Panoptigon OSCILLATIONS Disc Demo

Published on Mar 12, 2019 optigandotcom

“Here’s a demo of the very first disc in the new PANOPTIGON disc format! Oscillations will be included in the basic ‘starter set’ of discs that comes with each Panoptigon. Panoptigon format discs will only be playable on Panoptigon- not on vintage Optigans or Orchestrons! We wanted to make a very basic, broadly-applicable sound akin to the Optigan “Big

Mattel Optigan with 12 Discs – Model 35012 Mediterranean

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“The Optigan has a unique sound which is attributed to the optical discs containing pre-recorded backing tracks and unique lead tone for the keyboard portion. Each disc has five accompaniment tracks which can be triggered. Usually a beat, various instrumental accompaniment & often more percussion. Each disc is loaded with unique and very musical content.

Includes Twelve

Panoptigon plays Ghost Riders In The Sky w/ Optigan Darksophone Disc

Published on Feb 15, 2019 optigandotcom

“Veteran indie rocker Pall Jenkins provided the spooky sounds for our Optigan Darksophone disc, and we thought it’d be fun to do a quick demo of this disc playing Ghost Riders In The Sky on the Panoptigon. The keyboard is split between two different melodic sounds- Marxophone and Musical Saw. Be sure to listen in stereo, as this one features the typical

Panoptigon plays Philip Glass – Einstein On The Beach – Orchestron & Optigan Discs

Published on Feb 15, 2019 optigandotcom

“While Panoptigon isn’t particularly suited to overdubbing entire arrangements with itself, we thought it’d be fun to do a quick excerpt from Philip Glass’ Einstein On The Beach (Train 1), since all the basic sounds required already exist on Orchestron / Optigan discs. Heard here are the Orchestron Flute, Saxophone, Solo Female Voice, and Pipe Organ discs

Panoptigon plays Optigan Vox Humana Disc

Published on Feb 14, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo, this time featuring the rare vintage Optigan Vox Humana disc. The choir sound heard on this disc is the same as heard on the Orchestron Vocal Choir disc, famously used by Kraftwerk in the 70s. This demo features the onboard hall reverb effect, with no additional processing.”

Panoptigon plays Orchestron Vibraphone & Drehorgel Discs

Published on Feb 14, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo, this time layering two of our Orchestron discs- Vibraphone & Drehorgel. This demo features the onboard hall reverb effect on the Vibraphone, with no additional processing.”

Panoptigon plays Orchestron Piano Disc

Published on Feb 13, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo, for a rainy day in SoCal- this time an improvisation on our Orchestron Piano disc. This disc can’t really be played like a typical piano sound you might find on most keyboards, due to the unique constant-looping playback characteristics of the Orchestron. We placed each individual note at a position on a 16th-note grid, which

Panoptigon plays Giant Steps & Yakety Sax on Orchestron Saxophone Discs

Published on Feb 12, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo- this time a a comparison of a vintage Orchestron Saxophone disc with our remastered edition of the same disc. The vintage disc plays a midi file of Coltrane’s Giant Steps, while the remastered disc plays a midi file of Boots Randolph’s Yakety Sax. The reverb is onboard the Panoptigon, and there’s a bit more applied in Giant Steps

Panoptigon plays Kraftwerk URANIUM with Vintage Orchestron VOCAL CHOIR Disc

Published on Feb 11, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo- this time a rendition of Kraftwerk’s URANIUM, using a vintage Orchestron Vocal Choir disc, including the onboard hall reverb. No other external effects, EQ, or processing were added to the Panoptigon signal. The disc used here is identical to the disc used by Kraftwerk on the original 1975 recording made with a Vako Orchestron.

Panoptigon plays Vintage Orchestron PIPE ORGAN Disc

Published on Feb 11, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo- this time an improvisation using a vintage Orchestron Pipe Organ disc, including the onboard hall reverb. You can find info about pre-ordering a Panoptigon here: http://optigan.com/2019/01/panoptigon…”