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Ye olde Optigan Archives. These posts drive the Optigan Archive page.

Original ca 1972 Optigan Promotional Demo Recordings by Johnny Largo

Posted by peahix on 23rd March 2017

I finally got around to assembling and uploading some miscellaneous Optigan demo recordings made by Johnny Largo ca 1972. Some of these recordings have previously been heard elsewhere, but many of them are seeing the light of day for the first time here, direct from the original studio master tapes. Unfortunately Johnny didn’t last long [...]

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One of the Long-Lost Optigan TV Commercials Finally Found!

Posted by peahix on 14th May 2013

Very cool news! I knew that eventually an Optigan TV commercial would turn up! Youtube user chumrain writes this: Finally…one has been found (I know that several people have been searching high and low and haven’t come up with anything). Here is a long-lost television commercial for the Optigan, starring actor Carl Betz. This is [...]

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Mike LeDoux Memorial American Cancer Society Donation for 2010

Posted by peahix on 18th January 2011

Continuing in the tradition of donating 10% of the proceeds of the Optigan Archives Vol. 1 sample set to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mike LeDoux, the total donation for 2010 came to $248.20. My continued thanks to everyone who has purchased this sample set.

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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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Optigan Disc Production Flow Chart

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A flowchart illustrating the timeline of Optigan disc manufacturing.

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Inter-office Memo

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A telephone memo, for comic relief.

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Improved Disc Mastering System

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Mike LeDoux’s thoughts on optical disc mastering.

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Circular Photo-Electric Sound Track Joint Closure

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A design change issue from Mike LeDoux.

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The Optigan Master Reels

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

An index of the contents of the Optigan master reels.

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Prototype Optigans from a Parallel Universe!!!

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Take a look at these…

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