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RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby desmond » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:31 pm

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...
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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:21 am

But a good long life, and an impressive legacy of formative keyboards.
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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby Parsongs » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:08 am

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.

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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby The Elf » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:51 am

My music owes much to this man. RIP.
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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:19 am

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:


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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby Chevytraveller » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 pm

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/

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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 am

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/

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


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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:36 pm

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)
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Re: RIP Alan R Pearlman

Postby flicker66 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:00 am

With the late Robert Moog, they were responsible for taking synths onto the next level. Rest in peace.
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