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History of Sound
Roland releses the TR-808 drum machine in 1980.
1980
The E-mu Emulator was released as well as the PPG Wave.
1981
Roland released their Jupiter-8, polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled.
1981
In 1982 Passport Designs developed with their “Soundchaser” the concept of synthesizers as a computer peripheral.
1982
In 1982, flutist Larry Beauregard connected his flute to Di Giugno´s aX audio processor, enabling real-time pitch following.
1982
In 1982 Commodore release their C64, which enabled a broad public to make their first steps in producing music by a computer
1982
In 1982 Roland released the TB-303, a bass synth, most often used by Chicago house producers.
1982
In 1982 Roland released the legendary SH-101, one of the favourites of dance music producers of the time.
1982
In 1983 Yamaha´s DX7 so called FM synth (in fact it was PM) conquered the popular music of the 1980s.
1983
MIDI technology (Developed by Dave Smith and Roland) was standardized in 1983 by a panel of music industry representatives
1983
Miller-Puckette develops the graphic signal-processing software MAX in the mid 1980s.
Mid 1980s
Roland´s Alpha Juno appeared in 1985, but was mostly used by techno producers in the 1990s.
1985
In 1985 both, Atari and Commodore released their personal computers equipped with MIDI music software.
1985
Laurie Spiegel develops the “Music Mouse – and Intelligent Instrument” for Macintosh, Amiga and Atari computers in 1986.
1986
Barry Truax developed a way to create granular synthesis in real time in 1986.
1986
Rolands D-50 of 1987 combined sample-based synthesis and onboard digital effects.
1987
The Korg M1 from 1988 started the era of workstations based on ROM sample sounds.
1988
Peavey´s DPM-3 of 1990 was the first commercially availyble synthesizer, which was completely based on standard DSPs (digital signal processors).
1990
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