Optigan.com Triple Header Sound Disc Set Features Unheard Sounds

Optigan.com has announced a new sound disc for the vintage Optigan keyboard – Triple Header 2:

“By popular demand, we’ve ported three more Orchestron sounds to the Optigan, and have also dug into the Optigan master tape archives for more unreleased material recorded 40+ years ago, and only now seeing the light of day.”

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Crudlabs Intros Crudman – A ‘Walkman Mellotron’


Crudlabs has introduced the Crudman – a monophonic Mellotron-like instrument, designed around a single cassette Walkman.


The Crudman, above, is based around a Walkman which has been elaborately hacked so that a tape of a looped or droning sound (or any other sound) can be precisely sped up or slowed down, via MIDI or 1v/octave CV, to accurately hit notes over a range of 3 octaves.

The Crudman can be used monophonically, or multiple Crudmans can be used polyphonically.

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TAL-Sampler An Analog-Modeling Synth With Sampling Sound Engine


TAL has introduced TAL-Sampler – a full-featured analog-modeled synthesizer with a sampler engine as sound source.

It offers a powerful modulation matrix and a high quality self-oscillating 24/12/6 dB low pass filter.

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