Top 20 Weirdest Instruments - The Optigan

The amazing legacy of Mattel's Home Organ      14/11/08

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This week it's the turn of the Optigan. The home organ that didn't actually make it into very many homes, but will forever leave it's mark on hardcore lo-fi fanatics due to it's incredible selection of scratchy loops and fills.
GForce Software's Dave Spiers gives us the lowdown on Mattel's domestic disaster.
Oh, and by the way. All the music you hear on this episode? Yep, you guessed it. It all comes from the mighty Optigan!

Simon Power

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