Wednesday, November 30, 2005

In Memoriam: John Stayton Simonton, Jr.
An obituary has now been posted on the PAiA site.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

R.I.P. John "PAiA" Simonton

This blog is in black because we've heard that John Simonton, founder of PAiA, has passed away. The message said, in part:
It is with heavy heart that I report the passing of John "PAiA" Simonton, sometime last week, following a battle with cancer. John created PAiA something like over 30 years ago, and was a constant source of inspiration, education, and affordable synthesizers to at least a couple of generations of us.

He once told me in an email that his grandchildren call him "Papa J" (as in "jay"), but I call him the Godfather of synthesizer DIY. Thousands of people got into musical electronics thanks to John's products and publications.

Please leave your own thoughts so that John's family and friends can see what an effect he had on so many of us. Thanks! (Just click on the word "COMMENTS", below.)