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iOptigan – The BIG Soundtest and Tutorial for the iPad

Posted by peahix on November 1st, 2017

Thanks to The Sound Test Room for this nice little overview video!

5 Responses to “iOptigan – The BIG Soundtest and Tutorial for the iPad”

  1. Howard Says:

    It’s a really nicely done app. I installed it yesterday. I’m intrigued by the MIDI keyboard option. Are there recommendations for a good one that works with iPhones?

  2. Velocipede Says:


    There are a ton of excellent MIDI keyboards available these days and most work well with iPhones. It really depends on how many keys you want, their size and other features.

    Most require that you use Apple’s USB to Lightning adapter, but a few come with a lightning connector in the box.

    Unless the maker specifically says that it can be powered by an iPhone, though, be sure that the MIDI keyboard you get has its own power source (an adapter and/or batteries).

  3. Tony Says:

    What about the post-bankrupcy disc pack?? The 16 discs from 2010 and up?

  4. Tony Says:

    The sounds bleed you can hear keyboard track on drum track loop. Why didnt you make sure there wasnt any bleeding on each track? Whats up with using the most damaged discs for sound samples. I hear so many pops and crackles. Is there a iOptiganHD version that has clean hifi sounds?

  5. peahix Says:

    It’s virtually impossible to completely avoid crosstalk on an Optigan, especially with certain discs which are modulated more heavily than others, and thus don’t really have an “optimal” setting with zero crosstalk. So we do our best. We used only the cleanest copies available for this project, which in many cases was literally mint, unplayed copies. They were recorded at very high quality, which means that the surface noise was also recorded at very high quality. There are no plans to do a version of the app with sounds from the studio master tapes.

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