Makin Appoints Tonal Consultant

Makin Organs is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Tracey as our Tonal Consultant.  For some twenty-five years Ian has worked with Makin by ‘opening’ new instruments, and more recently by playing at our ever popular ‘Sounds of the Summer’ and ‘Autumn Shades’ concerts at Mixbury and Shaw, and in the design of new models such as the popular Westmorland Village organ.  With this latest collaboration, Ian will work alongside Makin staff in the recording and selection of pipe organ samples and be personally involved in the on-site voicing of all our Westmorland Custom Drawstop instruments at no additional cost to the customer.

For a set fee, Ian’s intonation service will also be available to customers who have purchased a Makin instrument since 2000, which takes in the Sovereign, Majestic, Westmorland standard and Westmorland Custom range of  instruments.
Ian is very excited about this new opportunity and commented “Without a doubt, the Makin work has been amongst my most rewarding and enjoyable organ work this past few years, the instruments are exciting and I have always found them to be in tip top playing condition. I am hugely looking forward to this exciting opportunity.”
Managing Director of Makin Organs, Dr Keith Harrington, said “Ian’s lifetime experience with organ design and voicing will be a tremendous asset to us, and of course to our customers.  Having recently worked closely with Ian at the four-manual Holy Trinity Southport installation I am very aware that the changes in voicing he suggested, though often minor ones, are what have helped make a good instrument truly great.”