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Orgon Systems (Enigiser and Modular) incl sounds

Post by Lambda » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:32 am

What is the story?

Love the products but there is no trace of the Orgon Systems today, what happened?

How many Enigisers/Modulars where made?

Sadly I only have questions and no answers.

Please share any info about the whereabouts of this company and its founder Geoff.
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Post by Somatic » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:30 am

you seem to be the guru on this as you love the products, so your several steps ahead of me.
care to share what info you have already?
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Post by Lambda » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:57 am

Of course I want to share the little I know. Most of it is, unfortunately, rumors, and that is what is so sad, no facts at all really.

The highest serial number of an Enigiser I´ve heard of is 58, but I know at least two units that has no serial at all.

Geoff was very active at the beginning and then was quiet until 2002 something, when he released the modular, perhaps 5 where delivered and the rest never got refund because he disappeared again and has been quiet ever since, of course I dont know at all if this is all true.

Geoff seemed to be a very serious person so it not likely he was running a scam on the modulars, something must have happened.

So rumors and no facts ;)
This is what I think I know, please if someone else know something, share :)

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Post by polyroy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:42 pm

I've sold a few modules to a guy who owns an orgon system and he said it was a pretty interesting piece of equipment. I'd never heard of orgon until then, but it's certainly intriguing. Forum member richard is friends with the guy I believe so maybe he'll be able to chime in with some experiences if he's used the guys system![/b]
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Post by Babaluma » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:34 am

my friend had one and left it in an attic in cornwall when he moved house...

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Post by chamomileshark » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:26 pm

I thought I'd seen him surface again a couple of years ago but then never heard anything since.

oh found it. Sadly the link doesn't work but there was a site I looked at back then

http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2006/09 ... -back.html
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Post by Lambda » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:07 pm

Babaluma wrote:my friend had one and left it in an attic in cornwall when he moved house...
:doh:
That was a monumental mistake ;)

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Post by Oldstench » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:12 pm

Are they really that good or is it a collectability/rarity thing?
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Post by Lambda » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:35 pm

They are not very popular amongst many collectors and some people does not like the sound at all.

Being a relatively new (1996) synth with no midi scared off many too.

It is not a everyones synth for sure, some love it, some hate it and the rest of the world dont care it seems sometimes.

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Post by richard » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:22 am

I've seen pretty full systems go for £600-£800 in the past couple of years, which is very cheap - and maybe shows they are obscure rather than rare. I was tempted but it was just around the time I got obsessed with Plan B. It is true that Geoff resurfaced a while ago and sold (I think) some old stock modules and a bunch of PCBs but then he apparently disappeared again, not responding to attempts at further communication etc. I haven't had enough experience to comment on the sound.
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Post by wintchil » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:48 pm

I've got an old Future Music magazine buried somewhere with a review of the Enigiser.

I remeber seeing it a few years ago whe I was digging through the mags.

The mag has to be over 10 years old at this point.

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Post by wintchil » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:52 pm

Looks like the march 1997 issue has the review. Here is a link to the 5 minute demo that was on the cd that came with the mag.

http://www.tunesbag.com/playlist-future ... ts-m814627

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Post by krisp14u » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:11 pm

I have a Orgon systems Modular
6 VCO
2 svf
3 Enigiser filters
4 VCA
3 Dual LFO’s
6-7 ADSR’s
Wave folder, noise and a few mixers all in a shocking state and in need of full refurbishment

The PCB’s where at best amateurish/home made :eek:
The front panels made of cheap PCB material was also a bit of a joke just disintegrated over time :woah:
So maybe you would say rubbish :omg:
BUT!!!!
The modules sound unbelievable and they would be one of the last things I ever lose
I am in the process as time and money allows re-panelling the whole thing with bananas
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Thinking about this Its time I got some more panels made :tu:
Cheers :guinness:

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Post by Lambda » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:16 pm

That is one of the most impressive things i've ever seen.
wow.

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Post by Ƶl8® » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:33 am

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Post by richard » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:49 pm

great project Paul - wow!

but you should build my panel before going any further :mrgreen:

jus' kidding
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Tales from the Voodoo Box (EMS Synthi A solos) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ynthesiser

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Post by richard » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:51 pm

oh, and welcome to the forum Ƶl8® :despair:
Bastard Science Vol.1 and 2 (Hordik, Buchla, Serge, EMS, Oberheim) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-1
https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ence-vol-2

Tales from the Voodoo Box (EMS Synthi A solos) https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album ... ynthesiser

Richard Scott - Several Circles https://cuspeditions.bandcamp.com/album ... al-circles

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Post by Ƶl8® » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:43 am

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Post by Lambda » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:55 pm

The person that recently sold a few Orgon modules on eBay seemed to have worked with Geoff.

"As far as i recall (2 years since we spoke) Geoff was still making modules but on a commission basis only i think?"

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Post by tstach » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:49 am

Thanks for posting the pics. I've wondered about the Orgon for some time.

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Post by krisp14u » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:49 am

Ƶl8® wrote:Didnt mean to be offensive... but i just cant see it: "That is one of the most impressive things ivé ever seen. wow."

So if i hurt your feelings krisp14u, im honestly really sorry. But runes on modulars is not my bag.
No didn’t hurt my feeling made me laugh especially the racoon bit :lol:
See it’s my synth for me I don’t give a crap how others see it if you love it fine if you hate it fine :yay:
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Post by Lambda » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:48 pm

@krisp14u

Do you also have a Enigiser? If so, how do the oscillators compare to each other?

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Post by Lambda » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:28 am

Bumping this old thread.

Is there anyone with some information?
Perhaps have a enigiser for sale? ;)

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Post by Scaff » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:31 am

Lambda wrote:Bumping this old thread.

Is there anyone with some information?
Perhaps have a enigiser for sale? ;)
Sell it to me!!!!
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