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Experiments, Experiences and Philosophy
History of Sound
Roland releses the TR-808 drum machine in 1980.
The E-mu Emulator was released as well as the PPG Wave.
Roland released their Jupiter-8, polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled.
In 1982 Passport Designs developed with their “Soundchaser” the concept of synthesizers as a computer peripheral.
In 1982, flutist Larry Beauregard connected his flute to Di Giugno´s aX audio processor, enabling real-time pitch following.
In 1982 Commodore release their C64, which enabled a broad public to make their first steps in producing music by a computer
In 1982 Roland released the TB-303, a bass synth, most often used by Chicago house producers.
In 1982 Roland released the legendary SH-101, one of the favourites of dance music producers of the time.
In 1983 Yamaha´s DX7 so called FM synth (in fact it was PM) conquered the popular music of the 1980s.
MIDI technology (Developed by Dave Smith and Roland) was standardized in 1983 by a panel of music industry representatives
Miller-Puckette develops the graphic signal-processing software MAX in the mid 1980s.