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LAYOUT: Modartt's Organteq2 virtual pipe organ - MIDI Designer Q&A

Rating: BronzeLAYOUT: Modartt's Organteq2 virtual pipe organ

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asked Nov 5 in Community Shares by akstudio (150 points)
edited Nov 5 by akstudio
Nice work, thanks for sharing and congrats on (your first version of) your first layout! Looks useful!
I looked at your layout, you did a good job of duplicating the computer display. I have a few comments.
1. Your Stops output MIDI to Organteq.
2. Your stops do not indicate Stops selected in Organteq.
3. Your Combinations control Organteq, but do not indicate the current step.
4. Not sure what the Controller controls do. They are configured to Send and Receive.
5. You use SysEx, which is fine.

I prefer to have bi-directional Send/Rcve control to verify what Organteq itself has selected and to allow control from either end.
I prefer to show the actual Organteq Combinations Step on the iPad so I don't have to look at the computer display.
For HW I prefer to include simplified and improved User Interfaces for features not visible on the computer at one time, such as Divisionals, Stops, Combinations, Floating Divisions, selectable Reversibles, etc.
I prefer to use Control Change MIDI. They are much simpler to implement having only 3 parameters. I do prefer SysEx for Stream Byter control.
I prefer not to have Canc next to another control, particularly a critical control such as the Tutti. Imagine what happens if you want to turn on Tutti during live playing and accidentally hit the Canc. Or vice-versa?

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akstudio - I would like to Collaborate with you on using MDP2 to control Organteq2. I have been creating layouts with various features for Hauptwerk and GrandOrgue. Several of hundreds of layouts I created. Also see my posting earlier today.

I don't have OrganTeq (yet) so am not familiar with the organ sets, if more than 1. Also is functional MIDI capability similar to HW. What Stepper capability does it have? What setup do you have (computer, monitor, audio, etc.)? Many other questions I have to get familiar with OrganTeq. 

Contact me through my website. It is pretty old and outdated.

answered Nov 13 by dsabou2062 (3,180 points)
Hi @dasabou2062, in contrast to you, I only recently started working more intensively with MDP2.
If you want to explore the possibilities of Organteq2, the easiest way is to take a look at the information on the Modartt website and perhaps install the demo version. Since Organteq is based purely on physical modeling, hardly any HD /SSD space is required for installation. However, a sufficiently fast computer should be used.

I currently use Organteq on 2 computers (3 activations are allowed), a slightly older Windows 10 computer and a Macbook Pro (Intel 2019) with 16GB RAM. Organteq runs smoothly on both systems.

Organteq offers a wealth of user setting options; the sound can be adapted very individually, as no samples are used and the sound is initially generated completely dry, without room reverberation.

Remote control using a MIDI controller is currently somewhat problematic, as Organteq does not (yet) have a MIDI out function that reports the status of the controls (Stops, Pedals, Coupler) back to the MIDI controller.

That's why the MDP2 layout I presented here only works with compromises.
As soon as a combination switch is activated, the stop display is no longer correct.
I have now created a much more complex layout with super and subcontrols, in which the first 10 Organteq combinations are stored as MDP2 global presets. As long as you limit yourself to these 10 combinations, Organteq and the MSP2 display work synchronously.