Welcome, this is a site devoted to the ARIES Modular Systems. Here you will find some useful info, pictures, schematics and
documentation about the various ARIES systems. If you have any more information about Aries, please contact me. Robert Leiner
Aries was a modular synthesizer manufacturer
founded by Frank Fink in the mid 70s and was
located in Salem Massachusetts US.
They built high quality modular synths in
both factory assembled and kit form.
The modules of the ARIES modular system
ware at the time manufactured by resident
company RIVERA MUSIC SERVICE (RMS) run by
Paul Rivera who worked for Arp. They are
also known for their Minimoog modifications.
Aries synthesizers featured mini-plug patch
connections at the bottom of the modules,
making them more compact than other mid-70's
manufacturers which used 1/4" plugs.
The Aries Series 300 was designed by Dennis Colin
who also helped to design the ARP 2500 and 2600.
Left to right, top row, standing
Ken Perrin, from the Boston School of
Electronic Music (BSEM).
Ron Rivera (Rivera had his own company,
partnered with Aries).
June Richards - office manager.
Dennis Colin, who designed both the
Arp 2600 and then the Aries 300.
Jimmy Bastable - Bob Snowdale's partner.
June's son (Rick?) - did cabinets for Aries.
Accountant for Aries.
2nd row, seated
Jennifer Morris, who did graphics for Aries,
including the spiffy logo.
Bob Snowdale, who purchased Aries from
Frank Fink ca 1976 and moved it from Peabody,
Mass, to Salem.
Doug Chin, a very bright young technician.
Lying on ground
Carl Fravel, office manager at Aries 1975-76,
then founded Gentle Electric in 1976.
Aries Music Team ca 1975-76
If you have any Aries parts or modules to sale, please contact me here.
Comments and suggestions to make this a better site is also welcome.
Contributors: (thanx to all)
Carl Fravel (ex Aries employee)
Mark S. Glinsky
Michael Wm. Gilbert
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