Optigan® Disc – SURF ROCK!


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We hope to have this item in stock soon, but for the time being, please order this item direct from Quilter Labs’ Panoptigon site. Sorry for the hassle!

Please note: In the past, we’ve provided fully printed jackets with many of our discs. Due to changes in production which now allow us to keep a constant stock of our discs, we no longer are printing jackets for them. The discs come in white jackets with small labels affixed which show the original artwork and descriptive text. Thanks for your understanding!

Note: the guitar scale on this disc is a different take than was used for the Orchestron Tremolo Guitar disc. The take used here has an articulated rhythmic pattern as opposed to the straight 16th-note pattern used for the Orchestron disc.

Surf’s up! It’s time to wax the board and catch a wave!
Optigan.com is proud to present Surf Rock, featuring the
vintage sounds of the 1960’s surf scene. For this music
program disc, we’ve gone into the recording studio with a
couple of SoCal’s best surf rockers.

Reverb enthusiast Matt Quilter is one-half of the guitar
assault from the award-winning Reventlos, whose quirky
instro albums alternately intrigue and horrify surf music
purists. In addition to his duties on guitar, he co-produced
the documentary feature Pounding Surf! an insider’s look
at the SoCal surf music scene from 1961 to the present
day. For the Optigan® session, he chose from his arsenal a
Fender Stratocaster played through a blond Fender
Tremolux and Reverb unit, both from 1963.

Lee “Kix” rarely strays from playing Death-Surf / Afro-Billy
music with the Reventlos. However in days past he has
recorded with world famous instrumental guitar gods, The
Ventures. As a veteran of many Linn Drum sessions, Kix
is no stranger to having his drums sampled for posterity.
The Optigan® session was recorded with vintage 1960’s
Oaklawn Camco drums, 20×14 bass drum and 14×5.5
metal snare. T he 12×8 and 14×10 toms used in the session
were obtained when Kix was a Los Angeles Camco endorsee in the mid-70’s.

Guitar and Bass played by Matt Quilter.

Drums played by William Lee “Kix”

Music arranged by Matt Quilter and William Lee “Kix”

Music produced, edited, and mastered by Pea Hicks.

Engineered and Mixed by Jon O’Brien. Recorded at The Music Box Studios, Garden Grove CA.

Disc creation software, disc production cover artwork and jacket layout by Robert Becker

Cover artwork by Mark Crafford.


LEFT HAND: Bass, guitar, and drums.

RIGHT HAND: Tremolo electric guitar.

SPECIAL EFFECTS SWITCHES: 1. Guitar Gliss, 2. Drums, 3. Tom-
Toms, 4. Snare Fill, 5. Guitar C Chord.

Please read the blog post here for information about the licensing agreement and usage guidelines for this disc.