Category:Hugh Le Caine
At home he pursued a life-long interest in electronic music and sound generation. In 1937, Le Caine designed an electronic free reed organ and in the mid 1940s, built the Electronic Sackbut, now recognised to be one of the first synthesizers. After the success of public demonstrations of his instruments, he was permitted to move his musical activities to NRC and to work on them full time in 1954. Over the next twenty years, he built over 22 different new instruments. Le Caine also collaborated in the development of pioneering electronic music studios at the University of Toronto in 1959 and at McGill University in 1964.
- Hugh Le Caine, An Inventor's Notebook by Gayle Young