This is the Optigan for iOS.
The Optigan, short for Optical Organ, was a chord organ from the early 1970s. It is remembered today for its unique system of sound reproduction using optical discs. These LP-sized film discs were optically encoded with 57 concentric tracks, which contained loops of musical combos playing chord patterns in different styles. Each disc contained a specific style of music (Bossa Nova, Big Band etc) which the user could control by pressing the chord buttons. Changing the discs was as simple as putting a new record on your turntable. Think of it as the 1971 version of GarageBand.
Despite this novel technology, the scratchy sound of the Optigan left a lot to be desired.
The iOptigan we present here truthfully recreates that lo-fi sound.
25 of the original 40 discs are included, the remaining 15 can be purchased individually or all together in the Complete Pak.
Specifications and Features:
Disc loading rigth-side-up or upside-down
Spring Reverb (virtual)
Audio Demo for each Disc
MIDI chord detection
MIDI File Import
Sequencer with Record and Playback
Sharing for songs as Audio and MIDI File
iTunes File Sharing
Smart background audio
Headphone optimised stereo (optional)
Radio Mode for Chord Buttons or Keyboard
Comfortable speed control in semitones or BPM