RIP Darwin Gross

Darwin was someone I met through the Analogue Heaven mailing list, who has had an illustrious career as a musician, studio owner, software developer (at Cycling74, creators of Max/MSP, among other places). He was so encouraging and enthusiastic about music and spent much of his time helping other people.

One of his last projects was the Art + Music + Technology podcast which ran until earlier this year. In the course of 380 episodes(!) he interviewed many of the luminaries of synthesizer & music, always with a relaxed, humorous manner

Here he is interviewing @modlfo on the podcast.


RIP and farewell to this obviously excellent dude!

Absolutely gutted as I just found out this news. I wrote to Darwin and suggested he do an episode with the one and only Omri Cohen, mostly expecting to not even hear back. I did hear back and he agreed Omri would make a great guest for Art, Music and Tech, and the rest, as they say, is history. Definitely one of my favourite podcasts and if you haven’t given it a listen I recommend it. Seemed like a generous-hearted guy who wanted to hear what his guests were interested and what was lighting their fire to create.


Darwin Grosse…RIP

Much can be said about his work and contributions to the electronic music / synthesizer community.

Just some practical examples from my personal perspective…

His name and work crossed my path for the first time many years ago, when I got my Kurzweil K2000. Because he created Darwin Grosse’s “Official” K2000 Tutorial

More recently he launched the SCW (Single Cycle Waveform) Editor. An (online and free) editor/generator for single cycle waveforms for hardware, software and samplers.

Ah, no wonder the name sounded familiar. I also have a Kurzweil K2000 and I’m pretty sure I took advantage of his tutorial back in the day.