This one is from fellow optigoner Tom Herbers… “The band Low, from Duluth Minnesota has used Optigan® on many of their recordings. The GAP is now using one of their tracks in a new holiday TV ad! Th
Optigan: a Sound Investment???
So I was watching CNBC the other day, and a commercial for Robertson Stevens Investment Bankers came on… It was, of course, a typical mutual fund commercial, except for the fact that the background
Marilyn Manson at the Optigan
Apparently Marilyn Manson is using an Optigan® on his upcoming album. I’m not sure if this is entirely correct, but from what I understand he’s using it in the context of some kind of musical numerolo
“Beebo” on The Powerpuff Girls
Keep on the lookout for a Powerpuff Girls episode called “Pet Feud,” which features a character named “Beebo,” after the Optiganally Yours song of the same title! Here’s a coupla pics of beebo…. one
Pulse Magazine article
The Optigan® was recently featured in Tower’s Pulse Magazine. We will post a .pdf of the article here shortly.
The Mark Vail affair
Anyone who has read my original “Optigans Anonymous” article may remember that one of the first people I tried to contact for information about the Optigan® was Mark Vail- the Vintage Synth columnist
Keyboard Magazine article
The Optigan® was recently featured in Keyboard Magazine. We will have a .pdf of the article posted here shortly.
Sound On Sound Magazine article
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