If you live near any of these people, contact them. They are anxious to talk with other synthesists, organize ensembles and exchange information.
Dave Biddle (Contact Details)
Jerry Von Loh (Contact Details)
Earl Keyser (Contact Details)
Peter Bailey, Music Teacher (Contact Details)
(Particularly interested in contacting other K-12 music instructors using PAIA equipment)
Bruce Wojac (Contact Details)
Brian Wechtenhiser (Contact Details)
(Brian also plays drums)
Sammy Greene (Contact Details)
(as you may recall, Sammy is the owner of the sneezing Gnome which was mentioned in the last issue. If you also have a sneezing Gnome, tell it to take two aspirin and get plenty of rest. -ed.)
David Harper (Contact Details)
(David has pointed out that he has a four channel tape deck and quite a bit of test equipment, including an oscilloscope.)
Ron Di Iulio (Contact Details)
If YOU would like other PAIA user's to contact you, drop us a line giving permission to publish your name and address. Should anything come of these meetings such as Jam sessions, Lecture/demonstrations, rap sessions, etc., be sure to fill us in on the details. A little publicity couldn't hurt , could it?
Oklahoma City, April 1, 1976 - PAIA Electronics, Inc., the Oklahoma City kit manufacturing firm long known for their unusual product line, today announced that they intend marketing a new line of voltage to current - current to voltage converters (V/I I/V C pronounced Vi'-ivc).
A spokesman for the firm stated "We have decided to call this new element an ecantsiser in honor of that great British Physicist Sir Thomas William Ecant who passed away recently after contracting a terminal case of athletes foot from a PAIA Foot-Switch."
"The 'siser - as we here at PAIA call it - has the most amazing properties", continued the smokesman, "It's a three terminal device which when activated by a measured current into any two terminals will cause a voltage that is exactly proportional to the current to appear at the third terminal. Yet this same incredible unit, when excited by a voltage across any two terminals will produce an exactly proportional current flow from the third."
Since PAIA has expended almost dozens of dollars on the research leading to the discovery of this device the first units to be produced will necessarily be expensive. $10,000 a piece in single unit quantities" the spokesman stated , "but we fully expect to have that price down to 10 or 12c within the next few hours as yields increase".
Even at the current high price, there have been rumbles around the industry about a 100 unit purchase to be split between the Pentagon's JTEB (Joint Thingie Evaluation Board) and FOBS (Federal Office of Bizarre Stuff).
When asked about delivery dates the spokesman replied "It shouldn't be but a couple of weeks now!"