So sad. A true innovator that gave us some of the first digital polyphonic synths and helped create MIDI. He changed the world of music.
… and changed my life, too. Condolences to his family. His pioneering work has made history.
NPR did a piece on Dave’s passing that includes some nice audio.
I heard that one too.
I was so impressed, if i understood NPR correctly his Prophet 5 was the first synth where all the twiddly knob settings made to create a sound could be stored for subsequent recall. Wow!
And then, to invent MIDI …
Yeah, both simple and profound.