WMD is a manufacturer of music hardware including modular synthesizers and guitar pedals We make tools that inspire creativity through powerful feature sets and well crafted user interfaces.
William Mathewson founded WMD in 2007, starting with pedals. The Geiger Counter came out in 2008 and launched us onto the the world's stage of gear makers. He released the module version in 2009, and has since designed over 65 modules and provided engineering support for hundreds more.
WMD did in house manufacturing from 2007 until mid 2022 when several forces made that part of the business non-viable. William sold everything off and planned for the total shut down of WMD. Over the course of a few months, he decided to reorganize and keep the fun part (designing modules). It took many more months to figure out the logistics of everything else.
During that downtime, William started AMMT Synthesis with three former WMD employees:
- Alex Anderson - maker of many videos and the forefront of marketing and customer service.
- Mason Malvinni - dsp and embedded programmer responsible for crafting the drum modules and Metron suite.
- Matt Tanner - master assembly technician and musician and part of the design team.
AMMT is continuing development of the drums and Metron suite. And sharing ownership as partners in the continued pursuit of making new sounds and tools.
William also started a local retail refill business with his life partner, Vesper Holly, called Refillanthropy. This 450 square foot retail shop provides the Baker neighborhood in Denver with sustainably sourced bulk refills, plastic free household and personal care goods, and eco friendly gifts. The retail shop opened in October 2023 with a mission to reduce single use plastics and help educate about sustainable lifestyles.
WMD is passionate about the reduction of single-use plastics and is reducing the use of plastic packaging as much as possible.
WMD continues to employ Paul Sitte, a bad ass human and musician who makes everything he touches better.