Richard Devine

"Waverazor's synthesis approach is very unique in that you can splice almost any combination of multi-shape waveforms, and multiply, degrade, destroy or mutate them with a wide variety of different parameters. The sounds are very organic and interesting. I honestly can say there are some sounds I created with this instrument that I have never heard before."

Richard Devine is an Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer, specializing in music composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects and specialized sound design.

From his first experiments using computers for composition in the early 1990s, Devine became known for his layered and heavily processed sound. In more recent years he has remixed Aphex Twin and Mike Patton of Faith No More. Richard Devine has released six full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel and Sublight records, and has brought his musical mayhem to audiences worldwide.

Devine has been commissioned for film score work by Touchstone Pictures, collaborated with BT (Brian Transeau) on the movie Surveillance, and worked on commercials for Nike, Audi, BMW, Ford, Scion, Coke, LandRover, Peugeot, Dodge, HBO, McDonald's, Sprite, Spike Television network and with Konami gaming division for their Dance-Dance Revolution game. Most recently, Devine created UI Sound Design and Ambisonic Environmental Audio for Google's DayDream VR Platform. His latest album SortLave was released under his own name on Timesig/Planet-Mu Records on November 2nd 2018.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/RichardDevineMusic/
https://richarddevine.bandcamp.com/

Erik Norlander

"MOK is all about innovation and non-conventional thinking. Taiho, Rob and Chris are a mighty team with the perfect complementary skill sets based on their many years in the industry. It shows in their products. Far from the "me too" products of so many other manufacturers, these guys are creating totally new tools for musicians and sound designers."

Erik Norlander is an accomplished keyboardist, composer and producer with over 40 album credits including 9 solo albums, 7 with his Rocket Scientists project, and 10 albums with vocalist wife Lana Lane. In 2018, Erik appeared on the debut album from Dukes of the Orient, a spinoff of the supergroup Asia, along with former Asia frontman, John Payne. The two co-wrote all of the album's songs and produced 2 videos. Prior to that, Erik toured with Asia Featuring John Payne for 6 years. Erik also toured extensively in the US and Europe with Last in Line featuring original Dio members Vinny Appice and Vivian Campbell.

Outside of the music world, Erik co-designed the UNO Synth analog synthesizer for IK Multimedia in 2018, carrying on the legacy of his design work on the legendary Alesis Andromeda analog synthesizer in the late 1990s. Prior to that, Erik was the first synthesizer product manager for Alesis Studio Electronics and presided over the creation of the QS series of the synthesizers, as well as the DM5 and DMPro drum modules. Erik has worked on various projects over the years for Yamaha, Waldorf, MOTU, Universal Audio, Arturia, Spectrasonics, Dave Smith Instruments and Line 6. Erik also actively works with The Bob Moog Foundation to advance the legacy of the maverick synthesizer pioneer.

Links:
https://www.eriknorlander.com
https://www.facebook.com/erik.norlander.artist.page