About Me

Alexander Lampe is a graduate engineer for Communications Engineering and works in a space company. He developes electronic devices for satelite communications.

Music plays an important role in his life, since the fourth year of life he plays the piano. With 11 years he starts having piano lessons and composes his first songs. Only a short time later, with a more powerful PC, first attempts were done to simulate and understand analog synthesizer circuits.

At the end of the apprenticeship he decided to study Communications Engineering to fully understand and  comprehend analog circuit design. During his studies at the University of Applied Science Mannheim, he specialize in low noise analog design, digital signal processing, higher mathematics and numerical simulation technics of physics. With the new knowlegde in mind creativity found its way and many ideas of circuits were soldered, tested and simulated. The goal was always to find the searched  perfect new sounds for his composing. He still composes music right now. Today it is mostly a blend of modern electronic and film music more on the epic side.

As a student electronic development  with real hardware was a very expensive way to do synthesizer development. So the idea of creating a own way of simulating the real analog world as a software was born, with the goal to generate his ideal perfect analog synthesizer sound. Day after day he was using higher mathematics to create mathematic models for calculating the analog circuit on component level.

A few years later Reaktor 5 with the core technology came out. With the knowledge of digital signal processing, higher mathematics and calculating on the lowest level, he started to develop new core-cells in Reaktor 5 with promising results. He learnt how different circuit topologies interact and shaped the character and special characteristics of many beloved synthesizers, like the legendary moog, oberheim and so on. During all the studies, everything was analyzed, designed and optimized with mathematics. The mathematics were the key to understand the different special phenomena of the circuits and to change them. And with the mathematics it was possible to bring in new features, that were impossible in the analog world or never thought of. How is it with changing/morphing the used transistors types in the circuit and hear how it will change the character of a vcf? Or even to blend between synthesizer vcf circuits?

The sound quality of the Reaktore core-cells got better and better. Although there were many mathematic speed optimizing tricks, the needed cpu power was way to high to be usable as a musical instrument on an average PC. So the next the consistent step was to use all of the gathered knowledge of synthesizer circuit design, to shape to wished perfect sound in the real analog world. This time he used the mathematics for shaping the features and sound of the circuits. First hearing and testing of the design idea with Reaktor Core Cells and LTSpice and then doing the real analog circuit.

Since 2009 he works for a space company and learns to design long life, long lasting, robust and very temperature stable circuits for use in satelites in harsh enviroments.

So with these long year studies, experiences in analog circuits, mathematics and space engineering it was possible to develop new features and uncompromising  quality and stability of analog synthesizer circuits never seen and heard before.


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