Drew Schlesinger


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Composer, Synthesist
Company Name
Synthetic Productions

Drew Schlesinger started playing organ after seeing The Doors on The Ed Sullivan Show. While in college, Drew purchased his first Moog synthesizer and attended the Boston School of Electronic Music to learn synthesis with ARP 2600's and modular synths. Drew knew he wanted to be involved with programming synthesizers. The release of MIDI was an exciting time for music technology and he developed sounds for the Casio CZ-101 that he sold to music stores. This led to writing a book on programming CZ synths for Alfred Music and a career creating presets for manufacturers like Korg, Casio, Roland and many others.