At the 2019 NAMM Show, Quilter Labs will officially introduce the Panoptigon, a new instrument that updates the technology of the 70’s Optigan/Orchestron ‘optical organ’ sample playback keyboards.
The boutique sample playback instrument will be available in an initial production run of 25 units, for US customers, in 2019. (The initial run are not approved for Europe, due to additional requirements that will be addressed on the next build.)
The Panoptigon can play back vintage and modern Optigan & Orchestron discs, but also goes beyond the capabilities of the original devices.
Here’s a video demo of one of the prototypes:
Quilter Labs will be showing the first two production units at NAMM this year.
Here’s an example of the Panoptigon playing Kraftwerk’s Franz Schubert on a vintage Vako Orchestron Violin disc:
Pricing and Availability
The Panoptig0n will be available for pre-order via Optigan for US $3,999.