Wow! This is an Oooold thread. So to be clear, I have always enjoyed the Rodgers organ and i certainly have preferred them for years over the Allen. The technology that Rodgers uses make it possible for an organist to voice the organ from anywhere within the space using an Ipad! They can voice note to note. This is technology that they have had for several years now. The orchestral voices they offer are also far superior to Allen and the organ samples they have been using for years now are much more robust and professional than Allen.
Since I joined this thread in 2001, things have changed for me. 5 years ago I took to opportunity to add the sales of digital and pipe organs to my company and my first choice was to carry Rodgers. Since then this organ was chosen to perform at Philadelphia's Papal mass in 2015 and The Grand Court Organist od The Wanamaker Organ, Peter Richard Conte, has purchased a 3 manual Rodgers for his home, in spite of the fact that Allen provides him with free organs when he performs with the Philadelphia Organ Quartet.
We will see what happens now that Johannus bought Rodgers.
More accurately willem, The van de Weerd family, who owns Johannus, Makin, and Copeman Hart, purchased Rodgers in 2015 from Roland.
I am pleased to tell you that the resources from the van de Weerd family, along with the established technology of the Rodgers has been a pleasure for me to work with. Now that I can exchange emails with a member of the family the dealer network for Rodgers has only become stronger and the product more customizable.
Full Disclosure = I SELL THEM.
BUT, I want to include just a few links for those who may have heard a "less than ideal" installation.
Model 361 at The First Presbyterian Church of Ambler, Pa.:https://youtu.be/_Baq9yYtxII
We provided the organ for the Pope - unfortunately, there is no music on this video:https://youtu.be/z_E8VBmaNQo
While I respect Allen, I have a clear preference. There are many fine musicians in my region that agree with me.
My 2 cents,