Geek Of The Week: Paul T Schreiber

Geek Of The Week: Paul T Schreiber

Over the past few years, we’ve featured several synthesizer creators as GOTWs. Among them are: Robert Moog, Don Buchla, Dave Smith, Roger Arrick, and Dieter Doepfer. Now we will add another influential name to that list, Paul T Schreiber. In the late 1990’s Schreiber started MOTM, a manufacturer of modular synthesizer components. The modules were compatible with the voltages and standards used in vintage Moog modular systems. Similar to Arrick, who founded Synthesizers.com, Schreiber wanted to offer modern versions of vintage electronic music systems. In fact, both men started their companies in 1998. When MOTM was founded, it sold only two modules.

Previous to founding MOTM, Schreiber was an audio engineer. He has a vast knowledge of electronics and fundamentals of sound which have led him to be a great synthesizer designer. Throughout his distinguished career, he has designed everything from computers to car stereos. In 2010, Schreiber founded a second musical instrument company, Synthesis Technology (or Synth Tech for short). The new company focuses on the 3U Eurorack format, made famous by Doepfer, instead of the traditional 5U Moog Unit (MU) format. He continues to make synthesizer modules, attend trade shows, and even maintains a Facebook page. Now he can add GOTW to his long list of geeky accomplishments.

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.