Interview with MIDI pioneers Dave Smith and Roger Linn: analog is coming back

00:00 Nov/30/1999

Wondering who put the 'drum' into 'drum machine'? Then listen to the masterminds behind music technology. Not only did Dave Smith coin the acronym MIDI, the standard that recently celebrated 30 years of existence, he also received a Grammy for his contribution to the industry. He was the first person to start making software synthesizers and the first person to stop making them. Smith says that hardware is a lot more fun and lucrative for many reasons. Enjoy the 15-minute DJTT interview, discussing analog vs digital, why analog is doing a come back, and how to get started!






Photo: legendary 808 drum machine by bdu






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