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May 31, 2022

Music Tech Pioneers III : Sequential Circuits : Rise, Fall, Return !

Hosted by Vin Curigliano of AAVIM Technology, I am joined by guest co-host Pete Brown of Microsoft and special guest Dave Smith, who is the founder of Sequential Circuits.

We discuss Daves early history with music and technology , and how that lead a path to founding Sequential Circuits, the early days exploring analog synths and creating tools to expand their usability, to his work with microprocessors and the eventual development of the revolutionary Prophet 5 Polyphonic synth.

We cover his involvement in the development of MIDI and the paradigm shift that created in the industry, the challenges of staying ahead of an ever increasing competitive market, the damage caused by being too early to market with evolving technologies , the fall of the company and his work with other companies in the late 80's and 90's.

We also cover Daves return to hardware synthesisers with DSI - Dave Smith Instruments in the 00's, the eventual return of the Sequential brand name, his ongoing work with continuing to deliver analog synth mastery, and much, much more.

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