hosted on condor3913
 Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

End-of-Summer Fundraising Drive In Progress. Please visit our home page to see this and other announcements:     Thank you. --Jody

MMD > Archives > October 2003 > 2003.10.21 > 08Prev  Next

QRS "Psalmist" Solenoid Player for Hammond Organ
By Robbie Rhodes

December 20, 2002 -- QRS Music Technologies, Inc., announced today that
it has acquired from Gulbransen, Inc., San Diego, California, their
Digital Hymnal system and the Gulbransen name (

Tom A. Dolan, President said, "The Gulbransen name in the music
industry is a well respected name and we are excited about adding it to
our family of name brands.  The Digital Hymnal will help us accelerate
our penetration the religious market.  We have identified the religious
markets need for automation and we are aggressively building a product
line for that market."

The Digital Hymnal has thousands of titles in the Master Index.  The
user simply enters the numeric code and the system plays it immediately.
The Digital Hymnal includes both software and hardware.

May 27, 2003 -- QRS Music Technologies, Inc., announced the first
production units of the first "Psalmist" have been produced and are
now on a regular production schedule.  The "Psalmist" is an adaptation
of QRSM's popular transportable Pianomation system known as "Playola."
The 88-key "Playola" system was re-engineered into two units [a
solenoid box for each of the two keyboards] specifically for the
Hammond B3 organ. (

Over 300 hymns, anthems and spirituals were specifically recorded and
are available for the "Psalmist."  The "Psalmist" provides an exact
reproduction of the songs recorded.  The "Psalmist" can be operated
remotely with the use of a hand held remote control.

The ability of the QRS "Chili" dual drive Pianomation controller to
read a CD ROM gives a church enough memory to perform thousands of
custom programs for virtually any service or special event.  This vast
library when combined with the proven performance of the Pianomation
MIDI system will fill any church with the true sound of their Hammond
B3 organ.

Robbie Rhodes

(Message sent Tue 21 Oct 2003, 17:11:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Hammond, Organ, Player, Psalmist, QRS, Solenoid

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2022 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page