Pioneering British synth designer Chris Huggett – creator of iconic synths for over 40 years, ranging from the EDP Wasp to the Novation Bass Station – has died.
- In the 1970’s, Huggett and synthesist Adrian Wagner co-founded Electronic Dream Plant, and under that name created the Wasp, Gnat & Spider synthesizers.
- In the 80’s, Huggett launched Oxford Synthesiser Company. There he created the OSC OSCar, a powerful analog/digital hybrid monosynth. He also worked with Akai to create the S1000 family of samplers.
- In the 90’s, Huggett worked with Novation to create synths like the BassStation analog bass synth and the polyphonic SuperNova synthesizer.
- In the 00’s, Huggett created the A-Station, a 1U rackmount polyphonic synthesizer, based on the SuperNova sound engine. He also created the K-Station, a two-octave keyboard that built on the designs of the SuperNova & A-Station.
- In the last decade, Huggett continued his work with Novation, creating a wide range of synths, including: the UltraNova polyphonic synth; the MiniNova, a minisynth and vocoder; the BassStation II, an updated take on his classic analog monophonic synth design; and the Peak, an 8-voice polyphonic synth that blurs the line between analog and digital designs.
Novation has a profile of Huggett and his work on their site.