I'm building a mobile, open source, midi controlled pipe organ. I'm calling it the Anywhere Organ. This site is here to document my progress, acknowledge all the awesome people who are helping make it happen, and spread what I've learned in making this colossal instrument.
Momentous news! The new pipes have arrived!
The trumpet shaped one is a reed pipe, the others it is sitting atop are wood flutes. They’re two completely distinct sounds and flavors from the Diapasons the existing Anywhere Organ uses. I’m right now trying to find ways to mesh the three flavors together without getting entirely baroque with wires and switches and custom programs.
These nifty white things are magnetic organ valves. If you’d like to read some technical specs on them, you can do so here. They’re nearly the same ones as power the current AO, with only minor changes in their profile and power. They’re still just magnets that pull a little leather pad from the inlet of each pipe.
Although I don’t have any currently, when wood flutes get into the “utterly enormous” sizes, they tend to get called Bourdons, though I’m not entirely sure why.