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  • New to Me Kimball T-100, Recomendations

    I just picked up a Freebie Kimball T-1oo organ. It seems to have some electrical grimlins in the LSI boards. The organ is only sometimes playable. Sometimes when you turn it on, it will not sound at all. Turn it off, and back on, sometimes static. sometimes it seems to play reasonably well, but only for a few minutes. I am planing on using the Console for a Virtual organ Project that will eventually include some real pipes. The console itself is in perfect condition, and is really beautiful. It would be nice to be able to have it somewhat playable while i accumulate the parts needed to complete the project. I was thinking about re-sweating all the LSI boards, as i have heard vibrations from the speakers often cause loose solder joints. I have already cleaned all the connections to the boards. which did make some improvements, but also made the great manual loose some notes, mainly all the c#'s. on a couple boards, if I apply pressure to some of the ICs or Potentiometers, many of the problems go away. I have also inspected the wiring, and do not see any worn insulation or short conditions.

    Any recommendations on repairing the console to improve its functionality for now would be appreciated. Also, any recommendations on Console to PC interfaces would be appreciated. I have pretty much decided that I want to do something with a faster transfer than midi, at least from the console to PC. Something along the lines of a multi-CMOS based Console scanner that interfaces Via USB or Paralell. I am very electronically inclined. Could I possibly use something similar to an arduino for this purpose. in any case the data stream would have to be converted to MIDI data inside the PC to drive the sample sets, But I want to avoid Midi choking in Full organ scenarios. The two best ways I have read to do this, are to use multiple midi cables to the computer, or to use some sort of console scanner.

    Thanks for the Help
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