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New 2010 Optigan Disc – SURF ROCK!

Posted by peahix on June 1st, 2010

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Now available for pre-order is our brand new Optigan disc: SURF ROCK! When we’ve reached 15 pre-orders, we’ll go to press with the limited run of 25 discs.

Surf’s up! It’s time to wax the board and catch a wave! Optigan.com is proud to present Surf Rock, featuring the vintage sounds of the 1960’s surf scene. For this music program disc, we’ve gone into the recording studio with a couple of SoCal’s best surf rockers.

Reverb enthusiast Matt Quilter is one-half of the guitar assault from the award-winning Reventlos, whose quirky instro albums alternately intrigue and horrify surf music purists. In addition to his duties on guitar, he co-produced the documentary feature Pounding Surf! an insider’s look at the SoCal surf music scene from 1961 to the present day. For the Optigan session, he chose from his arsenal a Fender Stratocaster played through a blond Fender Tremolux and Reverb unit, both from 1963.

Lee “Kix” rarely strays from playing Death-Surf / Afro-Billy music with the Reventlos. However in days past he has recorded with world famous instrumental guitar gods, The Ventures. As a veteran of many Linn Drum sessions, Kix is no stranger to having his drums sampled for posterity. The Optigan session was recorded with vintage 1960′s Oaklawn Camco drums, 20×14 bass drum and 14×5.5 metal snare. T he 12×8 and 14×10 toms used in the session were obtained when Kix was a Los Angeles Camco endorsee in the mid-70′s.

Guitar and Bass played by Matt Quilter.
Drums played by William Lee “Kix”
Music arranged by Matt Quilter and William Lee “Kix”
Music produced, edited, and mastered by Pea Hicks.
Engineered and Mixed by Jon O’Brien. Recorded at The Music Box Studios, Garden Grove CA.
Disc creation software, disc production cover artwork and jacket layout by Robert Becker
Cover artwork by Mark Crafford.

RHYTHMS: 4/4
LEFT HAND: Bass, guitar, and drums.
RIGHT HAND: Tremolo electric guitar.
SPECIAL EFFECTS SWITCHES: 1. Guitar Gliss, 2. Drums, 3. Tom- Toms, 4. Snare Fill, 5. Guitar C Chord.

6 Responses to “New 2010 Optigan Disc – SURF ROCK!”

  1. Tony Says:

    You know what they call the quarterpounder with cheese in France…

    LOVE IT!!! BOUGHT IT!!!

  2. araybee Says:

    Additional trivia/info from the session:

    The videographer and narrator was Pat Quilter, who is the brother of the guitarist Matt Quilter and the founder of QSC Audio (the Q in QSC).

    The session was recorded in February.

    Matt Quilter wrote about the session on Surf Guitar 101.

    Matt also played the Fender Jazz Bass through a rare Quilter Slantmaster 50 guitar amp (only 100 ever made!)

    -Robert-

  3. New Surf Rock Optigan Disc | Music Production Info Says:

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  4. Tony Says:

    Is this disc already out to the printers? shipped?

  5. peahix Says:

    tony, both surf rock and pianoscape have shipped… though i don’t see that you’ve ordered either, unless you ordered under a different name/email?

  6. Tony Says:

    Got it today!

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