Welcome to Optigan.com
Welcome to the world of the OPTIGAN (NOT “Optigon,” “Optagon” or “Octagon!”)! In the early 70′s, Mattel devised this OPTIcal orGAN to play back the sounds of REAL instruments, encoded on celluloid discs like concentric rings of movie soundtrack. The result was pretty crappy sounding and soon forgotten by the world at large, but if this sounds to you like perfect fodder for an obsessive, almost fetishistic website, then you’re absolutely correct! If this is your first visit, we suggest that you read this article. Otherwise, feel free to browse our copious archives to your heart’s content – just click on the optigan logo….