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Midi Operating System Overview

The Midi Operating System plays the Tangley Calliaphone, or other mechanical music machines,  automatically using standard type 0 Midi files. Any compatible midi file can be loaded onto the SD memory card from a computer and played through the SD Midi Controller to operate the Midi Operating System. Multiple SD memory cards can be loaded with midi files for use, or one card can  hold multiple folders to access different play lists or song genres. The SD Midi Controller unit operates on one 9v battery, or the supplied 9v power supply.  The Midi Operating System can be played with any device with a “midi out” capability (electronic keyboard, computer, etc.) with any length midi cable connected to the System.  

Approximately one hour of midi file music is supplied with the Midi Operating System. There are thousands of midi files accessible on the Internet that can be downloaded and used with the Midi Operating System. Midi type 0 files are a common midi file type, however, software can be purchased that can convert other midi files to the proper type 0 file.  Midi files are simply added to the SD memory card using a computer and the supplied usb memory card reader. Midi files can also be played and recorded into the SD Midi Controller from a standard electronic keyboard with midi out capability to record your own songs and talent to play the Calliope automatically. Virtually any song can be played automatically on the Calliope with this system using the appropriate resources.  There is a lot of versatility in acquiring, creating, and adding midi files to this system.

The midi valves tee into exsisting tracker bar tubing and can be played in addition to the music roll player.  Unit can be switched from the Midi System to the music roll anytime if your instrument is equipped with both systems.

Driver Assembly


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Valve Assembly
Valve Assembly
Midi Controller

      Midi Controller Unit and Accesories                    

For 43 Note Calliope
Price = $2,195.00

For 53 Note Calliope
Price = $2,495.00

Can be purchased without midi
controller unit and use your
exsisting laptop computer, or replace
controller unit with mini laptop.
Ask for details.

Included in package

Midi Driver Assembly
Valve assembly with cable connection
SD Midi controller - Battery included
Midi controller remote control - Battery included
9 VDC power supply for midi controller
Midi cable
SD memory card
Approximately 1 hour midi files
SD memory card USB reader
with approximately 20 songs loaded
Mounting hardware
Installation instructions
Operating instructions

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