[sdiy] SF Bay Area Alert: Dave Smith at CCRMA today

Donald Tillman don at till.com
Wed Jun 4 19:45:43 CEST 2014

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> From: Carr Wilkerson <carrlane at ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
> Subject: [ccrma-events] CCRMA Colloq: Dave Smith Instruments, Today 5:15pm [Live Stream]
> Date: June 4, 2014 at 10:07:04 AM PDT
> To: CCRMA <local-users at ccrma.Stanford.EDU>, events at ccrma.Stanford.EDU, musicgrads at mailman.stanford.edu, musicugrads at mailman.stanford.edu, musicfaculty at mailman.stanford.edu, jmanton at stanford.edu
> Dave Smith will discuss the interesting history of synths, moving from
> analog to digital to software and now back to analog.
> CCRMA Stage
> The Knoll, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford Campus: http://goo.gl/maps/AO5wr
> Wednesday June 4, 5:15-7pm
> Free and open to the public
> https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/dave-smith-instruments
> Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMi9mBdSMQ
> Bio: Dave Smith founded Sequential Circuits in the mid-70s. In 1977, he
> designed the Prophet-5, the world's first microprocessor-based musical
> instrument. This revolutionary product was the world's first polyphonic
> and programmable synth, and set the standard for all synth designs that
> have followed. The Prophet instruments played a major part in the
> recordings of all popular music styles, and are still prized by
> musicians today.
> Dave is also generally known as the driving force behind the generation
> of the MIDI specification in 1981-in fact, he coined the acronym. In
> 2013, Dave received a Grammy in recognition of his role in the
> development of MIDI. After Sequential, Dave was President of DSD, Inc,
> an R&D division of Yamaha, where he worked on physical modeling
> synthesis and software synthesizer concepts. He then started the Korg
> R&D group in California, designing the Wavestation products and other
> technology. He then took over as President at Seer Systems and developed
> the world's first software based synthesizers.
> In 2002, Dave founded Dave Smith Instruments to develop new hardware
> instruments like the Evolver, Mopho, and Prophet synthesizers, as well
> as the Tempest drum machine, co-designed with Roger Linn. His latest
> instrument is the hybrid digital/analog Prophet-12 synthesizer.
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Don Tillman
Palo Alto, California
don at till.com

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