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RIP Chris Huggett

Postby desmond » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:13 pm

Sad news, but it appears the legendary synth designer Chris Huggett (Oscar, Wasp, Peak etc) has passed away.

I first heard via Twitter earlier today, but have started to see confirmation from other sources.

Very sad. :(

https://www.matrixsynth.com/2020/10/leg ... ugget.html

More on Chris's early days here (linked from the original Twitter thread I found this out on):
http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/the-mono-man/3381
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby nathanscribe » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:24 pm

Very sad. I've not seen any other sources yet except a few 3rd party Tweets, but no doubt news will surface.
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby BillB » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:40 pm

Oh no, so sad. But what a life, what a heritage. UK synthesists , global synthesists, will be grateful for all he achieved. RIP.
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby The Elf » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:42 pm

Oh, that is sad news. :frown:
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:47 pm

People like Chris enrich our own lives and his work is part of the furniture of the scene. Very sad.

RIP Chris.
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:12 pm

Oh no. That's very sad to hear. My thoughts are with his familiy and close friends.
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby zenguitar » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:11 pm

Very sad news. But due to the renewed interest in analogue synthesis and the rise of Eurorack his contribution to synthesis was appreciated by a whole new generation towards the end of his life.

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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Ben Asaro » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:08 am

zenguitar wrote:Very sad news. But due to the renewed interest in analogue synthesis and the rise of Eurorack his contribution to synthesis was appreciated by a whole new generation towards the end of his life.

Andy :beamup:
Totally. What a legacy he's leaving behind! Sad news, though.
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Nites » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:50 am

Very sad to hear this. RIP.
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:25 am

Too bad. Good thing he had a good long life filled with experiences and impact on other people to remember him by. That Oscar synth is cool.
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Chevytraveller » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:56 am

A Sad, Sad Day..

Got to meet the man back in the early 90's albeit quite briefly...

Britain's answer to Dave Rossum...
what an incredible legacy...

Gnat
Wasp
Spider
Caterpillar
OSCar
Akai S-Series OS
Bass Station
SuperNova
Ultranova
Bass Station II
Peak
Summit
...and countless other prototypes

RIP Chris..
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Arpangel » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:11 am

People like this never die, he’s alive in our minds right now.
Take it easy man...
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Ben Asaro » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:46 pm

Dave Spiers gave a moving tribute on the new episode of Sonic Talk. Well worth watching!
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Re: RIP Chris Huggett

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:12 pm

I met Chris just once, a few months after he launched the OSCar.

I was over-nighting in Oxford with a TV crew (I was a sound recordist on a documentary programme at the time), and it just so happened that the assistant producer on the shoot was his then-girlfriend. So he came to the pub we were all staying in and we got chatting. As an electronics engineer and synth nerd I found him completely enthralling and a lovely, witty chap to talk to.

It was only a couple of hours, but I'll never forget him. Great loss. Very talented bloke.

The trouble is, I can't for the life of me remember the AP's name, although I can still imagine her face. Nurse... is it time for my pills?
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