Panoptigon Sample Playback Instrument Now Available

The Panoptigon – a modern take on the Optigan and Vako Orchestron optical sample playback instruments of the 1970’s – is now available.… Read More Panoptigon Sample Playback Instrument Now Available

QUILTER PANOPTIGON Now Available

Some pics and details via Noisebug, who also as it listed on Rerverb here. Be sure to check out the pics with the cool transparent brown dust cover.

“The Panoptigon represents the culmination of years of research and development that carries an awesome vintage instrument into the modern era. Redesigned from the ground up, the Panoptigon empowers the artist with MIDI, modern effects, and a

Synthplex 2019 – Introducing the Panoptigon

Published on Apr 22, 2019 KeyboardMagazine

“Stephen Fortner checks out the new Optigan/Orchestron disc-playing hardware at Synthplex 2019.”

Panoptigon plays Optigan Surf Rock Disc

Published on Mar 21, 2019 optigandotcom

“Here’s another demo improvisation on the Panoptigon, this time featuring the Optigan Surf Rock disc. Be sure to listen in stereo, as this one features the typical Optigan hard-panning between the chords/drums on the left and the keyboard on the right. Apart from the Panoptigon’s onboard hall reverb, no other effects or EQ were applied.”

Panoptigon Plays Optigan Symphonic Strings Disc

Published on Mar 20, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo, this time featuring the Optigan Symphonic Strings Disc. This demo features the onboard hall reverb, with no additional processing.”

Panoptigon Plays Orchestron Vibraphone Disc

Published on Mar 19, 2019 optigandotcom

“Another Panoptigon demo, this time featuring the Orchestron Vibraphone disc played back at various manual pitch settings. The playback speed of the Panoptigon has a much wider range than a vintage Optigan or Orchestron. This demo features the onboard hall reverb and delay effects, with no additional processing. Also heard is the reverse mode.”

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

via this auction

“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