Eric Persing

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Eric Persing
Eric Persing showing off his OMG-1 synthesizer @ Moogfest2011.jpg
Eric Persing showing off his OMG-1 synthesizer
Born 22 July
Nationality United States American
Known for Sound design

Eric Persing is a sound designer, professional synthesist and producer in Los Angeles, California. He is best known as the Founder and Creative Director of the leading music software and virtual instrument company Spectrasonics. He has been a major contributor to all of Spectrasonics' products, including Omnisphere, Stylus RMX,[1] Trilian, Atmosphere and Trilogy.[2]

In 2011, he and his team accepted the TEC Award for "Best Musical Instrument Software" for Omnisphere version 1.5.[3][4]

Persing started working for the Roland Corporation as Chief Sound Designer[5] from 1984 to 2004,[6] where he worked on many influential synthesizers and music-related products such as the Roland D-50, the JD-800, the Roland JX, JV, JP, XP series synthesizers and many others. Even today, his sounds can be heard in many productions.

Important influences for Persing are Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Jan Hammer, Yes, Genesis and Thomas Dolby.[7]


  1. ^ "Stylus Virtual Groove Module". Canadian Musician. Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. via Highbeam research. May 1, 2002. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Spectrasonics Artisan Eric Persing". Spectrasonics. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  3. ^ "The 27th TEC Awards Winners". 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  4. ^ "ILIO News: Spectrasonics' Omnisphere has won the prestigious "TEC Award"". Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  5. ^ "Roland meeting stresses educational market". Music Trades via Highbeam Research. Music Trades Corp. March 1, 1990. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  6. ^ The Church Collective interview
  7. ^ KVR audio interview

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