Will Alexander


Oral History Information

Will Alexander worked for Oberheim in the heyday of the synthesizer boom of the 1970s. He helped engineer the Oberheim Four Voice System as well as the popular OB-X units. He soon realized the role computers could play in music making and by using the early Apple products he began engineering instruments on his own. Over the years he played a vital role in designing and maintaining the electronic instruments for performers such as Keith Emerson. In fact, Will’s engineering helped create the sounds used in Emerson’s recordings of “From The Beginning” and the first hit for Emerson, Lake and Palmer entitled “Lucky Man.”