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Dave Smith founded Sequential Circuits, the premier manufacturer of professional music synthesizers, 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 1987 he was named a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) for his continuing work in the area of music synthesis. 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, which went on to produce the professional musician favorite Wavestation products and other technology. He then took over as President at Seer Systems and developed the world's first software based synthesizer running on a PC. This synth, commissioned by Intel, was demonstrated by Andy Grove in a Comdex keynote speech in 1994. Over 10 million of his second-generation software synth have been sold, which was licensed to Creative Labs in 1996, and is responsible for 32 of the 64 voices in the AWE 64 line of Sound Cards. The third generation is the world's first first fully professional software synthesizer, Reality, released in 1997. Reality was rated the highest of any synth by Electronic Musician magazine. Now he's designing hardware instruments again with the Evolver, Poly Evolver, Evolver Keyboard, Prophet '08, Mopho, Tetra, Mopho Keyboard, Tempest, Mopho x4, and Prophet 12 synths
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Latest Videos about Dave Smith Instruments
NAMM 2014:Dave Smith and the Prophet 12 Desktop NAMM 2014:Dave Smith and the Prophet 12 Desktop

Jan 23, 2014 - NAMM 2014:Dave Smith and the Prophet 12 Desktop We talk.

NAMM2013 Dave Smith Prophet 12 NAMM2013 Dave Smith Prophet 12

Feb 3, 2013 - 12-voice polyphonic synth With Dave Smith himself!

NAMM2013 Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 NAMM2013 Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

Jan 26, 2013 - Think it's just another analog synth? Then you might want to check out this video.

Mopho x4 Synthesizer Keyboard Introduction Mopho x4 Synthesizer Keyboard Introduction

Aug 2, 2012 - It's a polyphonic Mopho keyboard! Mopho x4 is the newest addition to DSI's revered line of analog subtractive synthesizers. Building upon the same award winning voice architecture of the Mopho and Mopho Keyboard, the Mopho x4 boasts huge sound and 4 voice polyphony in an ideally sized, portable,...

NAMM2011 Dave Smith Instruments Tempest NAMM2011 Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

Jan 3, 2012 - Dave Smith prefers to call this a musical instrument, not a drum machine - and you'll likely agree after seeing the video of this buzz-worthy new product.

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  • Latest News about Dave Smith Instruments
    Jan 22, 2015Sequential is Back with Prophet 6
    Jan 25, 2013Dave Smith Instruments Launches Prophet 12
    Aug 2, 2012Dave Smith Instruments Launches Mopho x4
    Jan 19, 2011Dave Smith and Roger Linn releases Tempest
    May 6, 2010Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard Now Shipping
    Mar 22, 2010Mopho Keyboard is Coming Soon
    Jan 16, 2010Dave Smith unveils Mopho with keys
    Nov 6, 2009Dave Smith Instruments releases updated Poly Evolver Keyboard
    Aug 6, 2009Dave Smith unveils Tetra Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer
    May 23, 2009Prophet ’08 Pot Edition - Picture
    May 21, 2009Introducing the Prophet ’08 Pot Edition
    Sep 26, 2008Dave Smith Instruments Mopho
    Dec 29, 2007BoomChik or LinnDrum ?
    Aug 20, 2007Dave Smith announces Prophet ' 08
    Jan 31, 2007Dave Smith and Roger Linn at work ?
    Jan 20, 2006Evolver goes Mono
    Apr 21, 2005Evolver editor update to 1.4
    Jan 22, 2005Poly Evolver keyboard on the deck
    Nov 18, 2004DSI Evolver editor coming soon
    Oct 28, 2003Evolver updates
    Sep 25, 2003Dave Smith Instruments is Busy!
    Jan 31, 2003Curtis chips again?
    Dec 28, 2002The Prophet's return...
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