Hell Freezes Over – Five New Vako Orchestron Discs Announced!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQHxFV9LHq0

Did hell freeze over today without anybody telling me?

Optigan.com’s Pea Hicks today announced FIVE (5 count ’em) new Vako Orchestron discs.

  • VIOLIN and PIPE ORGAN are Orchestron originals, newly remastered.
  • STRING ENSEMBLE is a previously unheard scale taken from the original Optigan / Orchestron master tapes.
  • TREMOLO ELECTRIC GUITAR and PIANO are newly recorded scales made specifically for these discs.

Any new discs for the obscure Vako Orchestron would be newsworthy – but five new disks is unheard of.

The Vako Orchestron is an obscure opto-mechanical keyboard sample playback instrument, best known for its use by Kraftwerk.

According to Wikipedia, only 8 sounds were originally made available for the Vako Orchestron.

Check out the String Ensemble Vako Orchestron Disc demo above, and the other 4 new sound disc demos below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTziZnkmeAE

Vako Orchestron Disc Pipe Organ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCoUDb2Vcbg

Vako Orchestron Disc Violin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2PUP3cSwsE

Vako Orchestron Disc Piano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYGoxgzn2YA

Vako Orchestron Disc Tremolo Electric Guitar

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