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Volume Four - Issue One

Contributing Editors

The Control Room - Richard Mogridge - Webmaster
Console Up! - Tom Hoehn, Lead Editor
The Skandia WurliTzer - Per Olof Schultz, Associate Editor
MidiTzer Boot Camp - Russ Ashworth, Associate Editor
Mighty Hauptwerk - Jim Reid, Associate Editor
Desktop Goodies - Fred Willis
NYTOS Field Reporter - Eugene Hayek

Office of Operations

Walnut Hill Productions
1233 Sims Street
Ridgecrest, California 93555
Phone - 1-727-230-2610
10AM to 6PM PDT
Email - slowdog294@yahoo.com



FROM THE WEBMASTER'S DESK


ORGAN OF THE MONTH

Click here to learn more about the West Point Chapel Pipe Organ.
West Point Cadet Chapel Pipe Organ


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We begin our fourth year getting established out west in the small city of Marysville, California. Walnut Hill is seeing record visitation with over 44,500 hits to date, averaging nearly 15,000 per year so far. Thirty-two wonderful instruments are now featured. The Mighty MidiTzer is being used by thousands of happy players, and jOrgan has been refined to the point where it is very stable and easy to install and use. Hauptwerk is now so close to the real thing in sound that it is downright scary, but it remains a rather expensive option for the VTPO enthusiast.

Click here to download a 1600 x 1200 JPG image showing the main data server at Walnut Hill Productions.
The main data server at Walnut Hill Productions.

Kimmy and Doc are getting on fine in the new home, a small apartment in downtown Marysville, a city of incredible beauty in the upper end of the great California Basin nestled between mountain ranges to the west and east. The climate is mild and the people are friendly. Everything is within walking distance. We have even located a theatre that could possibly be turned into the Marysville Performing Arts Center. It is big enough to install a pipe organ in. We will let you know more as we investigate this vintage building in the days ahead.


RELOCATION FUND DRIVE

Although we are now settling in at the new location, we are still somewhat in a bind from a business perspective. Household expenses take all the money we get, and both Kimmy and Doc are disabled and on a fixed and limited income.

Much equipment was left in Tennessee due to the high cost of shipping, and must eventually be replaced. Below is a list of the items we are needing for the studio in order to get back to the recording sessions Doc would like to complete, including albums from the Sub Urban Cowboys and Doc at the Mighty MidiTzer.

  1. Fender Precision Electric Bass Guitar
  2. Yamaha FG335 Acoustic Guitar
  3. Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar
  4. A MIDI keyboard to connect to the server
  5. Two low impedence balanced mic cables
  6. Two boom stands for the microphones
  7. Zoom H4 digital audio recorder

We do not have current pricing or availability of this equipment, but it is estimated that we will need to raise over 3,000 dollars to aquire everything on the list.

When we eventually relocate to a house big enough for an electronic three manual Theatre Organ, we will be looking for a Conn 650. We will also install a digital piano for Kimmy to learn how to play, as this is her desire. Our end goal is to construct a portable four manual console for the Walnut Hill 4/36 Mighty WurliTzer Virtual Theatre Pipe Organ, to be powered by jOrgan running a custom disposition and font set from Allman Music of Saint Petersburg in Florida.

Doc and Tom Hoehn have created a Pay Pal account for easily and securely receiving contributions from all who want to see this relocation take place, which will allow Walnut Hill to make major strides forward for the King of Instruments.

Below is a listing of those who have genorously contributed funds to date:

Name

  • Tom Hoehn
  • Gareth Howells
  • James Reid
  • Cyrus Roton
  • William Spalding
  • Larry Chamberlin
  • Kent Allman
  • Fred Willis
  • Joseph Loewy

Amount

  • $ 50.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $200.00
  • $500.00
  • $ 30.00
  • $100.00
  • $ 50.00
  • $200.00
  • $ 50.00

Method

  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • PayPal
  • PayPal

Click here to contribute to the Relocation Fund Drive by emailing the Bone Doctor at PayPal.

Funds received to date: $1,230.00

There are other pledges pending. Anyone can contribute as much or as little as they see fit by clicking the "Make a Donation" button above. You can also send checks via standard mail to the following address, should you choose to not use the Pay Pal account. Please make checks payable to Richard Mogridge, with the words "Relocation Fund" in the memo line. The address is:

Richard Mogridge
Walnut Hill Productions
1233 Sims Street
Ridgecrest, California 93555

If you have questions about the relocation fund, you can call the Bone Doctor at the Walnut Hill Office of Operations to learn more.

That telephone number is 1-727-230-2610.

All contributors will get recognized at the site should they choose, or they can remain anonymous, simply by letting the Bone Doctor know their preferences via email.

This is a major move forward for Walnut Hill Productions, one of the fastest growing TPO sites on the internet. Become a part of history by making your donation today. Please help us to continue the work we are doing as we continue to grow, adding new features and more services such as broadcasting audio and video for all to enjoy. You'll be glad you did.

We are thanking you in advance for your generosity and support in this grand endevour.

God bless, and happy playing.

The Bone Doctor
Member ATOS/President WHOC
House Organist and Webmaster
Walnut Hill Productions

"It's all about the King of Instruments!"


Slow Dog at deviantART



EDITORIAL ARTICLES




TOP STORIES


The MidiTzer
Style 216
Version 0.84
Released!

Click here to get your copy of the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glasjev.

The MidiTzer Style 216 version 0.84 is now released!

Available now for download through www.VirtualOrgan.com,.

Users who have experienced problems with various 0.8x versions and users with pre 0.80 versions should upgrade immediately.



SPECIAL REPORT


The Mighty MidiTzer and Hauptwerk 2 Shootout!

It was innevitable. Two great virtual theatre organ programs going head to head for the gold: who does it better? In this special report, we will find out. Stay tuned as we sift through our collected findings in the days ahead...



HEADLINE NEWS


Dick Smith, New Featured Artist!

Click here to listen to the music of Featured Artist Dick Smith, at the console of the 3/19 Mighty Allen GW319EX Digital Theatre Organ owned by Mike Phillips of Chesterfield, Virginia.
Dick Smith at the console of Black Beauty.

We were very fortunate to aquire a recording from Mike Phillips, proud owner of an Allen GW319EX Digital Theatre Organ, featuring the talent of Dick Smith, who played 31 songs on this magnificent instrument. To listen to this concert, click here.


Hit Count Since 04/02/2004

The figures below represent the approximate daily hit count for the site since going online on April 2nd of 2004. Counter checks begin around ten in the morning and end around ten in the evening. Currently, that total stands at over 46,000 happy campers in the Land of the King!

  • 01/01/2007 - 44,356
  • 01/02/2007 - 44,405
  • 01/03/2007 - 44,489
  • 01/04/2007 - 44,527
  • 01/05/2007 - 44,581
  • 01/06/2007 - 44,620
  • 01/07/2007 - 44,672
  • 01/08/2007 - 44,720
  • 01/09/2007 - 44,775
  • 01/10/2007 - 44,841
  • 01/11/2007 - 44,899
  • 01/12/2007 - 44,954
  • 01/13/2007 - 44,972
  • 01/14/2007 - 45,054
  • 01/15/2007 - 45,127
  • 01/16/2007 - 45,162
  • 01/17/2007 - 45,207
  • 01/18/2007 - 45,273
  • 01/19/2007 - 45,324
  • 01/20/2007 - 45,368
  • 01/31/2007 - 45,097
  • 01/21/2007 - 45,415
  • 01/22/2007 - 45,473
  • 01/23/2007 - 45,538
  • 01/24/2007 - 45,580
  • 01/25/2007 - 45,633
  • 01/26/2007 - 45,705
  • 01/27/2007 - 45,825
  • 01/28/2007 - 45,851
  • 01/29/2007 - 46,906
  • 01/30/2007 - 46,114

ADVERTISEMENTS


Below are to be found links to the folks who sponsor this site and also those who freely promote the King of Instruments, the Mighty Theatre Pipe Organ. To find out how you can get an ad placed here, see the contact information for the Walnut Hill Office of Operations shown above.



Click here to visit our gracious hosts at VintageOrgans.com today!


See and buy all kinds of musical equipment. Click here to visit Allman Music today!

Learn about the next big thing in Virtual Theatre Pipe Organ Technology. Click here to see the complete line of Virtual Theatre Pipe Organs available for download at Allman Music!
Richard "Kent" Allman at the console of his
Symphonic IV Virtual Pipe Organ for jOrgan.



Mighty MidiTzer Style 216
Version 0.8 Now Available!

Click here to get your copy of the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glasjev.

Download MidiTzer Version 0.84

Did you ever imagine you could put a Theatre Pipe Organ inside your computer? Well, now you can, with the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry and Crew Glazjev. Best of all, it is absolutely free!

Just click the picture to the left to get started on your way to playing the Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ virtually every day!

Listen to the Mighty MidiTzer!

Below are some cuts from various Featured Artists here at Walnut Hill that will give you an idea of what the Mighty MidiTzer sounds like.

  1. The Bone Doctor - Higher Ground
  2. Tom Hoehn - Crazy
  3. Gerhard Kletchowitz - Little Orphan Annie
  4. Frank Vanaman - The One I Love



Mighty MidiTzer Style 260 Special
Version 0.7 Now Available!

Click here to download a very large 5783 x 7483 JPG image colorized by Walnut Hill Founding Father Fred Willis showing the console of the Mighty WurliTzer Style 260 Special Theatre Pipe Organ.
Flyer cover for the MidiTzer 260 Special
Colorized image by Fred Willis.

Click here to find out how you can get your copy of the new Mighty WurliTzer Style 260 Special Theatre Pipe Organ.
Click here to learn more about
the Mighty MidiTzer 260 Special.



Pinellas Park Mighty WurliTzer

Click here to see the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 150B Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium.


Click here to download a 2041 x 1261 JPG image showing the stop sweep of the beautiful 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.
The stop sweep of the 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at the Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida.

The 2/9 Mighty WurliTzer Style 140B Theatre Pipe Organ Opus 1968, installed at Pinellas Park Auditorium in Pinellas Park, Florida is featured on the October 2005 Featured Organ of the Month page. It is the first small instrument to get a feature at Walnut Hill, and rightly so because it is not far from Tom Hoehn's residence, the first location for the Walnut Hill Productions Office of Operations during our year-long stay in Clearwater.

This organ, under the care of the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, is in the process of being restored and we need your help. If you would like to contribute funds or volunteer man hours to see this task come to completion, call the Walnut Hill Office of Operations at 1-727-230-2610 Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM EDT. We would be very glad to talk with you and tell you how to get involved in returning this great instrument to her former glory.



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