LZX Industries was born in 2008 out of the Synth DIY scene when Lars Larsen of Denton, Texas and Ed Leckie of Sydney, Australia began collaborating on the development of a modular video synthesizer. At that time, analog video synthesizers were inaccessible to artists outside of a handful of studios and universities. It is our continuing mission to design creative video instruments that (1) stay within the financial means of the artists who wish to use them, (2) honor and preserve the legacy of 20th century toolmakers, and (3) expand the boundaries of possibility. The community of enthusiasts employing our tools in their personal meditations and artworks is what makes our mission possible.
Since 2015, LZX Industries resides in a small home workshop in Portland, Oregon where we focus on the research and development of new instruments, and adding value to our existing product lines through user support and community building.
LZX is not an acronym. It is an alphabetical sequence with aesthetic merit.
Lars Larsen / Managing Partner
Homeschooled ex-Texan Dungeon Master. Wife Heather. Kids Ani, Leni & Loki. Video Believer.
Ed Leckie / Partner
Australian video hardware genius. Used to be in a glam band. Wife Suze. Kids Felix, Theo & Jarvis. Loves Area 51, Nevada.
Dave Larsen / Graphic Designer
Design and illustration wunderkind. Draws comics. Loves esoteric books.
Heather Larsen / Office Manager
Assembly technician and lab management squirrel. Husband Lars. Kids Ani, Leni & Loki. Smallest hands on the team.