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Archive for February, 2010

Optigan prominently featured on another big-time pop record

Posted by peahix on 25th February 2010

Thanks to Rich Jeffery for this bit of Opti-spotting, this time the “Champagne Music” disc on “Upside Down” by Paloma Faith:

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G-Force Software releases Opti-Tron

Posted by peahix on 24th February 2010

G-Force software have released an Optigan virtual instrument of sorts called the Opti-Tron. Clicking on the link takes you directly to their site, where you can read about what it does. In a nutshell, they’ve sampled a bunch of Optigan discs and processed the loops to all lock together, allowing for free mixing and matching [...]

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Long Lost Optigan Demo/Promo Cassettes

Posted by peahix on 17th February 2010

Awhile back I got a small package of cassettes from Jennifer LeDoux, Mike LeDoux‘s widow. Before he passed away, Mike had told me that he’d given me all the Optigan-related items he thought he had, but apparently he missed these cassettes. They contain mostly demos and promo spots of various sorts. I finally got around [...]

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Four Chilton Talentmaker Discs on eBay

Posted by peahix on 10th February 2010

For the handful of Talentmaker owners out there, here’s a rare chance to add a few discs to your collection: Beguine (sold for $159.50, 5 unique bidders) Bossa Nova (sold for $203.50, 4 unique bidders) Organ (sold for $177.50, 3 unique bidders) Waltz Guitar (sold for $405.00, 4 unique bidders) For the record, I didn’t [...]

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Optigan MUSIQUE CONCRÈTE Disc – Submissions due Nov. 1st!

Posted by peahix on 2nd February 2010

In December 2010 we plan to release an experimental Optigan disc called “Musique Concrète,” which will essentially be a collage of 57 sound loops in the tradition of early electronic studio tape music. We’re completely disregarding the Optigan paradigm of chords and keys, and simply assigning a different abstract sound loop to each chord button [...]

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