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Harald Bode

(1909 - 1987)
German
Born: Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany

Harald Bode was a German engineer and pioneering designer of electronic musical instruments and audio tools.  The tools that he created altered the sounds that we hear every day.  Through leading innovations that modulate the electronic processing of sound, he created sounds that never existed previously.

Harald Bode was born in Hamburg, Germany, 1909 and died in 1987. Some of his electronic musical inventions include the Warbo Formant Organ (one of the earliest polyphonic synthesizers), the Melochord, the Melomonica, and the Melodium. After Robert Moog left Moog Music in the late 1970's, he was invited to become Moog Music's chief engineer.