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Optigan Disc Production Flow Chart

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A flowchart illustrating the timeline of Optigan disc manufacturing.

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Inter-office Memo

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A telephone memo, for comic relief.

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Improved Disc Mastering System

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Mike LeDoux’s thoughts on optical disc mastering.

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Circular Photo-Electric Sound Track Joint Closure

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A design change issue from Mike LeDoux.

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The Optigan Master Reels

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

An index of the contents of the Optigan master reels.

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How To Make An Optigan Disc – Then and Now

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

A photo essay documenting the creation of Optigan discs.

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Who wrote the musical arrangements for the discs?

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Most of the arrangements weren’t “written” per se, but were improvised by the session guys based on certain guidelines laid down by Johnny, Mike and Marshall. The earliest sessions were very haphazard in this respect, and contain excessive noodling. Later on, Johnny Largo contracted arrangements from a variety of artists.

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Who played the instruments encoded on the discs?

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Over the years, a wide variety of session musicians played for Optigan. The earliest sessions were produced in Cologne, Germany, and constitute the bulk of material that was actually released as discs. The German session musicians can be heard chatting away auf Deutsch in the background of many of the master tapes. Back in the [...]

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How were the discs made?

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Click here to see a photo essay of the disc-making process.

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Who produced the discs?

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

The core production team for the Optigan discs was Mike LeDoux and Marshall Pearlman. Marshall really oversaw the project as a whole, and Mike was largely responsible for actually creating the discs themselves.

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