Mr. Rogers’ Synthesizer
“I bet the kids love this…”
Mr. Rogers, a stalwart of American’s Generation X, was way ahead of the curve when he declared, “I bet the kids love this…” after receiving a demonstration of a homemade synth by Bruce Haack in 1968.
Bruce Haack produced some of the earliest pieces of electronic music in the 1960’s, and built many of his own synthesizers, even though he would modestly claim he didn’t know anything about technology.
According to legend he even created a synth that generated sound by running a current through the human body.
More information on Bruce Haack.