Mike has passed away.

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smidirin
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Post by smidirin » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:03 am

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lombrose
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Post by lombrose » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:04 am

:-(

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ken_
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Post by ken_ » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:08 am

RIP Mike

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Post by CLee » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:11 am

Horrible news. RIP Mike

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Post by insoul8 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:12 am

Very sad. I didn’t know Mike at all but I certainly have appreciated his creation over the years and it has been one of the only online communities I have really felt a part of. His creation will live on and hopefully we can continue to make him proud of it. As a side, I also feel like a bit of an asshole for criticizing his managing of funds and running the forum recently. I had no idea the situation was so dire. I only wish we had all known so we could have helped him out even more if he needed it. My deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

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Post by Paradigm X » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:12 am

Not popped in for a while due to IRL stuff going on, but heard about this via twitter

Condolences to family/friends, of which he evidently had a lot. Like many others, i wouldnt have started in modular without the community he built up.

RIP sir

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Post by ben_hex » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:14 am

Really sad for us all. RIP Mike. Copying what I've wrote elsewhere below, but I'd like to add that people that now know my family and others that I speak to several times a week all spawned from this place. Huge respect and thank you for the legacy.

I can't find this video anywhere else but for those with Facebook here was the speech at the store opening that I've found myself rewatching (couldn't be there) this morning. the video speaks to the good and intentions for the community.

"Muff Wiggler was extremely important, vibrant and key place for me when I started. The sheer amount of information, the range information and most importantly the good people. It was obvious from the get go that despite my inexperience on a forum (I’d never used one prior to MW) the people were friendly and helpful. Through the years of me using it, some of those intensely checking in multiple times a day I rarely encountered anything but nice helpful people. Mike really did foster and nurture a good atmosphere early on and that was clear through the users I engaged with. The forum was crucial in me making videos, it was part of the inspiration to do it and the early support that spurred me on working like a maniac on borrowed equipment around touring and a lot of other work I was committed to. Although views (of course) were probably under 50 at the time the users and then manufacturers that I got talking to were key to me continuing and ending up where I am now. I spoke to Mike a few times and he was also extremely supportive and quick to mention me in a positive manner promoting what I was doing to others. We shared some ideas occasionally but it was rare we really kept in touch or spoke much beyond Modular/videos, so I won’t pretend to know him much personally. It was clear he was a good person, who did something and created something amazing that has benefit us all, that has no doubt influenced the wider synth and certainly modular scenes for the better. So once again RIP to Mike and thank you for the legacy you’ve left."
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Post by rezzn8r » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:18 am

Goodbye Mike. Thank you for this place.
To say that the Community you created had a huge impact on my life is an understatement.
There are not enough sad bananas on the internet to emote how I feel right now. You will be missed.
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Post by forrest » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:19 am

I'm am sorry to hear that. Rest in peace.

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Post by sync24 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:20 am

Big shout out to you, Mike, for kicking us along these crazy roads!
see you in another dimension :sb:

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Post by Robert McLeod » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:21 am

Rest in peace Mike; thank you for having the vision and tenacity to create this tremendous resource.

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Post by whyterabbyt » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:22 am

Damn. Dont post here much, but I knew Mike from before MW started, and joined up very early on at his urging.


RIP.
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Post by luketeaford » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:26 am

Sad news for everyone involved. Thank you, Mike, for creating my favorite internet hangout and helping me into the world of modular.

Condolences to friends and family!

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Post by customsynth » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:26 am

sad news RIP

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Post by hamildad » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:29 am

Adding my pennyworth.

Few people can have the impact that Mike had on electronic music. I can only hope this is recognised outside this group and into the wider music world.

It is my belief that the resurgence in Modular (& semi & analogue) Synths has been down to such a strong hub that Muffwiggler has been since the beginning.

No Muffwiggler =

No CV/gate/patch points as standard on modern synths
No Superbooth
No TTSH & countless other independent manufacturers/DIY project resources.
No Eurorack boom
No meet ups and MOTS
No fair and open BST environments.
No place to bitch/hype new releases.


R.I.P. Mike, I never knew you, but you changed my life for the better.
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Post by francoprussian » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:30 am

Thanks for creating such an invaluable communal resource as this website, Mike. Good luck on your journey.

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Post by franman69 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:37 am

This is shockingly sad news. My thoughts are with his family. Rest in Peace Mike.

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Post by meistersmudge » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:38 am

While I never had the chance to meet him, I've only heard kind words. This forum has been invaluable. Hope his family is doing ok.

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Post by Nilesong » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:38 am

So sad.

RIP Mike.

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Post by lauprellim » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:39 am

Sad to hear this. Wishing his family all the best at this difficult time.
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Post by Modulus » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:39 am

Mike Is a legend. RIP. :(

I'm very thankful for everything he has done for the scene. Please let us know if there is a donation fund setup for his family.

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Post by zombieFredrik » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:45 am

Haven't been here in ages due to life. Had to pay my respects! Hat off!

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Post by DozenCrows » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:49 am

I'll add my voice to the chorus - this site has been a vital force in my own modular synth journey over the last couple of years.

I'm very grateful to Mike for what he built and for what this community has given to me. RIP and thank you, Mr McGrath.

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Post by djangelmonroy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:53 am

RIP Mike. Condolences to his family and friends. Big and eternal thanks for the legacy.

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