Many of his early works from the late 1960s & early 70s used the Moog Modular and Buchla 100 synthesizers. In 1973, he built his first Serge synthesizer.
Many of his recordings can be found on his website: Warren Burt.com.
Warren emigrated to Australia from his native America in 1975 to teach at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). He still lives in Australia, in beautiful country Victoria.
Over a period of roughly 10 years, he put together 3 Serge synthesizer systems of which this one (built between 1977 and 1983) is the last.
It started with just 4 panels, but when I purchased it in 2013 it had grown into this12 panel beast.
The 12 panels are made up of 3 Julian Driscoll panels & 9 Serge panels.
The top two boxes of six panels are the earliest and consist of the following modules:
- Box 1:
- 2 Original Oscillators
- 4 VCA
- 1 Triple Waveshaper
- 1 Phaser
- 2 Dual Analog Shift Register
- 3 New Timbral Oscillators
- 1 Triple Wave Multiplier
- 1 Original Serge VCF
- 1 Extended Range VCF
- 4 Interface Convertors
- 2 Handmade VC Low Pass Filters (Ladder)
- 2 Dual 3in-1out Mixers
- 3x Dual Processors
- Box 2:
- 2 Dual Positive Slew
- 2 Dual Negative Slew
- 2 Smooth and Stepped Function Generators
- 1 Dual VC Slew Generator
- 1 Peak and Trough
- 2 Envelope Generators
- 1 Triple Bi-directional Router
- 1 Triple Comparator
- 1 Schmitt Trigger
- 1 8x Interface Connectors
- 2 Homebrew Joysticks
- 1 Mic Preamp
- 1 Ring Modulator
- 1 Homebrew Dual Additive Programmer
- 1 Quad Panner
- 1 Original VC Filter
And some pics of the rear of these two boxes:
These panels are currently being restored by Andrew F of NonLinearCircuits.
Andrew has a blog devoted to the restoration.