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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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Optigan Patents

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

View some of the original Optigan patents.

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How To Make An Optigan Disc – Then and Now

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A photo essay documenting the creation of Optigan discs.

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Do the master tapes for the Optigan discs still exist?

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Yes and no. All of the original 8 and 16 track masters are gone, but fortunately Mike held on to the 1/4″ stereo mix-down masters. These are probably the most useful tapes to have anyway. I am the current legal owner of these tapes, and have copyrighted the material contained on them. All 40-odd hours [...]

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