I've been studying unification of ranks, stops, voicing, etc. And I recently bought an Allen ADC 3500. The brochure lists it as "42 stops with 16 equivalent ranks." As a self-test, I tried to assign the various tabs to what I think may be the unified rank. I figured someone here in the TPO forum could grade my paper! I understand electronically, it's not the same...for instance, when I duplicate what should be the same "pipe" on different stops on different manuals/pedals, I do actually get a change in sound when played at the same time - but that's an electronics issue, which isn't at question. I'm just trying to learn the unification and families of pipes.

I'm a little fuzzy on the Tibias, because I know that the Solo Tibias are much louder than the Acc Tibias...so those are probably two different ranks - so I probably missed matching a stop into a rank somewhere...? Or maybe the brochure is just fuzzy logic and no real way to match them up to what the brochure states?

Anyway - this is just an exercise for fun...tell me how I did?

Rank 1: Tuba 16 (Ped & Solo), Tuba Horn 8 (Ped), Tuba Horn 8 (Acc)

Rank 2: Diaphone 16 (Ped), Diapason 8 (Ped and Acc), Octave 4

Rank 3: Post Horn 16 (Solo), Post Horn 8 (Ped)

Rank 4: Tibia Clausa 16, Tibia Clausa 8 (Ped)

Rank 5: Cello 8 (Acc)

Rank 6: Quintadena 8 (Acc)

Rank 7: Vox Humana 8 (Acc)

Rank 8: Violine 16 (solo), Salicional 8 (Solo), Salicet 4 (Solo)

Rank 9: Krumet 8 (Solo)

Rank 10: Sax 8 (Solo)

Rank 11: Trumpet 8 (Solo)

Rank 12: Oboe 8 (Solo)

Rank 13: Bass Violes II 16, Violes dâ€™Orch. II 8, Violes II 4 (Orch)

Rank 14: Flute 8, Flute 4, Flute 2 2/3 (Orch)

Rank 15 : Clarinet 8 (Orch)

Rank 16: Tibia 8 (Acc), Tibia 8 (Solo), Tibia 4 (Acc), Tibia 4 (Solo), Piccolo 2, Fife 1 (Acc)

I'm a little fuzzy on the Tibias, because I know that the Solo Tibias are much louder than the Acc Tibias...so those are probably two different ranks - so I probably missed matching a stop into a rank somewhere...? Or maybe the brochure is just fuzzy logic and no real way to match them up to what the brochure states?

Anyway - this is just an exercise for fun...tell me how I did?

Rank 1: Tuba 16 (Ped & Solo), Tuba Horn 8 (Ped), Tuba Horn 8 (Acc)

Rank 2: Diaphone 16 (Ped), Diapason 8 (Ped and Acc), Octave 4

Rank 3: Post Horn 16 (Solo), Post Horn 8 (Ped)

Rank 4: Tibia Clausa 16, Tibia Clausa 8 (Ped)

Rank 5: Cello 8 (Acc)

Rank 6: Quintadena 8 (Acc)

Rank 7: Vox Humana 8 (Acc)

Rank 8: Violine 16 (solo), Salicional 8 (Solo), Salicet 4 (Solo)

Rank 9: Krumet 8 (Solo)

Rank 10: Sax 8 (Solo)

Rank 11: Trumpet 8 (Solo)

Rank 12: Oboe 8 (Solo)

Rank 13: Bass Violes II 16, Violes dâ€™Orch. II 8, Violes II 4 (Orch)

Rank 14: Flute 8, Flute 4, Flute 2 2/3 (Orch)

Rank 15 : Clarinet 8 (Orch)

Rank 16: Tibia 8 (Acc), Tibia 8 (Solo), Tibia 4 (Acc), Tibia 4 (Solo), Piccolo 2, Fife 1 (Acc)

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