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'New Optigan / Orchestron Discs' Posts

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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Reed & Caroline’s New Album HELLO SCIENCE feat. Custom Orchestron Disc

Posted by peahix on 8th July 2018

Recently we collaborated on a custom Orchestron disc for the synth pop duo Reed & Caroline. They sent over some of Caroline’s vocal textures and we turned them into an exclusive disc called “Caroline.” Sorry- this is a private title and not available for purchase! You can hear the Caroline disc as well as other [...]

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New 2018 Optigan Disc – SAMBA! w/ Marimba on Keyboard

Posted by peahix on 25th February 2018

Please click here to pre-order this title. From the depths of the Optigan master tape archives comes this previously unreleased SAMBA jam, paired with a Marimba keyboard scale that similarly went unused back in the 70s. Though we have previously released the marimba sound for Orchestron, it’s making its first Optigan appearance on this disc. [...]

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2018 Limited Time Offer – Buy Optigan/Orchestron Discs From Our Back Catalog!

Posted by peahix on 25th February 2018

For a very limited one-month time period only, from now until March 25th 2018, we’re offering an opportunity to buy discs from our back-catalog (click this link to go to the web store). Normally we’re not able to keep these titles in stock, because historically the vendor that makes the raw discs has required a [...]

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RIP Ralph Carney

Posted by peahix on 17th December 2017

Crushed to hear of the sudden passing of our friend and peerless talent Ralph Carney. Ralph lent us his playing on our Bass Clarinet Orchestron disc, which is at least one weird way he’ll keep tooting his horn.

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Vako Orchestron VIOLIN Disc Demo – KRAFTWERK – Franz Schubert

Posted by peahix on 25th April 2017

I transcribed the Vako Orchestron VIOLIN disc parts from Kraftwerk’s “Franz Schubert” and put together a little demo / cover version. I cheated and used samples instead of learning the parts and playing them live on a real Orchestron, but hey, life’s too short. You can get my Orchestron samples here. I put this together [...]

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