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'''Doug Curtis''' (? - 2007) founder of [[Curtis Electromusic Specialties]] and [[OnChip Systems]]. One of the most important and least known synthesizer pioneers of the 20th century.<ref>Keyboard magazine [http://www.gearslutz.com/board/2157011-post13.html April, 2007]</ref> The designer of many original [[analogue]] [[Integrated circuit|IC]]s, widely used in [[electronic music instrument]]s.
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In high school with an interest in sound and music [[electronics]], he designed and built a [[synthesizer]]. He majored from Northwestern University<!-- which one? -->, with radio-TV-film. While here he perfected several more synthesizers. Upon graduation, he qualified for a post as junior engineer by showing circuit boards of his designs. He entered a competition to design a semicustom chip and as a result was offered a job at [[Interdesign]], where he worked for four years.<ref name="cem">[http://curtiselectromusic.com/Doug_Curtis.html Doug Curtis] at curtiselectromusic.com</ref>
He founded Curtis Electromusic Specialties, which produced the integrated circuits that were used in a [[CEM and SSM chips in synthesizers|variety]] of [[analog synthesizer]]s for decades. There are several patents in his name. in 2006 he was inducted into the [http://www.sanjoserocks.org/ San Jose Rocks] Hall of Fame for technical contributions to music. In 1988<ref>[http://www.sanjoserocks.org/i_doug_curtis.htm San Jose Rocks]</ref> with the advent of digital technology, Doug formed the company OnChip Systems.<ref name="cem"/>
Musical instruments with CEM ICs are said to have ''that Curtis sound'', described as "fantastically saturated, brash and powerful".<ref>Description at [http://turkusynth.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/sci-p600-sounds/ Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 sounds]</ref>
==See also==
*[[Curtis Electromusic Specialties]]
==External links==
*[http://curtiselectromusic.com/ Curtis Electromusic] website
*[http://www.sanjoserocks.org/i_doug_curtis.htm San Jose Rocks] page on Doug Curtis
*[http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=85954939#fbLoggedOut Obituary] in ''San Jose Mercury News'' 14 Jan 2007

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