Just thought I’d post a link to this eBay auction for a double-manual Orchestron. These are definitely very rare- I’ve only ever seen one other for sale. As for his comment about all the Orchestron di
Radioaktivox Now Shipping!
We’re pleased to announce that the initial run of our new Optigan® disc – Radioaktivox – is now shipping! [nggallery id=5] We’ve done an initial run of 25 copies, of which we’re keeping two, and ten h
Radioaktivox Rev. B
https://youtu.be/7FLKmIe9PfM This is a test of the final release version of our new Optigan® disc, Radioaktivox. Please note that the audio distortion is from my camera and not on the Radioaktivox dis
NEW Optigan® disc – RADIOTAKTIVOX – Now taking pre-orders!
https://youtu.be/G6V_e6-ThsE It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! We are now ready to release the first in a series of new, high quality Optigan® discs. We’ve listened to your feedback and have prod
MIDI Optigan® & Reaktigan Emulation Software Demo
https://youtu.be/xCh_Jh_Gro0 This is a demo of a project that’s actually been kicking around for a few years, but is currently on the back-burner. But I figured it at least deserves a demo video. This
German Optigan® Radio Show
Michael Junck has produced a German language radio show about the Optigan. It features lots of music he made (covers, mash-ups, etc) using time-stretched Optigan® samples. Here’s a version of the Spice Girls “Wannabe” that he made. Maybe I should brush up on my German- I took four years of it in highschool but can hardly remember a damn thing!
Michael has also made some simple transcriptions of various Optigan® riffs which he says may or may not be of use to anyone else. I haven’t had a close look at his shorthand, but I’ll paste his list here in case anyone might find it useful:
New Optigan® Diagnostic Test Disc Samples
Hi all- Robert had a couple of Optigan® diagnostic test discs made: These discs have various test tones, sweeps, etc on them, as well as some sound files taken directly from the “Rock & Rhythm” ma
New Optigan® Disc Survey
We now have the ability to create new discs for the Optigan®, Orchestron and Talentmaker from scratch, using any sounds we (or you) like. We intend to offer these new discs to the public, but the prod
Robert’s Tips for Teens #2: Silver Highlights on Optigan® Logo
I went to Michael’s Craft and Floral to see if they had stuff to replace the silver highlights on the Optigan® metronome logo I got from you. After looking at all the silver leaf options,
Robert’s Tips for Teens #1: Litho Tape for Metronome Windows
Robert Becker, the genius who worked out the software for generating new optigan® disc images from digital audio files, has a couple of optigan® restoration tips, so I thought I’d post them as blog en