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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.
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