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Prototype Optigans from a Parallel Universe!!!

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Take a look at these…

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Are there any rare prototype Optigans still out there?

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Probably not. The earliest design concept for the Optigan was a small organ containing something like an Edison Cylinder. When the keys were pressed, they would push down needles onto the audio tracks. This proved to be completely unstable, though, so the focus shifted to optical means. It’s doubtful that any of these prototypes still [...]

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Are there any rare prototype discs available?

Posted by peahix on 23rd April 2006

Yes, a few have surfaced, most notably “Mod Rock,” which reached the point of having an official catalog number and label art, but was mysteriously never put into production. Two copies came from Stan Cutler’s estate- one with full label art, and one without. More recently, a third copy appeared on eBay. “Mod Rock” was [...]

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