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'Orchestron' Posts

Optigan Family Portrait

Posted by peahix on 7th March 2012

Robert sent me this nice shot he took of my Talentmaker posing with his two Orchestron Model A’s and his Optigan 35012!

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Three New Vako Orchestron Discs: VIBRAPHONE, FLUTE & CELLO

Posted by peahix on 26th September 2011

We’re happy to announce today that we have three new Orchestron discs available: the all-new VIBRAPHONE, and the remastered FLUTE & CELLO. Click the links to place your orders. Each disc will get limited 25 piece run, so don’t miss out! The FLUTE and CELLO disc complete our run of original Orchestron disc remasters. From [...]

Posted in New Optigan / Orchestron Discs, Orchestron, Shoptigan | 5 Comments »

Orchestron Demos by Dieter VanMarcke

Posted by peahix on 13th June 2011

Our good friend Dieter VanMarcke made a nice series of Orchestron demo videos, many of which feature our new and remastered discs. You can view the whole playlist here:

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Pea Demonstrates Optigan & Orchestron

Posted by peahix on 30th January 2011

A few months ago, I did a little Optigan/Orchestron demo at the NAMM Music of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA. The proceedings were taped and uploaded to Mellodrama‘s YouTube channel. Robert Becker makes a cameo as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfDY9OY2X6E

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New 2011 Optigan 2-disc STRINGS Style Pak and Orchestron VOCAL CHOIR

Posted by peahix on 22nd January 2011

We’re pround to announce our latest round of new Optigan and Orchestron discs! For the Optigan, we have the 2-disc STRING Style-Pak, and for the Orchestron, we have the remastered VOCAL CHOIR. To order your copies, get thee to Ye Olde Shoptigan! Oh, and we also have a new Twitter account where you can follow [...]

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Orchestron Model C on eBay in Europe

Posted by peahix on 13th January 2011

Our friend Dieter in Belgium has his Orchestron Model C listed on eBay right now, complete with a selection of our recent Orch discs, as well as several vintage discs in their own seperate auctions.

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Matt Cunitz’s Orchestron Activities

Posted by peahix on 21st July 2010

Just got this email update from Matt Cunitz (of Vintage Keyboard Repair): I thought you (and your blog readers) might be interested to know that I will be playing my Orchestron model D live from the studios of KPFA this Thursday, July 22nd at 10pm on Derk Richardson’s “The Hear & Now program.”  I am [...]

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Hear our Orchestron Sax disc on David Letterman, 7/14

Posted by peahix on 9th July 2010

Hey all, Laurie Anderson will be performing on David Letterman on Wed, 7/14. As you know, Rob Burger plays an Orchestron in Laurie’s band, and he mentioned to me that he’ll be using our remastered Saxophone disc on that show. Who knows whether it’ll be audible in the mix, but maybe at least we’ll be [...]

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Rob Burger: playing Orchestron with Laurie Anderson

Posted by peahix on 22nd June 2010

Rob Burger is a New York based composer and multi-instrumentalist. As a session player for many well-known artists, Rob regularly employs a variety of oddball instruments, including a Vako Orchestron. Recently, Rob has featured his Orchestron prominently on stage and in the studio with Laurie Anderson, and the Orchestron gets credited in the liner notes [...]

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Where were we in 1981?

Posted by peahix on 3rd December 2009

While perusing the Feb. 1981 issue of Keyboard Magazine, I came across this letter to the editor:

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