Collaborative Graphical Timeline of Modular History

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WIZARDISHUNGRY
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Post by WIZARDISHUNGRY » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:30 pm

I made a major update beginning to include multi-format companies, periods of no modular/biz activity. I tried to incorporate everything people said upthread except where someone was unsure of the year of something recent (i.e. "Curetronic, which started around 2005 IIRC.") and newer euro manufacturers. I'm concentrating on getting early history fleshed out before I include the dozens of post 2010 euro companies. I know I'm missing some key stuff even with my criteria (Verbos). Some of my comments about uncertain dates can only been seen in the source code.

I've made a render with most of the euro companies removed:

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Post by TheBradster » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:33 pm

Not sure if you want to consider including the Nord virtual G1 & G2 & the Micro.

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Post by MrNezumi » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:39 pm

Nice update. Synthesis Technology has always been the name of the company; MOTM was the name of the product line.

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Post by Rod Serling Fan Club » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:01 pm

You are missing Steiner-Parker, Aries, RSF, Synton, probably more.

If you are going to include brands such as oberheim, you should include Korg with the MS lineup.

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Post by thee ghost ov n_phay » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:37 pm

According to .com website, although the main guy said he designed his line in "the late nineties", the website only went live in Feb 2000, presumably one couldn't buy anything from them before then?

http://synthesizers.com/ah.html

I remember the discussion about it on the aH mail list, def after I bought my first MOTM modules.

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Post by MrNezumi » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:04 pm

Even though some Oakley modules have been built in MU, it is should be listed as MOTM (orange). IIRC, all the early Oakley modules were the MOTM standard and Oakley's website refers to itself as being MOTM.

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Post by cornutt » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:07 am

Going through the Synth-DIY archive, I see that PAiA introduced the 9700 series (the Frac-compatible ones) in 1998.
Sequence 15 -- sequence15.blogspot.com

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Post by WIZARDISHUNGRY » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:59 am

Rod Serling Fan Club wrote:You are missing Steiner-Parker, Aries, RSF, Synton, probably more.

If you are going to include brands such as oberheim, you should include Korg with the MS lineup.
Instead of telling me that I'm missing something, could you just be like:

"Foobar Synth was founded in 1973. It started making Euro modules in 1981."

It's a pain to try and research this myself

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Post by megaohm » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:20 pm

MegaOhmAudio started in 2009.
First MU modules began shipping in 2010
www.MegaOhmAudio.com

Will work for pistachios

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Post by Bryan B » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:56 am

I love timelines and this one is now my favorite! Thank you for starting it and thank you to all who are collaborating on making it more accurate and inclusive.
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