Radioaktivox: Fresh sounds for retro Mattel Optigan organ

Pea Hicks writes:
In the early 1970s, Mattel made a home organ called the Optigan which produced sound in a unique way: instead of electronically generating sound, it played back the sound of real instruments recorded as optical waveforms in concentric rings on 12" celluloid discs. The sound was gloriously lo-fi and haunting. Now we've mastered the art of creating brand new Optigan discs, and have just released our first.
What a stately sound! You can pre-order your own Radioaktivox disc for your Optigan for $93 plus shipping. Radioaktivox Rev. B []
This entry was posted in Art and Instruments. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Radioaktivox: Fresh sounds for retro Mattel Optigan organ

  1. kvh says:

    Think you didn’t finish the initial quote in this post…

  2. Joel Johnson says:

    Danke. Fixed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of Optiganally Yours

  4. colonel gentleman says:

    #3 – That’s because Pea is half of OY.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More BB

Boing Boing Video

Flickr Pool




Displays ads via FM Tech

RSS and Email

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

FM Tech