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Two New Orchestron Discs – Solo Trumpet & Solo Trombone

Posted by peahix on 22nd November 2012

Now taking pre-orders for two new Orchestron Discs- Solo Trumpet and Solo Trombone! Both of these sounds are acoustic instrument recordings that come from the original Optigan/Orchestron master tapes, but were never actually used on any discs until now! The discs will ship just as soon as we can get them fabricated!

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GForce Software Releases OrchesTron Expansion for M-Tron Pro

Posted by peahix on 30th October 2012 has licensed our Orchestron sounds (both old and new) to GForce Software for the new OrchesTron expansion pack for their M-Tron Pro software. Dave Spiers has produced his usual snazzy promo video for the release, which gives a great overview of the Orchestron along with some quick demos of the software: This is a [...]

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Interview with Mark Warchol, Opsonar/Orchestron R&D Engineer

Posted by peahix on 21st March 2012

Recently we were contacted by Mark Warchol, an engineer who worked for Opsonar. He was involved in the early development of the Orchestron Model A. I conducted a brief email interview with Mark, and Robert got a chance to meet him in person. Here he is posing with Robert’s Orchestrons. Q: Can you give us [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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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