Optigan: OPTIcal orGAN
June 30, 2003 8:58 AM Subscribe
The Optigan: OPTIcal orGAN.
Long before synthesizers, ProTools, and Cubase, Mattel released a bizarre contraption called the 'Optigan' which operated by assigning each key to a track on an optical disc on which were recorded sounds of real instruments playing every individual note. This site is one guy's obsession with the instrument that may well be dead and forgotten if not for him. Check out his mp3s
of his own, reasonably successful, band based around the instrument, to see how it sounds.
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