Our instrument does not use pipes to generate its sound. It uses computers (4 Apple Mac Pro 8-core machines) to generate over 150 virtual ranks. This instrument would not be possible without Uniflex. I am able to use up to 16 MIDI ports which equates to 256 MIDI channels. Each virtual pipe rank uses a channel. We are using 150 MIDI channels for ranks, 3 channels for expression, 1 channel for controls and 3 channels for pianos. In addition to all the MIDI, we will shortly have real air driven swell shades. A chamber driver board will run the magnets in the swell shades. Uniflex is able to accommodate this hybrid setup. We could add pipes if we so desired. At the time we started this project. There was nothing that could do this… except Uniflex. Thanks Dick and Linda!
All the best,