MATRIXSYNTH: Novation Spotlight: Purity, integrity and Synthesizers with Paula Maddox

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Novation Spotlight: Purity, integrity and Synthesizers with Paula Maddox

Paula Maddox brought us the Monowave (essentially a mono PPG Wave), Vacoloco DIY projects, Modal Electronics, and Dove Audio.

You can find the full Interview with Novation here.

"Unbridled passion drives Paula Maddox as she finds her sound through synth creations.

Captivated by the perplexing synth sounds of the 1980s and driven to recreate the beloved melodies of her favourite songs, Paula Maddox has had a fruitful career in music tech. As a synth afficionado turned designer, Paula has been at the helm of many groundbreaking synth creations, and has also founded her own synthesizer company, Dove Audio. We spoke with Paula to learn more about her career as a trans woman in music tech, and how she infuses purity, integrity and love into her work."

Check out additional Novation Spotlight posts here.


  1. Hey, an Alesis Photon X25. I thought I was the only one left using that.

  2. At the Novation link, all of Paula's photos are blurred lo-rez. Including the one you linked here.
    What does that say about 'transparency'?

    1. Man, I know it takes all kinds, and it must be a hard thing to go through, and to be honest there are times when I could have been more accepting of difference, but honestly, if you see this as a negative representation of someone who has a pedigree as a synth designer that is widely acknowledged, maybe you need to toughen up a little bit. Men, women, children, everywhere are dealing with the challenges of day to day life. I wouldn't be trying to be more open minded without getting to know people this way.



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