Playing Hauptwerk from a Viscount Chorum console
I wonder if a Viscount owner can help me with this technical query.
I am thinking of buying a new 3 manual Viscount Chorum organ, but would like to supplement it with Hauptwerk.
My question is this, and I apologise in advance if this seems naive as I am just starting to explore this whole world.
Is it possible to play HW complete and direct from the Viscount console ? Putting this in practical terms, I would like to be able to play a HW instrument direct from the touchscreens, or by controlling the stops with the Viscount combinations and stepper whilst by - passing the Viscount stops themselves. Thus I would be able to play a VPO of 50 or morestops, without being limited by the (smaller) number of stops on the Viscount. I would also prefer to override having to link, for example, a HW Prinzipal to the Open Diapason on my Viscount etc.
I am reasonably sure that the Viscount keyboards and pedals would be MIDI compliant, but what about the combinations, couplers and swell pedals ? I am aware that the Viscount has a 'local off' facility which silences all or selected stops, which suggests that the Viscount designer anticipated my question and offers this towards the solution. I am having some difficulty getting a clear answer either from Viscount at the moment or one of the HW engineers I have consulted - I would be delighted if anyone on this forum is able to advise me from direct experience.