Ray Wilson, the synth DIY guru behind Music From Outer Space, has died.
Wilson (7/14/1955-7/21/2016) was a leader in synth DIY for years – offering a variety of projects via his Music From Outer Space (MFOS) site.
His DIY designs include a complete line of analog synth modules, lo fi noise boxes, sequencers, the Sound Lab Mini-Synth and the Weird Sound Generator.
Wilson was also the author of the book Make: Analog Synthesizers.
Wilson’s family announced in November of 2015 that he was fighting Stage 4 cancer and that he could use the help of the synth community.
When Wilson’s family announced that he was fighting cancer, family, friends and fans of his work raised over $45,000 to help out. And a group of synthesists created a tribute album, to Wilson and his work.
Countless synthesists had their first experience with synth building with Wilson’s kits, and many modular synth designers got a start with Wilson’s designs.
via Robert Dorschel