[vcf-midatlantic] passing of MIDI developer

Brian L. Stuart blstuart at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 16 22:51:32 UTC 2022

On Fri, Jun 10, 2022 at 10:01:57AM -0400, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 6/9/22 23:47, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > MIDI is both a simple cabling and serial interface to connect digital
> > audio instruments to a computer;
>   I have to speak up here.  MIDI is often used to connect musical
> instruments to a computer, especially hobbyists at home, but that's not its
> only role, and I'd argue from my own experience that it's a comparatively
> minor role.  MIDI is also used to interconnect instruments, and connect
> controllers (like keyboards, pedals, pads, etc that don't have synthesizer
> circuitry in them) to instruments.

For anyone who would like to learn more about the contributions
and career of Dave Smith, Syntaur posted a nice tribute to him


ObVCF: His Prophet 5 design was one of the (if not the) first
commercial synths to use a microprocessor to control an analog
sound path.


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