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In all other cases you should see a musical instrument, a musical interface, a sound sculpture making music, a weird musical instrument, an odd musical instrument, an experimental musical instrument.

You can also find information about builders of musical instruments or artists using some of the strangest musical instruments you can find on earth. Just browse this pages to find some of the novelty instruments and get some inspiration to make your own musical instruments or sound machines and let me know.

Optigan
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The Optigan (Optical Organ) was sold as a toy instrument by Mattel. The Optigan has a transparent changeable disc on which waveform are written. A lightbeam passes the disc and the light is captured by a photoelectric cell. This generated a variable electrical current that is amplified. Some of the wave tracks on the disc contain sound information, other contain information for filters or effects.


Optigan disc
USA
USA
86
86
Optigan Corporation
Optigan Corporation
a subsidiary of Mattel
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Optigan disc