Remembering Richard Lainhart

Producers of the modular synthesizer documentary I Dream Of WIres have released this in-depth interview with synthesist Richard Lainhart, who died Dec 30th, 2011. Lainhart sat down with director Robert Fantinatto last summer to discuss electronic music, modular synthesizers and his approach to making music. The documentary is currently in production, but the filmmakers posted Lainhart’s… Read More Remembering Richard Lainhart

Richard Lainhart, 1953-2011

Richard Lainhart, a pioneer of modern modular synthesis,  died Dec 30th, 2011, from a post-operational infection. Lainhart had a classical education in composition and electronic music and created works in both audio and visual media. He was an advernturous synthesist, often performing with a Buchla 200e modular synthesizer and Haken Continuum controller. Lainhart’s wive, Caroline Meyers,… Read More Richard Lainhart, 1953-2011

Do You Want To See ‘The Ultimate Documentary On Modular Synthesizers’, I Dream Of Wires?

Producer Jason Amm & Director Robert Fantinatto are making a documentary about modular synthesizers, I Dream Of Wires. Not just any documentary, but the ultimate documentary on modular synthesizers: I Dream Of Wires started off as a modest exploration of the passion and obsession of a few designers, manufacturers, collectors and musicians. But interest in the film… Read More Do You Want To See ‘The Ultimate Documentary On Modular Synthesizers’, I Dream Of Wires?

The Continuum Meets SampleWiz Via MIDI (Or How To Use A $5000 Controller To Play A $10 App)

Synthesist Richard Lainhart, who’s also Jordan Rudess‘s ‘technical guru’, demonstrates how a controller like the Haken Continuum can be used to control the upcoming version of SampleWiz. Using the Continuum allows for polyphonic control of Samplewiz along three axes (left to right, forward and back, and pressure). The video demonstrates the value of building on… Read More The Continuum Meets SampleWiz Via MIDI (Or How To Use A $5000 Controller To Play A $10 App)

Free Music From Richard Lainhart

Free Music Friday: Synthesist Richard Lainhart shared this live synth improvisation, recorded at electro-music 2010, Huguenot, NY, September 12, 2010. Here’s what he has to say about the performance: This track is completely improvised in realtime without backing tracks or edits, and is for Buchla 200e controlled by a Haken Continuum multi-dimensional keyboard. All the sounds… Read More Free Music From Richard Lainhart