Optigan® / Orchestron / Talentmaker: The Optical Organ Toolkit


A definitive downloadable collection of samples recorded directly from the original/vintage Optigan/Orchestron/Talentmaker discs and hardware

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IMPORTANT: This is a downloadable product. Upon payment, you will be sent a download link and code via email. If you don’t receive this email within a few minutes of ordering, please check your spam folder. If you still don’t get the email, let us know, and we’ll get you sorted out manually. Also, please note that this set DOES NOT include any material from any of the brand new Optigan/Orchestron discs we’ve created in recent years. Only material from the original/vintage 1970s discs is included here.

Please note that there are two options for purchasing this set. You can purchase it by itself from this page, but you can also purchase it in a discount bundle with my Optigan® Archives Vol. 1.

This definitive downloadable collection of samples recorded directly from the original/vintage Optigan/Orchestron/Talentmaker discs and hardware includes:

  • All the samples from our legacy Akai format CD-Rom (now only available by special request) in .wav format (suitable for use in any DAW)
  • Keyboard-based programs in Native Instruments Kontakt format
  • Additional sample sets covering all known released revisions of each Optigan® disc that had them. Some early discs were released in 2 or 3 different versions over time, featuring different drum loops, etc. Often these differences were subtle, but hey, I’m a completist, so shoot me! 🙂
  • A bonus handful of sample sets made from prototype Optigan® and Talentmaker discs that were never released to the public
  • Scans of various catalogs/brochures for all three instruments, and liner notes from the jacket of each Optigan® disc
  • The original legacy Akai CD-Rom liner notes booklet in .pdf format
  • Included are all of the chord loop sets for all of the Optigan® and Talentmaker discs, and all of the keyboard scales for the Optigan®, Orchestron and Talentmaker.

Each sound loop from each disc was individually sampled, including each note on the keyboard, to give the most realistic representation of the original instruments. You get:

Optigan® Chord Sets:

  • Banjo Sing-Along (Rev. D & P)
  • Big Band Beat (Rev. A)
  • Big Organ & Drums (Rev. L, P & R)
  • Big Top Marching Band (Rev. C)
  • Bluegrass Banjo (Rev. A)
  • Bossa Nova Style (Rev. D & K)
  • Cathedral Organ (Rev. A)
  • Cha Cha Cha! (Rev. A)
  • Champagne Music (Rev. A)
  • Classic Guitar 4/4 (Rev. J)
  • Country Sunshine (Rev. B)
  • Country Waltz (Rev. A)
  • Dixieland Strut (Rev. A)
  • Down Home (Rev. B)
  • Easy Does It With Vibes (Rev. N)
  • Folk & Other Moods- Guitar (Rev. D & N)
  • Gay 90’s Waltz (Rev. A)
  • Gospel Rock (Rev. A)
  • Guitar Boogie (Rev. A)
  • Guitar In 3/4 Time (Rev. B & J)
  • Hear & Now (Rev. A)
  • Latin Fever (Rev. B, G & H)
  • Majestic Pipe Organ (Rev. B)
  • Mazurka (Rev. A) Movin’! (Rev. B)
  • Nashville Country (Rev. F & M)
  • New Orleans Blues (Rev. A)
  • Organ Sing-Along (Rev. H & K)
  • Polka! (Rev. A)
  • Polynesian Village (Rev. B)
  • Pop Piano Plus Guitar (Rev. N, O & U)
  • Rock And Rhythm (Rev. F)
  • Rollin’ Easy (Rev. B & C)
  • Romantic Strings (Rev. A)
  • Singing Rhythm (Rev. C)
  • Sleigh Ride (Rev. A)
  • Swing It! (Rev. A)
  • The Blues- Sweet & Low (Rev. H & J)
  • Vox Humana (Rev. A)
  • Waltz Time (Rev. E & N)


  • Mod Rock (Rev C)
  • Bluegrass
  • Big Organ & Drums (special effects tabs only)

Optigan® Keyboard Scales:

  • B3 (5 different types)
  • B3 Leslie (5 different types)
  • Combo Organ 1 (3 different types)
  • Combo Organ 2 (2 different types)
  • Choir
  • Marimba
  • Oboe
  • Saxophone


  • Mandolin

Talentmaker Chord Sets:

  • Beguine
  • Bossa Nova
  • Bounce-A-Long
  • Cha Cha
  • Cocktail Piano
  • County Fair 3/4
  • County Fair 4/4
  • Dixieland
  • German Band
  • Guitar 4/4
  • Hawaii 3/4
  • Hawaii 4/4
  • Mambo
  • Marching Band
  • Nashville Organ
  • Polka Band
  • Rhumba Rhythm
  • Skating Rink Waltz
  • Waltz Guitar


  • Hawaii 3/4 aka Luxury Liner (SFX tabs only)
  • Hawaii 4/4 (SFX tabs only)

Talentmaker Keyboard Scales:

  • B3
  • Clarinet
  • Farfisa 1
  • Farfisa 2
  • Marimba

Orchestron Keyboard Scales:

  • Cello
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Organ (Hammond B3)
  • Pipe Organ
  • Saxophone
  • Violins
  • Vocal Choir


To hear brief sound clips from these sample sets, and to find out more information about the discs, please visit these pages:

Note that, since it’s impossible to implement the unique playback characteristics of a real Optigan/Talentmaker on any sampler we’re aware of, these programs are not set up to actually emulate the real-time performance experience of the original instruments. Rather, the chord loops and keyboard scales are set up in separate programs, which provide everything you need to re-create the classic sound of these instruments in a recording environment. Of course, the sample sets can be used in a live performance situation, it’s just that they can’t act exactly like a real Optigan/Talentmaker would. (For that purpose we’ll soon be offering a software Optigan® emulation- watch this space for details!) Also included is a booklet of detailed liner notes outlining a brief history of the instruments, technical notes on the samples themselves, and performance tips.

LEGAL STUFF: You may use the Optigan® / Orchestron / Talentmaker: The Optical Organ Toolkit audio content (“Audio Content”), on a royalty-free basis, to create your own original soundtracks (ie derivative works) for your video and audio projects. You may broadcast and/or distribute your own soundtracks that were created using the Audio Content, however, individual samples, sound sets or audio loops may not be commercially or otherwise distributed on a standalone basis, nor may they be repackaged in whole or in part as audio samples, sound libraries, sound effects or music beds.