Recently I had a custom modified spindle made for my Panoptigon that allows me to play Chilton Talentmaker discs. The spindle size on the Talentmaker is slightly smaller than the Optigan® and Orchestron, making this modification necessary to play these discs. Please note that this is NOT a supported “feature” of the Panoptigon, and modifying your unit in this way will void its warranty. Nevertheless, it’s a good way to get clean recordings of Talentmaker discs!
I thought I’d make a short demo of each disc. Obviously this is just some simple one-take noodling and doesn’t represent any real musical effort. The idea is just to get a taste of what each disc sounds like. If you’d like to hear the Talentmaker in action on some actual songs, check out our album “Optiganally Yours Presents: Exclusively Talentmaker.”
You can also buy a sample library of all of the vintage Talentmaker discs.