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Don Buchla, the American engineer and inventor, has died Wednesday age 79.
I’m just one of those many synth lovers who could never afford a proper Buchla system, but Don’s vision in terms of design and sound makes him a true genius of our times (albeit sadly often forgotten).
Today you’ll find plenty of online obituaries (like this one, from The Guardian). We would like to celebrate Don Buchla with his words and, most importantly, the music of his own instruments.
Enjoy this selection of videos. Goodbye, Don.