Common Platform Design
June 6, 2021 09:39
A product platform is an engineering design concept used to produce a family of derivatives. More often associated with the automotive industry, the idea finds itself in the organs of the eighteenth-century German organ builder Gottfried Silbermann who built parish organs along similar lines as evidenced, for instance, by his instruments at Großhartmannsdorf, Forchheim, and Rötha.
I often thought that the third organ I built for the pastor of a church I knew well should provide the basis for similar instruments built from its design. I revised that organ here using its archived design object library and solids model design work from the redesign concept of my first organ conforming to my artist statement.
Copel 8' (notes 1 - 17)
Principal 8' (notes 18 - 51)
Flauta 8' (notes 18 - 51)
Prestant ßass 4' (notes 1 - 17)
Prestant 4' (notes 18 - 51)
Flet 4' (notes 18 - 51, potentially triangular)
Posted June 6, 2021 09:39
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