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Alan R. Pearlman (the man whose initials and products were ARP)

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by mhammer, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. mhammer

    mhammer

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    Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93

    In the '70s, the Gibson and Fender of the synthesizer world were Moog and ARP. If you know the intros to so many Who and Pete Townsend tunes, you know the sound of ARP. The ARP Avatar was one of the first few guitar synths.
     
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  2. Xelebes

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    ARPs are very much classics in rave music. Moogs have less presence there, perhaps because Roland assumed so much of their technology. Especially with the TB-303.
     
  3. Milkman

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    I had an ARP Odyssey back in the late 70s. I always love that fat sound.

    RIP
     
  4. bolero

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    RIP

    I think an ARP 2500 was used as a prop in "close encounters" too, and they hired the ARP engineer for a role in the movie

    here is Pete's system:

     
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