[sdiy] History of SDIY?

matt holland matt at mattholland.org
Thu Jun 7 02:17:19 CEST 2018

If I recall correctly, in interviews and on her old website Limor described
the division of labor in creating the x0xb0x as being between herself
handling the microcontroller-y parts and an anonymous obsessive German
classmate (this all happened while she was still at MIT I think) that
handled the analog bits.

On Jun 6, 2018 3:01 PM, "Rob Kam" <robkam at gmx.com> wrote:

I don’t know of “The German”?

It would be good to include more women in the list.

*From:* matt holland [mailto:matt at mattholland.org]
*Sent:* 06 June 2018 04:32
*To:* Rob Kam <robkam at gmx.com>
*Cc:* Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>; *SYNTH DIY <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>

*Subject:* Re: [sdiy] History of SDIY?

If you're going to list Limor Fried you also have to list her anonymous
analog counterpart "The German".

Ugh, I just called out the sole woman on your list didn't I.


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 4:23 PM, Rob Kam <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
Nicolas Collins (Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking
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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On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 01:42:05PM -0500, Quincas Moreira wrote:
> I'll add Yves Usson, Ray Wilson and Ken Stone!

They're the New Wave Upstarts, surely? :-D

Have we had Tom Gambles yet?  He's maybe a little more oldschool than

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