North Coast Synthesis
I'm Matthew Skala, founder of North Coast Synthesis Ltd. I got my start in hobby electronics in the 1980s, spent some time in amateur radio, and even completed one of those NRI electronics correspondence courses that they used to advertise in magazines, before the Internet hit and digital computers became the big thing. Then I pursued computer science for a while, earning a PhD from the University of Waterloo. I specialized in high-dimensional geometry and its applications to such fields as security, database search, and computational linguistics. I spent about 15 years in academic research and teaching at universities in Canada and Denmark. In 2017 I left the academic world to start my own business in Toronto. North Coast Synthesis brings the fine art of handmade electronics to Eurorack modular synthesizers. My products are meant for serious hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers, with a focus on top-quality components; excellent technical openness and documentation; and long-term maintainability.