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RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:31 pm
by desmond
Alan R. Pearlman, engineer and founder of the pioneering synth manufacturer ARP Instruments, died yesterday at the age of 93.

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2019/01/06/arp-founder-alan-r-pearlman-has-died/

Sad times...

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:21 am
by Hugh Robjohns
But a good long life, and an impressive legacy of formative keyboards.

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:08 am
by Parsongs
The world has lost a brilliant engineer. The ARP synthesizer was a brilliant product line with superb oscillators and filters. Pete Townshend did some wonderful work with the ARP 2500 and 2600 synths - they are all over Who's Next and Quadrophenia. Eliane Radigue also composed for the instrument.

RIP Alan and thank you for the inspiration.

Tom Parsons

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:51 am
by The Elf
My music owes much to this man. RIP.

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:19 am
by Martin Walker
Yes, a true hero of the synthesiser world, whose legacy will carry on for many decades.

Goodbye Alan, and thanks for all the synths :angel:


Martin

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 pm
by Chevytraveller
For those who haven't seen it yet, this is a brilliant documentary about the many synth pioneers and includes Alan's last interview..

http://brightsparks.movie/

:clap:

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 am
by Martin Walker
Chevytraveller wrote:For those who haven't seen it yet, this is a brilliant documentary about the many synth pioneers and includes Alan's last interview..

http://brightsparks.movie/

:clap:

Thanks - I'll have a look at that later! 8-)


Martin

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:36 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Sad to see the passing of another pioneer. RIP.

I got the Bright Sparks film as a direct result of reading the SOS review and I loved it - definitely worth the modest fee they ask for it in my humble opinion.

(https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/bright-sparks btw)

Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:00 am
by flicker66
With the late Robert Moog, they were responsible for taking synths onto the next level. Rest in peace.