At this point jOrgan may notify you that you have changed the disposition le and ask if you want to save your change. Even if you are not so notied I do recommend that you do save any changes that you make. However, I recommend that you save those changes in a dierent le so that the original le is unchanged. is saves you from having to re-download that original disposition from the Internet when the inevitable catastrophe happens—one parameter change too many!
You will save your changes in the usual way, by using the File/Save command. In my case, I dierentiate the new le from the original Disposition and the so-far-untouched other dispositions by using its name (so I’ll remember where it came from), but with my name added on in front.
Side note—recent versions of jOrgan do not support the “Save As” File menu command, so you will want to use some equivalent strategy such as making a duplicate (back-up) copy of the disposition, via your operating system (Windows, Mac OS, etc.), before you begin making changes in jOrgan.
You are almost ready to play, but remember that you will be playing your keyboard through the computer’s speakers, so before you do anything else you should turn down your keyboard’s own speakers, if it has any.
Now! Play away at your keyboard to your heart’s content! Every voice or combination of voices you select on the CHOIR manual should now sound whenever you press keys on your own MIDI keyboard. Neat, huh?
A side note about playing jOrgan through your keyboard: it has probably occurred to you to wonder if you could play all of your jOrgan’s manuals, and even the pedalboard, through your one keyboard. Indeed you can, by following the above steps and using GREAT, SWELL, etc. as you did with CHOIR. Of course then all your jOrgans’ manuals will be playing through one keyboard, which might make it dicult to enjoy the interweaving of your compositions’ voices. ry it and see. Also you can try just one manual, but a dierent one, at a time and explore each manual s’ voices’ eects separately. e section which follows shows how to set up each organ manual on its own independent keyboard.
Another side note: now that you can play your jOrgan disposition through your MIDI keyboard you no longer need to take up window space with what is now the unnecessary jOrgan keyboard. Indeed you can now allow yourself to see the entire console of your jOrgan disposition. o change to Full Screen Mode press the F11 function key on your computer keyboard.
oila! ou should now see the entire console, as in Fig. 4.7. When you are ready to return to the working window of jOrgan, just press F11 again and you are returned to the View of Fig. 4.1. Be sure to remember that the F11 key is the toggle between full screen and working screen, because the View/Full Screen menu option will also take you into full screen mode, but you still need F11 to get out of full screen mode.
Fig . 4 .7 - jOrgan Full Screen Mode