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Friday, September 16, 2016

Don Buchla, modular synthesizer pioneer, dies aged 79

The musician and inventor created the Buchla 200 and the Buchla Music Easel, which were used by Silver Apples and Grammy winner Suzanna Ciani

Don Buchla, the groundbreaking synthesizer inventor, has died age 79.

He was considered a true iconoclast with an uncompromising vision of what synthesizers could be. His impact on electronic music was vast; Buchla independently invented the first modern synthesizer, at the same time as Robert Moog, in 1963.

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