Magazine article The Tracker

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Magazine article The Tracker

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Leonard MacClain "Melody Mac" (18991967), one of [Philadelphia's] foremost piano and organ soloists,1 shown at the keyboard of the "Photone," radio's newest musical instrument, as he will play it when the instrument is heard over the ether waves for the first time on April 6th [1936]. The instrument was constructed by Ivan Eremeef and engineers of the WSCAU Broadcasting Company here. The only instrument of its kind in the world, it has two manuals, each comprising six octaves. The keys in the manuals are used as switches to light the filaments of the lamps desired. The tones are produced by means of rotating discs between the light source and a photoelectric cell.

Central Press Association, March 30, 1936

IN 1934, Leopold Stokowski and Ivan Eremeef engineered the "Syntronic Organ," an electrooptical tone generator instrument that could produce "one hour of continuous variation" created by an optically generated tone using films of tone-wheels. …

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