Harald Bode (1909, Hamburg, Germany – 1987, New York, USA) was an early designer of electronic musical instruments.
In 1937 he built his Warbo-Formant Organ which had capabilities similar to those found in modern synthesizers. He presented his modular synthesizer and sound processor design at the 1960 AES convention, also attended by Bob Moog. This was the first patchable modular system with control voltage capability. In December 1961 Electronics Magazine published an article written by Harald entitled Sound Synthesizer Creates New Musical Effects.
- The ‘Sound Processor’ or ‘Audio System Synthesiser’ Harald Bode, USA, 1959
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- History of Electronic Sound Modification by Harald Bode (Bode Sound Co.), Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES), September 1984, issue 10, pp730-739.
- Sound Synthesizer Creates New Musical Effects, by Harald Bode (The Wurlitzer Company), Electronics, 1 December 1961
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- Harald Bode interview, Polyphony, 0702, Sept-Oct 1981