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Archive for January, 2018

David Van Koevering, 1940-2018

Posted by peahix on 31st January 2018

Sad to report the passing of David Van Koevering, notable to this site as the man behind Vako, who adopted the Optigan and transformed it into the Orchestron in an attempt to market the technology to professional musicians. Pea only talked to David a couple of times via telephone, years ago. He was a character, [...]

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PANOPTIGON Prototype – New 2018 Optigan / Orchestron Disc Player

Posted by peahix on 23rd January 2018

This is a brief run-down of the main features of the PANOPTIGON, a prototype MIDI-controlled Optigan/Orchestron disc player (suitable for stage or studio) built by Robert Becker. Those attending Winter NAMM 2018 can see and play this unit for themselves at Quilter Labs – Booth 15120. Note that this unit is a PROTOTYPE / Proof-of-Concept [...]

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Nice In-Depth Review of iOptigan

Posted by peahix on 18th January 2018

Warren Burt has written a great review of our iOptigan app at Sound Bytes!

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Come See the New Prototype Optigan/Orchestron Disc Player @ NAMM

Posted by peahix on 13th January 2018

Robert Becker will be showing his PANOPTIGON prototype at NAMM, in the Quilter Labs booth (15120, located in the new North Hall), Jan. 25-28.  He’ll have a selection of new and vintage Optigan/Orchestron discs for you to try out, and of course will be answering questions and listening to your feedback and feature requests. Pea [...]

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