We’ve received sample copies of discs made with the film processor that we will need to buy in order to bring Optigan disc-making in house, and everything looks/sounds as it should. Now we just need to gather up the funds to make this initial purchase. This particular machine will cost around $15k, which includes shipping from Germany and any import taxes we may be liable for.
Our current thinking is this: we’ve had some generous offers of direct donations from several folks, which we have begun accepting. Between those donations and our own personal funds, we’ll see how far that gets us toward our ultimate goal. Then we may launch a crowdfunding campaign to get us the rest of the way. We’re currently working on merch that will be available soon regardless of whether we go the crowdfunding route. All proceeds will go toward our disc-making project.
If you’d like to make a direct donation to our interim goal, please reach out to us directly!