Highly Liquid Forum user cjfox rehoused a set of Hammond drawbars and replaced the original resistor wires with slide pots. Then he used a MIDI CPU to convert the drawbars into a MIDI controller for use with his Nord Electro 3. The MIDI CPU configuration is posted in the project’s forum thread.
Highly Liquid Forum member Labelwhore used 3 MIDI CPUs to create an FL Studio controller with 8 slide pots, 16 buttons, and 24 rotary encoders. The controller is housed inside a Pactec KE-20 enclosure with custom panels laser cut and engraved by Ponoko.
All of the project details including parts list, MIDI CPU configuration files, Reaktor ensemble file and FL Studio dashboard file can be found in the excellent project article by Labelwhore. Additional discussion can be found in the project’s HL forum thread.
Randy Moe of Encore Organ Technology uses the MIDI CPU for MIDI conversions of vintage organ consoles. A MIDI organ console combined with virtual organ software like Hauptwerk can re-create the sounds of some of the world’s finest organs at a fraction of the cost.
Encore, based in Plymouth, Minnesota, creates virtual organ systems for both home and church.
Randy has completed 14 full MIDI conversions, including consoles made by Rogers, Allen, Conn, and Kilgen. He writes:
“I’ve tried midi encoders from a couple of other vendors, but I’ve settled on the Highly Liquid boards because they’re very flexible and cost effective, and–once I learned how to use them–quite easy to work with.”