[sdiy] History of SDIY?

Rob Kam robkam at gmx.com
Thu Jun 7 00:01:24 CEST 2018

Not yet the full set. I have the Musical Engineer's Handbook, the Preferred Circuits Collection and some late 1970s volumes.


From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Pete Hartman
Sent: 06 June 2018 03:01
To: Ian Fritz <ijfritz at comcast.net>
Cc: synth-diy at synth-diy.org DIY <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
Subject: Re: [sdiy] History of SDIY?


To be fair to Rob, nearly half your list is already in his list, Ian.  And he added the caveat "I'm certain to have left still others out".  It's not clear whether he has his obligatory copy of Electronotes yet or not to be able to pull some of those other names.

I agree with you that the missing names should make the list as well.  Hopefully this exercise can help bring recognition to all the folks who've helped move this thing called SDIY forward and not just the ones who've made the popularity lists :).





On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 8:12 PM, Ian Fritz <ijfritz at comcast.net <mailto:ijfritz at comcast.net> > wrote:

I still don’t see the Electronotes contributors. Terry Michaels provided the most advanced VCO and VCF designs in existence.  They were adapted by numerous commercial outfits. Lester Ludwig, John Marshall, Doug Slocum, Craig Anderton,  Ralph Burhans, Dave Rossum, Hal Chamberlin, Howard  Moskovitz, Jan Hall, Don Lancaster, William Hartman, Allen Strange, Don Buchla, Bill Hemsath, Tom Oberheim, Julius Smith, Marvin Jones, Peter Lutz, Alan R. Pearlman, Robert Moog, Paul Schreiber, Doug Curtis, Grant Richter, Steiner Parker, Graham Hinton, Robert Iodice, Martin Hurni, Dale Wills: these are names just from the early years.  You may check whether they meet your criteria.


> On Jun 5, 2018, at 5:23 PM, Rob Kam <robkam at gmx.com <mailto:robkam at gmx.com> > wrote:
> Okay a bit more comprehensive list. Would be nice to group chronologically
> but sorting alphabetical is easier.
> If anyone wants to sketch some of these (in the third person), that would be
> most appreciated. If necessary you can email me off list. I'll post them to
> the SDIY wiki, crediting the author. 
> Including some whose relevance to "synth DIY" is only peripheral, others
> because their answers seem respected on forums etc. I'm certain to have left
> still others out - the wiki lacks bios for:
> Aaron Lanterman
> Andrew F (NLC)
> Barry Klein (Electronic Music Circuits)
> Bernie Hutchins (Electronotes)
> Bob Pease
> Brice Ward
> Chris Huggett
> Craig Anderton (PAiA & Electronic Projects For Musicians)   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Dave Jones
> David Ingebretson
> Don Lancaster  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Forrest Mims
> Fred Judd
> Graham Hinton   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Grant Richter      <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Hal Chamberlin  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Harold Rhodes
> Harry Mendell
> Hugh Le Caine
> Ian Fritz
> Ikutaro Kakehashi
> John Blacet (Blacet Research)
> Jürgen Haible
> Larry Hendry (aka stooge Larry, RIP) & Dave Bradley (aka the other stooge)
> Les Paul
> Limor Fried (Adafruit)
> Marc Bareille (Papareil Synth Labs)
> Marvin Jones (editor of Polyphony)   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Neil Steiner    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  (Nyle, btw)
> Nicolas Collins (Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking
> Paperback)
> Old Crow  
> Olivier Gillet (Mutable Instruments)
> Philip Dodds
> Ray Marston
> Rob Hordijk
> Roger Linn
> Scott Bernardi (OGEE)
> Scott Juskiw (Tellun, e.g. Neural Agonizer)
> Scott Stites
> Steve Ciarcia
> Terry Shultz
> Thorsten Klose (MIDIbox: SEQ, SID, FM, etc.)
> Tom Bugs
> Tom Gambles
> Tom Oberheim    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Tom Wiltshire
> Yves Usson (YuSynth)
> Already on the wiki, some only stubs:
> Alan R. Pearlman  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Bob Moog         <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Charles Blakey
> Dave Rossum  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Dave Smith
> Dieter Doepfer
> Don Buchla      <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Doug Curtis      <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Eric Barbour
> Harald Bode
> James Husted
> John Simonton
> Ken Stone
> Paul Schreiber   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> R. A. Penfold
> Ray Wilson
> Roger Arrick
> Ron Dow
> Serge Tcherepnin
> Thomas Henry
> Tim Orr
> Tony Allgood
> Wolfgang Palm

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