The Optigan® was recently featured in Sound on Sound Magazine. It was mentioned in two articles, one about Blur and the other was a how to build a website article (featuring the optigan.com website!).
The Kraftwerk Connection
A recent issue of Keyboard Magazine contained a letter to the editor which pointed out that the haunting vocal choir sounds on the early Kraftwerk albums Radioactivity and Trans-Europe Express did not
Steve Hackett & the Optigan
Steve Hackett & the Optigan® Some of the earliest email I ever received regarding the Optigan® concerned the appearance of our little brown friend on the song Sentimental Institution by ex-Genesis
Optigan® invades Holland
Gus Wylde had mentioned to me that he had heard that the last 100 Mattel-produced Optigans were shipped to Holland. But it wasn’t until recently that I found out more info about this mysterious shipme
Optigan® at the Drive In movies?!?
A few months ago I got this email: I’ve had a lot of fun looking at your Optigan® sites (killing two birds with one email stone here), especially finding out I own albums on which it was used. But, wh
The Strange Kiss Connection
Last year I was contacted by a guy at A&M Studios in regards to a producer who was looking for an Optigan. Apparently, Bruce Fairbairn (80’s glam-metal guru whose extensive credits include Aerosmi