R.I.P. Dave Smith, founder of Sequential Circuits

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.

Dave Smith passes



… and changed my life, too. Condolences to his family. His pioneering work has made history.

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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 … :crazy_face: :exploding_head:

Yeah, both simple and profound.