Dieter Doepfer – Creator
Of The A-100 Modular System

Munich in July 2013. Gorgeous sunshine, a picture-book sky, a perfect day to be doing things outside. Despite swimming weather, 50 enthusiastic modular freaks have made a pilgrimage to Dieter Doepfer’s A-100 workshop for 3 hours of fascinating insights into the modular world. We asked Dieter Doepfer – not only highly qualified, but also an entertaining speaker – to give us an interview.


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Yves Usson – Co-developer
Of the Arturia MiniBrute

Yves Usson (aka yusynth)

Yves Usson (aka yusynth) in front of his beloved analogue modular synthesizers (left : home-made yusynth modular; right : modular).

GS: Yves, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Yves Usson: Well, I am 55 years old and I live in Grenoble in the French Alps. Ever since I was a child I have always been attracted by science and technology.

When I was a teenager in the 70s, I was very interested in ham-radio and this got me into learning myself electronics by reading books and electronics magazines and I eventually became head of the club of electronics at my high school. Then I went to university where I lost two boring years at the medical school before I switched to biology. Then I passed all the degrees in cellular and molecular biology and eventually I received a PhD in 1985.

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