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Tom Oberheim is one of the living legends of synth design.
He’s a physicist, computer engineer, entrepreneur and singer. But he’s best known for his pioneering work in synth design.
In the late 60’s, Oberheim got his start in the field, designing ring modulators, phase shifters and other effects. He was soon deeply involved with synthesizers, and debuted the Synthesizer Expansion Module (SEM) in 1974, followed up by the Oberheim 2-Voice, 4-Voice and 8-Voice synthesizers.
Author : John Chesson