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Panoptigon OSCILLATIONS Disc Demo

Posted by peahix on 12th March 2019

Here’s a demo of the very first disc in the new PANOPTIGON disc format! Oscillations will be included in the basic “starter set” of discs that comes with each Panoptigon. Panoptigon format discs will only be playable on Panoptigon- not on vintage Optigans or Orchestrons! We wanted to make a very basic, broadly-applicable sound akin [...]

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Optigan Article in Electronic Sound Magazine

Posted by peahix on 19th February 2019

Happy to have lent a hand with this article about the Optigan by Mat Smith in the latest issue of Electronic Sound Magazine!

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Laurie Anderson – Optigan / Panoptigon 2010 One-Off Disc Demo

Posted by peahix on 11th February 2019

This is a historical oddity that was never intended for public consumption, but in honor of Laurie Anderson’s Grammy Award for LANDFALL (which prominently features Robert Becker’s heavily modified “Optigan Pro”), we thought it’d be fun to share this and get in a quick Panoptigon demo at the same time. When we lent Laurie the [...]

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Panoptigon @ NAMM 2019 Coverage

Posted by peahix on 27th January 2019

Robert Becker has been holding down the fort at the Quilter Labs NAMM booth all weekend (Pea joined him on Friday) showing off the new Panoptigon! Reverb.com has included us in their “best in show” list, and overall folks are really digging it! Optigan.com will be taking pre-orders for the first limited run of Panoptigons [...]

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PANOPTIGON – Available Soon! Showing Production Units at NAMM

Posted by peahix on 19th January 2019

Happy 2019, Optigoners! We’re happy to announce that the PANOPTIGON – the new Optigan/Orchestron disc-playing hardware developed by our associate Robert Becker & his company Quilter Labs – will finally be available in an initial limited quantity production run of 25 units for US customers in 2019. (The initial run are not approved for Europe [...]

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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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New Prototype Optigan/Orchestron Disc Player – Sound Demo

Posted by peahix on 14th November 2017

Robert Becker has been making steady progress (in his spare time) on his new Optigan/Orchestron disc player, which we hope will be put into production at some point. There’s still lots of work to be done, bugs to iron out, things to be fine-tuned, code to be optimized, etc, but it’s currently playable (via MIDI), [...]

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