Alan Charles Wilder (born 1 June 1959) is a British musician, formerly of Depeche Mode, in which his role as a musician and producer was pivotal. His current musical project is called Recoil, started as a side project to Depeche Mode. When he left the latter in 1995, it became Wilder's primary project. Wilder has also provided production and remixing services to the bands Nitzer Ebb and Curve. He is a classically trained musician and renowned contemporary music producer.