Recent audio clips & info from the synth's 2012 installation at the MIT Museum at http://synth.media.mit.edu
This is a photo of the modular synthesizer that I built and designed from 1974 through 1988. As you can see, it's been denoted "Keyboard of the Month" by Keyboard Magazine in the December 1996 issue. It also just got a citation in the Jan 2000 Keyboard Magazine under "25 Years of Weird Gear", a category to which it certainly belongs. It is a patchable synthesizer, with many unusual sound-generating, processing, and control functions. The above image shows it occupying my entire living room many years ago. For further details, click below:
Information and Sound Examples:
A Few Related Projects:
- A website describing the MIDI Processor and deluxe Oberheim 4-Voice Interface that I designed and built for Lyle Mays.
- A website describing a digitially-controlled analog synthesizer that I built into a CAMAC module while a graduate student at CERN.
- A website describing a protoboard all-logic music-generating machine that I assigned to FAB class students in 1998 and 2000.
- A website describing a radio station that I redesigned and rebuilt during the mid 80's.
- Yet another website detailing a avant-progrock seminar that I ran (informally) at the MIT Media Lab in the spring of 2011.
- An online article that I wrote surveying many electronic musical instruments and controllers.
- Another online article that I wrote on electronic music controllers for IEEE Spectrum that's become something of a classic now.