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               Sales And Wants Clarification        10/3/17

Hi Folks

Just a quick note of clarification regarding items advertised in the 'sales and wants' section on this site.

When WersiClub first started some nine years ago and I launched the UK.Focus website, I thought it would be good to have a page where our UK members could advertise their Wersi instruments for sale and also to acquire items they were looking for.

Over the years these pages have had a lot of use with many members instruments being sold or re-homed, so I suppose therefore, it is a reasonable assumption to presume that anyone offering such a service would be making some form of charge to the advertiser.

The point I would like to clarify is, that this has always been a free service to our UK members, still is, and will always be as long as the pages exist.  I am just one member running a club site providing these pages for our UK members of which there is no charge to them or personal gain to myself.

A while back I stopped putting members personal e.mail addresses and telephone numbers on their adds to protect their identity and directed interested parties to contact me for the advertisers details.  This has the advantage of not only protecting the members identity but also I am able to monitor the progress of any sale.  Please note however, that although all the adds have my e.mail address for contact, they are not all my instruments.

Ken

 

      SOUND FACTORY MASTER CLASSES       30/11/16

As regular visitors to the WersiClub International web site will know, Colin Moore had for some time been publishing a series of Master Classes featuring the OAS Sound Factory package. Colin had a particular interest in the features and facilities of this software, and was keen to share its capabilities with the wider Wersi community.

The team producing the Master Classes comprised Ian Terry, Colin Moore and myself. Ian is the brains of the operation providing the source material, I produced the audio demos and Colin put the whole thing together. There are a small number of Master Classes left in the series, and Ian and I would very much like to see Colinís initiative through to completion

If you are a user of the Sound Factory, or just have an interest in this area, and would like to become involved in the production of the Master Classes, you would be most welcome to join the team.  Itís worth mentioning too that even if you are an OAX owner, we expect that the Sound Factory will ultimately be made available on these instruments as well, either in its present form or updated, so a familiarity with the Master Class material will provide a good primer for anyone intending to use this software in the future.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the project, or would like to know more about what we do, Iíd be more than happy to discuss possibilities. You can contact me at:-

 jeff.ormerod@hotmail.co.uk.

Thanks in anticipation

Jeff

                                    Latest Site News                 25/11/116

The rearranging of this site to incorporate many of Colin's OAS articles has progressed faster and better than anticipated.  The site has had a bit of a winter turn out (so to speak) with all sections being revised and easier navigation links to all sections from within each section have been added.

The UK.Focus site never had an active OAS section for two reasons 1, to try to avoid duplicating much of the same material on both sites, and 2, and more importantly, Colin had a great way of being able to study and produce really good articles on this subject, and possibly any other topic he put his mind to in a way I could never come even close to achieving.

It is these articles that I will now over a period of time incorporate in the new OAS section of this site.

You will have noticed the four new instrument pictures on the top of the home page that link to each instrument section, Just click on the OAS Instrument picture and this will take you to the OAS-7 File and article Index. The first page on this list will contain all the links to Colin's Articles as  and when they are sorted and uploaded to the site. The second page of the index will have links to OAS articles that already exist on this site and were written by other members.

I hope this helps a little to explain the changes taking place.

Ken

                           WersiClub Website's Update        22/11/116

Some positive news regarding our Websites.

I have been informed  by Colin's family that his website will remain on line until his server contract ends which is in approximately another years time.  This is good news for two reasons, first, the sites vast amount of information will still be available for us as a reference even though it will not be added too. Secondly, it will give myself more time to integrate Colin's many articles into my site for the future.

To see how this integration would proceeded, I have first experimented with Colin's favourite project that is still on going, the 'Sound Factory Master Classes' I am pleased to say that all went well, and when it is uploaded the project could now continue on this site.

The UK.Focus site will undergo some major re-arranging not only to accommodate the imported articles, but also to improve the sites navigation. I will start to implement the new changes and improvements over the next couple of weeks.

Ken

                     WersiClub International Update        14/11/16

 

With the sad passing of Colin Moore our founder member of WersiClub International I mentioned while in an e.mail conversation with his wife Gill, that perhaps to continue to make Colin's work available to OAS users I attempt to integrate as much as possible into my site.  I also suggested that I could modify my site banner so as to retain the now long established WersiClub International name. I am very pleased to report that Gill welcomed the suggestion as Colin had spent so much time and effort over the years and we will work now to try to achieve this goal.

 

It will take a little time to set it all up but the first noticeable thing will be the title banner name change and a page explaining the new changes.

 

The website WersiClub UK Focus has always been a part   of 'WersiClub International', that I set up independently of Colin's site specifically for the UK owners soon after the club was formed some nine years ago. It has always been a branch of the same club with the same members register.

 

So as to retain the identity of my own site, the UK Focus banner will now have the addition-

 

'Incorporating WersiClub international'

 

Ken

                                                       

 "Making Quality Recordings From An OAS Instrument"

 

A New Set of Five 'Sound Recording' Articles from Jeff Ormerod

 

 

As a user of more than one brand of instrument, sometime last year I was toying with the idea of how to make a recording by using features from both the Pegasus Wing in conjunction with the Korg Pa3x. Having little or no knowledge myself in this field I asked Jeff what would be needed to achieve this.

 

 

Jeff very kindly soon replied to me with what I thought at the time was fairly comprehensive explanatory list of requirements and options that I could choose from.

 

 

I suggested to Jeff that perhaps he could turn this into an article for the sites.  Jeff agreed, but as this is one of his fields of expertise he suggested doing a more expanded article that covered most aspects of sound recording with a Wersi Instrument.

 

 

The final results of this is that we now have not one, but five separate excellent and informative articles that cover most aspects of Sound Recording.

 

 

I am sure these articles will be a great asset to all that wish to use their instruments for making recordings and I would like to thank Jeff for all his time and effort in producing them for us.

 

 

 

Ken                                                                                   

 23/11/13

  Adding Animation and Stereo Effect to the OX7 Drawbar and Rotor Sounds.      

By Richard Albertini USA

This is a presentation that I did for the USA OAS club meeting held on Nov 8,9,10 - 2013. The presentation focused on the OX7 Drawbars and adding animation and stereo effect to the drawbar and rotor sounds.  I presently have the Gala CD organ and the OAS EX-1 Expander with V7 R46 software and decided to duplicate the wonderful sound of the CD organ drawbars using the OAS system.

 Here is the article  -  OX7 Drawbar

 

 

 

                                  New Forum Site                           12/2/15

'Wersi Owners Forum'

Following on from Geoff Turners suggestion for an open Forum,  Geoff has been very busy over the past couple of months looking into the possibilities of this himself.

He has now set up a very professional looking Forum site of which I am sure will be of great benefit to all of us.  Although independently run of  WersiClub, naturally it has our full support.

The link above will take you to the Forum where you can register, log in, read and post new messages.  There is also a permanent link set up on the 'Links' page of this site.

Congratulations and our thanks go to Geoff for setting up and running this new Forum site of which I am certain is going to be a great asset and well supported.

Ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/9/13

 

 

                     'Wersi Organ Showcase'          

 

A new website for existing and potential Wersi owners

 

 

Our Member Jeff Ormerod well known for his articles on 'Sound' and 'Sakral' has now produced a very interesting new website entitled 'Wersi Organ Showcase'  In Jeff's own words he tells us the basic idea of the site.  

 

 

"The intention is to produce a comprehensive collection of all the playing facilities available on the OAS models, supported by appropriate audio demonstrations, so that hopefully existing owners will find new things to discover and try out, and potential owners will have available a one-stop shop detailing all the features and capabilities of the instruments".

 

 

 

Wersi Organ Showcase Website

 

 

 

See also Jeff's Profile and introduction to the new site at

 

 

 www.wersiplayersgroup.co.uk

 

 

 

The site as yet is in its infancy but as Jeff produces more content he will inform me and I can place a note of the new additions in the 'Latest  pane's' on the home page.

 

 

 

I'm sure we all wish Jeff every success with this new venture that should be of great benefit for all existing and potential Wersi owners.

 

 

 

Ken

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook - To join or not to join? Why should I?

We use Facebook - a lot! 

But we appreciate that a lot of our customers are not on Facebook, or any form of social media. Many simply don't want to be a part of social media (for many different reasons) and we as a business understand and respect this. 

But, lets take a moment to explain why we use Facebook so much - and what the benefits are.  

Firstly, the biggest reason is the immediate interaction that we have with our customers. When we upload something on the website, the only form of interaction that we get back is either through an email or a phone call. This can be days or weeks after the post. With Facebook, the feedback or interaction is instant. 

Secondly, its the time and ease that Facebook has over the main website. To upload a news item or article (such as this) we must access the main website through a desktop computer or laptop. Whilst many of the websites functions can be controlled via a mobile or tablet, frustratingly this part can only be done through the main website. If we look at the time to log onto the computer, then log onto the main website mainframe, then type out the news item we are wanting to share, then upload a photo (which chances are has been taken on one of the iPhones so then has to be sent over to the computer) then you're looking at about 15 minutes to do the same thing. And thats not taking into consideration that we've got internet signal for the lap tops (although we can tether to the iPhone) 

Facebook, on the other hand is a little quicker. For instance, we can send out a photo with a news statement in around 10 seconds from the iPhones, no matter where we are.

We would recommend that as many of our customers consider joining up to the social media site so that you can truly immerse yourself in the world of Wersi Direct - both in its news but also in its day to day running, our journeys around the UK and behind the scenes activities. Believe us, its well worth it. 

Its worth remembering that you do not have to give any personal information away on Facebook if you don't want to. You don't have to upload a photo of yourself. You can set your privacy settings so that you don't even have to become "friends" with any one. You can simply "like" our page and thats it. Our posts will then appear on your timeline which you can see whenever you log in. Its as easy as that. 

Its also worth pointing out that whilst there are some "odd" people on Facebook, there is a huge sense of community and kinship across the electronic organ world and especially in the world of Wersi. 

There are customers of ours who have joined Facebook, followed our page and become our friends and then have become friends with fellow Wersi owners across the entire world. They exchange ideas, questions, registrations, help.... the list goes on. This wouldn't be possible without Facebook. 

We've been very lucky with the journeys and places that we have been to (both in the UK and in the world) and we've shared nearly every moment of our last 6 years on Facebook. 

So, whilst there are some downsides, the positives of Facebook far outweigh any negatives that there are. 

So, give it some thought. We promise that we will update this news section on our website more often than we have done in the past - but it will never be like our posts on Facebook. And we would hate for you to miss out. 

Ben, Rob, Brett & Claire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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