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'Uncategorized' Posts Getting A Makeover

Posted by peahix on 22nd April 2019

Hi all- Just a quick note to say things have been a little slow at lately because the site is currently getting a makeover. The new look will debut soon!

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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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Just FYI

Posted by peahix on 27th April 2016

Hi all, I broke my wrist on my dominant hand a couple weeks ago, and am finding it very difficult to do most things with just my left hand, including computer stuff, packing and shipping, etc, so my apologies if I’m a bit slow in responding for the time being. Pea

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Rami Jaffee Tests Drives His Newly Restored Optigan

Posted by peahix on 10th February 2015

Recently our good friend and associate Robert Becker restored and customized an Optigan 35012 for Rami Jaffee of Foo Fighters and Wallflowers fame. Robert works at Quilter Labs, and he arranged an unveiling and test drive for Rami at their office. Thanks to Rami for letting us film the occasion and post it here for [...]

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SOLD – Optigan 35001 & 34 Discs For Sale in Los Angeles Area – $750

Posted by peahix on 27th November 2014

Former Optigan employee Mike McKittrick writes: I have a fully functional Optigan organ in good condition for sale with extras. All for $750 (cash or cashiers check only). Here’s the list- Optigan Console- Model 35001 with owners manual and cleaning wand. Optigan bench- hinged seat opens for easy storage of music discs and music books. [...]

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Johnny Largo Optigan Xmas CD – New Edition Out Now in Japan

Posted by peahix on 23rd November 2013

Our good friend Hirofumi Shimada at Stubbie Records in Japan has just released a new edition of The Joyous Sounds Of Christmas: Johnny Largo at the Optigan. The most notable difference between this new version and our original release is that they’ve overdubbed some cute little kids (the Nobuka Sisters) singing on top of the [...]

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Optigan Cabinet Parts – Free for Pickup ONLY in San Diego

Posted by peahix on 6th November 2013

Hi all, I’ve got some random Optigan cabinetry leftovers that I will most likely never get around to using, and am now offering them up for free. The only catch is, you have to come pick up anything/everything at my house in San Diego, 92105. I will not ship any of this stuff. Any requests [...]

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2012 Year-End Cancer Research Donation

Posted by peahix on 29th December 2012 has just made its annual donation to cancer research, in memory of Mike Le Doux, the guy responsible for making all those Optigan discs in the early 70s. 10% of the proceeds from our Optigan Archives Vol. 1 sample set goes to cancer research, and this year $235.00 goes to the Jimmy Fund. Please [...]

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Posted by peahix on 13th December 2012

Hi all, I’m finally getting around to sifting through the site with a fine-toothed comb, updating/adding information and squashing bugs and/or dead links. This site was originally put together in the mid 1990s, and there are several aspects from those days that have stubbornly remained. If you notice anything that needs attention, feel free to [...]

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New 2011 Optigan Disc – VIBRASCAPE

Posted by peahix on 28th November 2011

NOW SHIPPING! Like our popular PIANOSCAPE disc, VIBRASCAPE presents the sound of the vibraphone in a uniquely Optigan fashion. The keyboard tones are arranged as a series of rhythmic patterns that create hypnotic, pulsating soundscapes when chords are played. (This disc is not particularly suited to melodic playing). The chord buttons feature sustained bowed vibraphone [...]

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