Synthtopia posted an amusing article on the Legend of the Buchla Red Panel. Synth pioneer and inventor Don Buchla was in Berkley during the 60's; where a lot of LSD was flowing through the streets. Legend has it that Red Panel module was dipped in some. This sounds like the sort of nonsense you'd say to drive up the cultural cache of your brand, but it turns it out this was totally true!
Eliot Curtis, Broadcast Ops Manager for San Francisco station KPIX, made the discovery... accidentally.