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Volume Two - Issue Four

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

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DAILY NEWS

04/30/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 3,360 visitors to our site this year.

Walnut Hill Now Has 87 Pages!

The Walnut Hill website now has eighty-seven pages, the ten newest ones being feature pages for inductees into the Walnut Hill Wall of Fame. This page was long enough to cause problems when loading it into a web browser, so we separated it into pages for each Wall of Fame inductee.

Enjoy!

The Featured Organ
for the Month for May is up!

The Featured Organ of the Month for May is up. The pictures on this page, scans from an original Roaring 20's menu courtisy of Sue Loomis, include the specifications of the 3/33 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in the restaurant. You can also read about the food and beverages available at the time. We thank Sue, Walnut Hill Virtual Theatre Pipe Organ group member and Walnut Hill Wall of Famer, for the wonderful scans. Sue, you did great!

Enjoy this walk down nostalgia lane!

04/25/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 3,280 visitors to our site this year.

Yahoo! has a new TPO Group,
The Rialto WurliTzer 216.

The Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ console.
This is the organ the Mighty MidiTzer was patterned after!

Russ Ashworth, fellow Walnut Hill VTPO member and Wall of Famer, has started a new group on Yahoo! called Rialto WurliTzer. This group is dedicated to the only remaining Style 216 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ in existance, now owned by Bob Loesch. Bob has been actively restoring the organ and has mostly completed the work on this fine instrument, but there is more to be done. Please join Russ's group and become a part of Pioneering History today!

04/24/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 3,230 visitors to our site this year.

Cinema Organ SoundFont Updated!

This was posted at Theatre Organ SounFonts on Yahoo! today by Bruce Miles, creator of the soundfont that makes the Mighty MidiTzer by Jim Henry sound so great. We quote Bruce below:

I have just posted corg_r109.

The only amendment, but it is an important one, is revision of the two Tibias to single layer instruments, which means they will only eat up one third of their previous polyphony demands.

This will mean many fewer dropped notes. But, the Tibia still will grab more polyphony than the other stops simply because it's used at lots of different pitches.

I don't think I have sacrificed any quality - but I'm not absolutely certain. Even if there is a very slight loss it's worth it - polyphony limitations are quite serious. What do you think ? Do let me know.

I have also reconfigured the second Tibia (patches 6/46) as a proper Tibia II (also single layer) and it appears in the Main chamber on the Accompaniment manual in the new jOrgan disposition file.

I had hoped to be able to re-do the Trumpet and Tuba as single layer stops for versio 1.09 but it didn't happen.

Regards to all,

Bruce

Sue Loomis is inducted to the Wall of Fame!

Download an 1115 x 864 JPG image of Sue Loomis, first lady inducted to the Walnut Hill Wall of Fame!
Sue Loomis, first lady on the Wall of Fame.

Sue Loomis is inducted to the Walnut Hill Wall of Fame, making her the first woman to appear there. We are honored to have her among the VTPO pioneers at Walnut Hill!

04/20/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 3,017 visitors to our site this year.

The Walnut Hill Studio Mighty MidiTzer now has two chambers provided by a pair of SoundBlaster Live! audio cards in the dedicated organ computer. Stay tuned for more developements as we assemble our virtual 2/10 Mighty WurliTzer Style 216 Theatre Pipe Organ.

04/16/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 2,900 visitors to our site this year.

See and hear a real Theatre Pipe Organ!

Click here to listen to, and see, a real Theatre Pipe Organ!
See and hear a real Theatre Pipe Organ!

You will need Windows Media Player 9 or better.
File size is 29.1MB

04/13/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 2,767 visitors to our site this year.

Larry McLaughlin Is Inducted To
the Walnut Hill Wall of Fame!

Click here to download a 1280 x 960 JPG image of Larry McLaiughlin and his Mighty MidiTzer.
Larry McLaiughlin and his Mighty MidiTzer.

Larry McLaughlin is our ninth Wall of Fame member. We are glad to have him up there!

04/06/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

I want to thank the 2,616 visitors to our site this year.

Jim Reid Is A Featured Artist!

This evening, we posted a page featuring pictures and music from Jim Reid, a resident of the Island State of Hiwaii.

We also inducted him to the Walnut Hill Wall of Fame.

Enjoy!

Click here to go to the page we posted featuring Jim Reid and his MidiTzer-Allen installation.

Jim is a long standing member of the Walnut Hill VTPO group at Yahoo!, and we are proud to feature him and his machines as well as the music he makes with them here at Walnut Hill Productions.

Enjoy!

04/02/2005

Greetings from the Bone Doctor. God bless all who come here.

The Walnut Hill Website Is One Year Old!

Happy First Birthday, Walnut Hill!

Happy first birthday to Walnut Hill! I want to thank the 2,410 visitors to our site. Today marks the first anniversary for the Walnut Hill Productions website. We have had 11,420 visitors since the site went up! We averaged nearly 1,000 visitors per month, making our site one of the most visited TPO destinations on the internet. Once again, thanks to all of you for coming here.

The Featured Organ of the Month of April
Is The Organ Stop Pizza 4/80 Mighty WurliTzer!

See the 4/80 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona.

Better late than never, the Featured Organ for the Month of April is the 4/80 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at the Organ Stop Pizza restaraunt in Mesa, Arizona. This organ is the largest commercial installation in the world, rivaled only by the massive 5/80 Mighty WurliTzer at the Sanfilippo Residence.

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