The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with Andrew Kilpatrick, right, of electronics manufacturer Kilpatrick Audio.
Kilpatrick Audio is known for making modules in the Eurorack format and also in their own 4U Kilpatrick Format.
“One of the most important things to me is making real things,” notes Kilpatrick at his site. “I like things I can hold in my hand. I like things that feel well-made. I like to dream up an idea for a device and then just build it and try it.”
Here’s what Art + Music + Technology podcast host Darwin Grosse has to say about the interview:
Sometimes you can’t plan a good thing – you have to let it come to you. I wanted to talk to another ‘maker’ in the modular synth area, and reached out to Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Audio; he was enthusiastic about it, and a call was scheduled.
A few days later I saw a posting on Synthtopia for a new Kilpatrick synthesizer – the Phenol. What luck! So our chat includes discussions about his Euro modular creations, the development of his own format (the Kilpatrick Modular format, a 4U variant), and the design decisions behind this new device: the Phenol patchable synth. While talking about this, we learn a lot about Andrew’s background and his design process when creating new devices.
This was an awesome talk, and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed doing it!
You can listen to the Andrew Kilpatrick Interview below or via the A+M+T site: