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Viscount Pipe Interface (V.P.I.)

The Viscount Pipe Interface V.P.I is a special device designed by VISCOUNT that allows the perfect integration between electronic organs and pipe organ. From the console of a VISCOUNT organ it’s then possible to control both digital and pipe registers combining the power and flexibility of the electronic organ with the beauty of the authentic pipes. The system is very reliable and sophistiecad providing also patented solution for automatic pitch control, allowing the digital organ to be always tuned with the pipe organ.

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V.P.I Specifications (Viscount Pipe Interface)

 

The V.P.I is an Interface system that allows VISCOUNT electronic organs, through dedicated Midi connection, to control registers of a pipe organ with electrical transmission.

From the electronic console it is possible to control both digital and pipe registers and thus keeping all the automatisms of electronic organ, such as Unions, adjustable Combinations, section volumes, sequencers, etc.

The system is equipped with a temperature sensor & Microphone for automatic pitch control, allowing the digital organ to follow the intonation of the pipe organ.

The system modularity and flexibility allows to control Pipe Registers made with any type of wind system and registers combination:

  • COMMON registers: common windchest ( or "channel"-per-key").
  • INDEPENDENT registers: independent windchest (a pipe rank of for each register)
  • BORROWED registers: borrowed registers (same pipe rank used by different registers, even of different sections)
  • EXTENDED registers: extended registers rank (a single pipe rank  of some prolonged some octaves to create multiple registers).

 

Composition and characteristics of the VPI system:


CPU:

Midi IN/OUT connection with the digital organ.

Connection for remote system power on from the organ console

Programming of the system functionality by using function keys and alphanumeric display menu (2x40).

Connection for Microphone & Temperature sensor for the automatic control of the organ pitch by using real-time reading of the ambient temperature and the frequency of a sample pipe sound.


Mother Board:

Available in 2 versions: 4 or 9 slots for Drivers boards.

For complex applications it is possible to expand the number of slots by connecting in series additional Mother Board.


Master Driver Card:

Available in 2 versions: 72 or 48 outputs (28 or 52 for registers, 2 tremulants, 2+16 programmable for 1 or 2 Expression Pedals)

Both versions are available:

-        12 volt (Usable range 12V-18V)  Negative Common or Positive Common

-        24 volt (Usable range 20V-30V) Negative Common or Positive Common

Each output can drive loads with current up to 1Amp.


Slave Driver Cards

Available in 2 versions: 72 or 48 outputs for the notes.

Both versions are available:

-        12 volt (Usable range 12V-18V) Negative Common or Positive Common

-        24 volt (Usable range 20V-30V) Negative Common or Positive Common

Each output can drive loads with current up to 1Amp

Specifications

Specifications

Pitch Automatic pitch adjustment system. (Patented)
Midi Complete Midi implementation (IN, OUT, THRU)
Display 2*40 chars alphanumeric backlit LCD
Driver Current 1 A (max)
Driver Volatge 12 volt (Usable range 12V-18V) or 24 volt (Usable range 20V-30V)
Dimensions (WxHxD) mm 650 x 170 x 550 - 25.59" x 6.69" x 21.65"
Weight Kg 13,5 / Lbs 29,76 comprising the box.

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