Random*Source has announced that composer and synth designer Serge Tcherepnin, creator of the classic Serge modular synthesizer system, has joined the company as Chief Innovation Officer, with a focus on developing the 5th generation of the Serge modular synthesizer system.
Tcherepnin originally created the Serge system in the early 70’s as an inexpensive alternative to Buchla or Moog systems. Tcherepnin created 4 generations of designs during the initial heyday of modular synthesizers.
Random*Source, founded by RC Hoffman, offers a range of classic Serge module and panel designs, and Serge designs in Eurorack format. Tcherepnin is joining them to lead the development of a number of new and previously unreleased designs.
“I’m excited to work even more closely with Ralf and the Random*Source team as we share the tech savviness, obsession with quality and constant urge to push limits further,” notes Tcherepnin. “The main goal is to expand the range of modules and sub-modules that lend themselves to being “patch-programmed” in unusual and unforeseen ways, thus to add to and expand musicians’ studio synthesizers way past standard synth configurations.”
“I’d like to see the Serge system to grow wide and large, modules all talking to each other,” he adds, “whether they originated in my Hollywood lair in ’75, or in the ’80s on Haight Street, or now, coming from Random*Source.”