Son of Stealth
The Electronic Sound-House
Welcome to Ian Fritz's electronic music site
This web site describes some of the work I've done over the years designing and building electronic music synthesizers and controllers.
After many years of neglect, analog synthesis is once again popular. Some of my newly developed and improved synthesizer modules are presented here, with special emphasis on new types of modules not previously available.
Recently, chaos science has grown into a large and important mathematical and scientific discipline. Chaotic processes combine regular and irregular behavior, analogous in many respects to musical composition. I present here some novel and unique electronic chaos circuits for analog synthesizer applications.
My custom synthesizer system incorporates special modules that are useful for wind controller applications. A "wind controller" is a hybrid instrument that is "played" like a traditional musical wind instrument, but rather than producing musical sounds directly, it produces electrical signals that are used to control electronic-music sound generators.
Two different custom-designed wind controllers are described on these pages — an all-analog design for use with modular analog synthesizers and a MIDI controller for use with various commercial synthesizers and sound modules.
The synthesis technique referred to as "physical modeling" has recently become popular because it effectively simulates the behavior of acoustic instruments. I have included a description of some of my experiments in this fascinating area.
All original text, drawings, photographs and recordings copyright 1998-2011 by Ian Fritz