High Tech Heroes #36, part 3: Lippold Haken





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In part 3 Lippold Haken shows his ECL-based Zephyr high-end mainframe-replacement computer. The Zephyr design was originally initiated by Donald A. Lee, who would be happy to tell you that he was a programmer on the Illiac I "BEFORE they got the drum!" Don was my mentor and good friend.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about Lippold's Zephyr computer, the on-line repository of information for the Zephyr is located at:

Digital Music Engineer Dr. Lippold Haken demonstrates his Platypus music engineering system, tells how to get a free copy of his advanced LIME music editor (still!), and shows the CDC Cyber-emulating Zephyr computers which he designed and built to run the PLATO systems at the heart of NovaNET. (http://www.cyber1.org)

Host: Sherwin Gooch
Director: G. David Frye
Engineer: Chris Stroberger

More recently, Lippold has dedicated himself to the development and acceptance of a new continuously-variable musical instrument interface called the "Continuum fingerboard". With the Haken Continuum the performer can, among other things, play all the notes which lie "between the keys." (http://www.HakenAudio.com/Continuum)

This episode was taped on location at the offices of Cablevision of Urbana-Champaign on the evening of December 29, 1991. I extend my humble thanks to all involved.

Now it can be told: A very special thanks to the University of Illinois for "loaning" us the can of "Freeze-It" we incessantly sprayed on an op-amp in the board's video signal-path to prevent it from continuing to overheat during the taping of this episode.

Go Illineks!


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