Synth Wizard


In 1968, my brother gave me a copy of "Switched-On Bach" by Wendy Carlos. I was only 9 years old then, but I vowed then and there that I would dedicate my life to making electronic music. I spent the next 6 years torturing my dad's reel-to-reel tape recorder. Analog Synth At age 11, I won a radio music contest when one of my tape experiments was unleashed on the public airwaves. At age 14, I designed and built my first analog synthesizer (photo at left). At 22, I built another synth, a digital one this time.

Since 1998 I have occasionally recorded music, using a variety of hardware and software intruments and tools. At the same time I have honed my craft, devising new synths and effects, mainly in the Reaktor platform.

Music is the reason I went to engineering school. I have always applied my engineering side to the creation of musical technology. I attended Rochester Institute of Technology and The University Of Buffalo, earning a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1984.

Musical influences and inspirations include Wendy Carlos, BT, Future Sound of London, The Orb, Isao Tomita, Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, & Bjork.

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