Geek Of The Week: Scott Jaeger

Geek Of The Week: Scott Jaeger

It’s been a while since I’ve chosen a musical instrument designer as a GOTW. Granted Gur Milstein, Tony Rolando, Paul T Schreiber, Dieter Doepfer, and others have all had GOTW honors in the past, but this week we’ll add Scott Jaeger. Like the other four mentioned, Jaeger designs and engineers Eurorack synthesizer modules. His company, Industrial Music Electronics (formerly The Harvestman), is based in Seattle.

Jaeger started the company in 2007 (under the name The Harvestman) and most of his initial designs under digital technology. This was an odd move considering the analog revival that was happening at the time. He also worked with Russina synth-designer Vladimir Kuzmin to copy the circuits of the Soviet Polivoks synthesizer made in the 1980s. He called these designs the Iron Curtain Electronics series. Jaeger changed the name of the company in 2015, but continues to make innovative synthesizer modules. Now he can add GOTW to his resume.

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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.