Mike McGrath, founder of the synth-focused web forum Muff Wiggler, has died.
In a post on the site, admin Stephen Drake (sduck) shared the news:
Mike McGrath, aka Muff Wiggler, has passed away. He was the head admin and founder of this forum.
I don’t know many details, and nothing I want to share. This has been terrible news for me and many others.
Muffwiggler.com was registered as a site in 2006 and has grown into one of the most active synth-related forums in the world. The site has over 45,000 registered users that have made over two million posts.
The forum has been, for many, an import portal into the world of synthesis and an opportunity to connect with other synthesists.
In 2008, McGrath reflected on the site’s 10,000th post:
“Little celebration today, as the forum received it’s 10,000th post. I find this pretty amazing to be honest and I want to sincerely thank all the great people at the forum for making something like this possible.
Far beyond my wildest dreams when I first uploaded the thing, simply to get to play around with phpBB and look under the hood.”