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.