Ergonomics—Making Your Console Physically Easier To Play
is chapter discusses hardware changes and some of the user-adjustable features of jOrgan that individualize
a jOrgan disposition and make it easier to play.
e tremendous variety of voices and controls available to musician-performers playing jOrgans can sometimes
interfere with the ease and uidity required for a smooth performance. It was obvious to me very early in my jOrgan experience that I could improve the ergonomics of the performer-keyboard-traps-pistons-stops situation by switching from my standard monitor-and-mouse-pad arrangement to a touch screen monitor. When I found out how very expensive a touch screen monitor could be, I explored an alternative—a touch-panel overlay that attached directly to my existing computer monitor—and I discovered that the overlay panel was better suited to my budget. e one I selected was from Keytec, Inc. at www.magictouch.com (this is not a product endorsement, just a report about my experience).
Dual Monitor Console
e jOrgan phenomenon has made the musician-performer heir to a wealth of musical sounds. To name just
one example, the Allman Symphonic IV theatre organ disposition (Appendix B) has approximately 400 stop tabs! In order to take advantage of all this variety of voices and audio eects the musician-performer needs to be able to access these voices quickly and to be able to switch conveniently from one set of voices to another. Specicially, he needs more monitor real estate!