John Simonton

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John Stayton Simonton Jr. (June 24, 1943 – November 25, 2005) was a designer, author of electronics articles, and founder of PAiA Electronics Inc, a manufacturer of analog synthesizer kits.[1]


In 1965 Simonton graduated from Louisiana Tech University with degrees in electrical engineering and psychology. In 1967 he started PAiA Electronics as a mail order electronics kit company. Simonton began publishing Polyphony magazine in 1975, which later became Electronic Musician.[1]



  1. ^ a b Obituary,

External links

  • PAiA manuals and Friendly stories about computers/synthesizers by John Simonton,