Bob Moog noted that Carlos’s feedback was invaluable when he was developing his early synths, which should give you some idea of how important a figure in synth history she is. Born Walter, she became Wendy in 1972, having already wowed the world with the Switched-On Back album and soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. She also scored 1982’s Tron - in a nice piece of synth symmetry, Daft Punk have been signed up to perform the same duties on the forthcoming sequel.
“Walter Carlos started it all with his JS Bach covers!” (Thanks, nsureit)
“How about Wendy (Walter) Carlos?” (Thanks, gben)
“Keith Emerson. Rick Wakeman. Bob Moog. Walter Carlos. All for obvious reasons.Others we shouldn't ignore: Peter Bardens, Pete Townshend (Who's Next was a masterpiece).” (Thanks, musophilr)