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Archive for October, 2008

New Optigan Disc Survey

Posted by peahix on 14th October 2008

We now have the ability to create new discs for the Optigan, Orchestron and Talentmaker from scratch, using any sounds we (or you) like. We intend to offer these new discs to the public, but the production costs are quite high, which necessitates our need to obtain a more accurate understanding of what you, the [...]

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Robert’s Tips for Teens #2: Silver Highlights on Optigan Logo

Posted by peahix on 10th October 2008

Robert sez: I went to Michael’s Craft and Floral to see if they had stuff to replace the silver highlights on the Optigan metronome logo I got from you. After looking at all the silver leaf options, I asked a couple of store employees what would work best. We narrowed it down to “Rub-N-Buff” and [...]

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Robert’s Tips for Teens #1: Litho Tape for Metronome Windows

Posted by peahix on 10th October 2008

Robert Becker, the genius who worked out the software for generating new optigan disc images from digital audio files, has a couple of optigan restoration tips, so I thought I’d post them as blog entries. If you have Optigan discs that are missing the little red piece of tape that goes over the downbeat metronome [...]

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The first NEW Optigan disc since 1974!

Posted by peahix on 9th October 2008

Over the years, I’ve had lots of folks propose various schemes for making new Optigan discs using computer software. Finally, someone has come through with a workable system! Robert Becker is the engineering wizard that made this technological advance possible! And what kind of sounds do I give him to make the first test disc [...]

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optigan.com blogtigan!

Posted by peahix on 8th October 2008

Hello Optigoners! I decided to start an optigan blog so that i can easily and quickly get new and exciting optigan info out there. Unfortunately, somebody already took the “optigan” domain on wordpress, so… blogtigan it is! Probably what I’ll do first is add all the items from the optigan.com “tidbits” page here. These are [...]

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