mounting screws or with black dots where the screws would be. Nametags are $12.65 each and shipping is $2.50 per order, $3.00 outside the United States.
||Order a Screw Mounted Nametag|
Includes two wood screws, $12.65
Order an Adhesive Backed Nametag, with holes
Stick on but includes two screw holes, $12.65
Order an Adhesive Backed Nametag, no holes
Stick on with black dots where the screws would go, $12.65
|INPUT DEVICES Up to Directory ^|
MIDI Interfaces Up to Directory ^
A MIDI Interface translates the signals in a standard MIDI cable with the 5 pin round connectors into signals that your computer can use. You should plan ahead so that you will have all the MIDI connections you need in the future because adding more connections later leads to messy cabling requirements. Most Miditzer users will find having 4 MIDI inputs available is a good choice.
Midisport 4x4 USB MIDI Interface
The Midisport 4x4 USB interface allows you to connect up to 4 MIDI devices to your computer using a USB connection to the computer. Many Miditzer users will find that this is the best choice to allow their Miditzer consoles to grow to as many as 3 manuals plus pedals.
Buy a Midisport 4x4 USB MIDI Interface at AMAZON.COM
Item model number: 9900-40713-00
||Midisport 2x2 USB MIDI Interface |
If you know that your requirements will be limited to connecting 2 MIDI devices, then you can use the smaller and less expensive Midisport 2x2 USB interface.
Buy a Midisport 2x2 USB MIDI Interface at AMAZON.COM
Item model number: 9900-40711-00
||Turtle Beach MIDI Interface |
If you know that your requirements will be limited to connecting 1 MIDI device and your computer has a 15 pin joystick port (gameport), then you can use a MIDI adapter cable to connect a MIDI device. This is the least expensive way to connect a MIDI device.
Buy a Turtle Beach MIDI Interface at AMAZON.COM
Item model number: VTS-5300-100
Keyboards and Pedalboards Up to Directory ^
You need real keyboards to really play the Miditzer. You can use anything from a single MIDI keyboard up to a full replica Wurlitzer console. Here are some keyboards you might use to make a console for your Miditzer.
MAudio Keystation 61es 61-Key MIDI Controller
The mAudio Keystation can be connected and powered by USB saving you an interface and a power supply. The keyboard has minimal controls so it stacks well. It lacks buttons that can be used for pistons, input for an expression pedal, and aftertouch for second touch effects. A Miditzer user who purchased this keyboard found the touch more piano-like than organ-like and too much lateral play in the keys to permit a thumb gliss without clattering.
Buy an MAudio Keystation 61es 61-Key MIDI Controller at AMAZON.COM
Item model number: US71010
||Studiologic MP-117 Pedalboard |
Spinet type pedals are not the best choice but if you are short on space or cash they take a lot less of both than a full-sized pedalboard. Spinet pedals may also be a good choice if you need to travel with your organ. Note that ATOS requires at least 25 full-sized pedals for entries in the electronic organist competition.
Buy a Studiologic MP-117 Pedalboard at AMAZON.COM
|OUTPUT DEVICES Up to Directory ^|
|Internal Soundcards Up to Directory ^|
If you are comfortable opening up your desktop PC and installing a card, an internal SoundBlaster card is the best way to add SoundFont capability
This new family of Creative audio cards gives you unprecedented audio quality. But the really exciting news for Miditzer users is 128 note polyphony making this one card the equal of two older cards without the complications of installing two cards. Read more about the Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic at the Creative website. Early reports suggest that there may be problems with obtaining the advertised polyphony. Investigate before buying the X-Fi.
Buy an X-Fi XtremeMusic at AMAZON.COM
Audigy 2 Value
This Value edition of an Audigy 2 card gives you ASIO for low latency and better audio quality, although you'll need good speakers to really appreciate it. More than you need for just the Miditzer but if you have other requirements it's a lot of bang for less than 70 bucks.
Buy an Audigy 2 Value at AMAZON.COM
SoundBlaster Live! 24 bit
This internal card is the latest in a long line of SoundBlaster sound cards that delivers great sound and terrific value. With new cards available for less than $30US, it's hard to go wrong with this card. The one drawback is that the Creative software seems to be unable to support installation of a second Live! 24 bit in the same computer.
Buy a SoundBlaster Live! 24 bit at AMAZON.COM
|External Soundcards Up to Directory ^|
If you have a notebook computer or if you don't want to open your computer an external SoundBlaster is a quick and easy way to add SoundFont capability
Audigy 2ZS Notebook
An Audigy in a PCMCIA card format just for notebooks. If you want SoundFont support on your notebook without an external box, then this is the solution for you.
Buy an Audigy 2ZS Notebook at AMAZON.COM
||Audigy 2NX |
Audigy 2 in a USB connected box. More features and more expensive than the SB Live! External below. Requires a power supply. Supports Windows 98SE. Reportedly limited to one box per system.
Buy an Audigy 2NX at AMAZON.COM
||SoundBlaster Live! External |
Creative bills this $50US USB box as the easiest upgrade from basic PC sound, a claim that is hard to dispute. This bare bones box is USB powered. Reportedly limited to one box per system.
Buy a SoundBlaster Live! External at AMAZON.COM
|COMPUTER DISPLAYS Up to Directory ^|
LCD Monitors Up to Directory ^
You need a display with enough resolution to display the entire Miditzer screen because it doesn't provide scroll bars. (Would you seriously want to have to scroll the display to find a stop?) LCD monitors provide the needed resolution with a small footprint that makes them convenient for placement around a console.
Acer 19" LCD Display
The Acer 19" display has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, enough to display the forthcoming 3 manual Miditzer. The large 19" display makes everything a bit bigger and easier to read.
Buy an Acer 19" LCD Display at AMAZON.COM
Item model number: AL1914b
Acer 17" LCD Display
The Acer 17" display has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, enough to display the forthcoming 3 manual Miditzer. The 17" display is a bit smaller than the 19" display above. Handy when space is tight.
Buy an Acer 17" LCD Display at AMAZON.COM
Item model number: AL1714CB-8
ViewSonic 17" LCD Display
The ViewSonic 17" display has a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, enough to display the forthcoming 3 manual Miditzer. This is another good choice for a display when space is at a premium.
Buy a ViewSonic 17" LCD Display at AMAZON.COM
Item model number: VA702B