IMPORTANT: This is a downloadable product. Upon payment, you will be sent a download link and code via email. If you don’t receive this email within a few minutes of ordering, please check your spam folder. If you still don’t get the email, let us know, and we’ll get you sorted out manually. Also, please note that this set DOES NOT include any material from any of the brand new Optigan/Orchestron discs we’ve created in recent years. Only material from the original/vintage 1970s discs is included here.
Please note that there are two options for purchasing this set. You can purchase it by itself from this page, but you can also purchase it in a discount bundle with my Optigan Archives Vol. 1.
This definitive downloadable collection of samples recorded directly from the original/vintage Optigan/Orchestron/Talentmaker discs and hardware includes:
Each sound loop from each disc was individually sampled, including each note on the keyboard, to give the most realistic representation of the original instruments. You get:
To hear brief sound clips from these sample sets, and to find out more information about the discs, please visit these pages:
Note that, since it’s impossible to implement the unique playback characteristics of a real Optigan/Talentmaker on any sampler we’re aware of, these programs are not set up to actually emulate the real-time performance experience of the original instruments. Rather, the chord loops and keyboard scales are set up in separate programs, which provide everything you need to re-create the classic sound of these instruments in a recording environment. Of course, the sample sets can be used in a live performance situation, it’s just that they can’t act exactly like a real Optigan/Talentmaker would. (For that purpose we’ll soon be offering a software Optigan emulation- watch this space for details!) Also included is a booklet of detailed liner notes outlining a brief history of the instruments, technical notes on the samples themselves, and performance tips.
LEGAL STUFF: You are free to use these samples in your own musical creations for commercial and/or personal use, without any additional license fee to me, but I maintain the copyright on the samples themselves, and any redistribution of the samples in any form outside your own original musical creations is strictly forbidden. As far as is known, all original recordings were made on a work-for-hire basis, but since the actual contracts no longer exist, and most of the original artists are unknown, I cannot be held responsible for any residual payments owed to any artists who may step forward with a legitimate and verifiable claim to them. To date, this has never happened, and I don’t expect it to, but in theory it could, in which case the end user will be liable for such fees/payments. Note that this would only be an issue in cases where the samples are used commercially. Please respect the amount of work that went into creating this archive, and don’t put this stuff up on a torrent! Any use of this product constitutes agreement to these terms in their entirety.