Due to the high cost of pipes and the quality of the latest digitally produced organ sounds, pipe organ builders often add digital stop additions for their existing and new organ installations.  Pipe organ companies do not build digital tone generation systems.  Instead, they rely on third-party suppliers for technology and circuitry.

A pipe organ console installed in 2006 that includes third-party electronics was removed as the church prepares for its new digital organ.

2 thoughts on “Cornel Zimmer Pipe Organ Photos

  1. The standardized components in the pipe organ field has vastly outlived the proprietary and exclusive hardware made by Allen.

    1. While certain parts of a pipe organ can last for many decades, items such as pipes require substantial and expensive maintenance during those years. Further, many pipe organ consoles, which today include advanced digital control circuitry, require replacement within a couple of decades. The cost involved with such replacements can exceed the cost of a quality digital organ.

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