Instantly add instruments to an organ.
Thanks to MIDI, musical instruments can play each other. Over the last 30 years, it’s become the universal “digital language” of the music scene.
So think what it can do for an organ. Control a synthesiser, perhaps. Be controlled. Record a performance. Play it back later. Compose a piece, sit back and hear it. Transpose it or speed it up.
With the power and flexibility of MultiSystem II we have now upgraded the MIDI system to match.
MIDI for MultiSystem II, or MFM II, can achieve all that from the comfort of a console.
Fuss free control.
MFM can be connected any MultiSystem. Including it in a specification is just a matter of calling us here at SSOS.
From there, it’s controlled from a one-piece panel at the console. The advanced version, MFM-D, includes a scrollable display of the system’s every function. Each is set out in good old organ-speak in English, French or German. There’s no techno-babble at all.
MFM - basic, advanced or in between.
Option 1 - Basic In and Out
If you wish to record the organ, SSOS now offers a built in Organ Recorder as simple to use as a portable music player. However we also offer basic MIDI in and out options to our MultiSystem II console processor if you need to use your own recorder or wish to record directly to a computer.
Option 2 - MIDI Sounds and Stop Control
On top of recording, Option 2 connects an organ with other MIDI instruments to add extra pre-set sounds selected from stops on the console.
Option 3 - MFM - D with Easy-to-use Display
MFM-D offers all you’ve seen above and controls it from an iPad wirelessly, preloaded with your stop names. Right there, sounds are selected by their real names and pitches are just shown from 16’ to 2’. No numbers or codes. In short, MFM-D offers all of MIDI’s benefits without any of its hassles.
MIDI for MultiSystem must be matched to the existing system. iPad wireless control is part of MultiSystem II, if you are not sure which type you have please call us or your builder and we will let you know. MultiSystem I was standard on all organs until 2012, however the upgrade is a simple process.
Simple MIDI in and out is part of the console processor system. MIDI out controlled by stops is an independent processor and can be placed anywhere that is convenient. To play voices from a MIDI sound module then maybe the console, but if you need sounds as part of the organ then the chamber may be a better spot.
MFM-D with MultiSystem II is a full featured MIDI controller for the pipe organ using an iPad as a control surface. The iPad allows us to create a large and inuitive interface for setting up the MIDI functions quickly and easily. The iPad interface is part of the Organist Palette series of products.
MIDI cables are limited to 50 ft but the MultiSystem can communicate over infinite distances with the appropriate technology.
Voltages are 12 to 36-volt operation as standard..
The following links will open a Adobe pdf copy. If the file fails to open please visit www.adobe.com and download the free pdf reader.
MIDI for MultiSystem II UK Palette version
MIDI for MultiSystem II US Palette version
MIDI for MultiSystem I (Previous version)
UK version: MIDI for MultiSystem Literature
US version: MIDI for MultiSystem Literature
Download: MFM Installation Manual
Download Yamaha MDF 3 Manual