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there is a sound for every key flats/sharps major & minor

A Shure Beta 57 on the right speaker, a Shure Beta 58 on the left, and a condenser mic for room sound, running Garageband, is what I use with my Optigan. Color me a purist.

G-Force has found a way to tap into both existing & new customers who cannot find an actual Optigan w/ this application to boost sales of their recording software.

right, but keep in mind that they did this by digitally pitch-shifting the standard optigan chords.

At least the sh*t is in tune with g-force. Less of a headache, than trying to do that with the real deal using the tempo knob to fine tune…

Still waiting for Pea & Korg to come up with the Digital Optigan!

Cool comment about Pea on the G-Force site.

“More info on the original Optigan can be found at Pea Hick’s excellent website
Pea is undoubtedly the world’s foremost authority on the Optigan and has probably forgotten more than we’ll ever know about the instrument and its history.”

There’s also a funny story about Tom Waits and the Optigan on the Inside Info section.

yeah, years ago dave from g-force and i had a conversation about doing a virtual optigan, but nothing came of it. also, i remember tchad blake telling me that same story about tom waits and optigan, but i’d totally forgotten it!

pea why dont you approach korg. they made the new korg sv-1 where they took vintage sounds like the wulitzer electric piano, fender rhodes, farfisa, vox continental and put it into one machine without worries of trademark infringments.

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