The Pedalboard Wiring

I sawed a narrow strip of wood, the width of the pedal board, and mounted the switches on here with small pieces of wood and pins and glue. I carefully tested the exact position needed underneath the magnets. The position underneath the magnet and the gap at the bottom of pedal press is critical.  I tried to leave just a small distance between the magnet and switch at the bottom of the press.

I then needed to check that each note would actually work using a midi encoding board which I purchased from Tom Scarff in Dublin. http://tomscarff.tripod.com/key2midi/key2midi.htm
This needed careful testing on the landing! – I used a laptop and “midiox” which is a great little midi utility which will tell you what note is playing and on what channel - even when you can't hear it.

So here we are giving it a try.

I tested the connections with individual wiring for each switch tested separately before embarking on the complex wiring needed to get them all working.  This was probably the most fiddly part of the project.  Results below.  And see Tom’s wiring diagram at the end too – lots of diodes needed too.

Now I needed a stool and stand.

See here for the solution to that!

First page pedalboard pedalboard wiring stand and stool console controls
SCPOP software midiox software 1 midiox software 2 hardware and midi connections pictures of completed organ