Douglas Kraul is an electronics and computer industry innovator who began working and playing in the electronic music field over forty years ago when he built his own analog synthesizers. Founder of Harmony Systems, Inc., Doug handles all product development.
He creates music compositions under the name drK and Ambientronic.
Harmony Systems, Inc., founded in 1983, has provided innovative products to the personal computer and music and recording industry for over 30 years. Harmony Systems' novel products have been licensed to industry leaders, making Harmony Systems the "silent partner" behind numerous award winning products.
Harmony Systems was one of the first companies to bring to market products using the MIDI standard. Its SynHance™ family of MIDI peripherals brought professional recording features and capabilities into the personal studio. The SynHance MTS-1 pioneered low-cost tape synchronization that made possible spot-on synchronization between analog multitrack tape and digital MIDI sequencing. The SynHance Voice Vault™ family provided both storage expansion and library features to the Yamaha DX and TX series synthesizers through a stand-alone device.
Harmony Systems has also provided designs and technology to the electronic musical instrument industry. Its voltage control oscillator (VCO) design has been licensed to one of the leading modular synthesizer "revival" companies and is widely recognized for its superior performance and stability.
Harmony Systems, through its Delora Software brand, has been developing and offering iPad and iPhone apps for electronic musicians since 2010.