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Dave Smith - The Prophet And The Rising Sun - Part 1

Interview Series | Music Technology, Nov 1990

Designer of the revolutionary Prophet 5, prime mover behind MIDI and now one of Korg's chief designers, Dave Smith's career is unique in hi-tech music. Simon Trask conducts the exclusive MT interview.

Dave Smith - The Prophet And The Rising Sun - Part 2

Interview Series | Music Technology, Dec 1990

In the second part of this exclusive MT interview, the man behind the Prophet 5 and MIDI discusses MIDI, user interfaces and programming. Simon Trask listens in on the thoughts of Korg's R&D.

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A Room Of My Own: Red Sun

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992
Niki Patriarchaea & Yale Del Fabbro AKA Red Sun

Keeping The Dream Alive

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1990

Tangerine Dream have been at the forefront of electronic music long enough to be regarded as an institution. Mark J. Prendergast talks to Paul Haslinger about the TD experience.

Django Bates - Django Live

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986

...Is one of Britain's most inventive jazz keyboard players, with a myriad of different strings to his performing bow, and an unusually open-minded approach to new technology. Simon Trask listens to what he has to say.

This artist was mentioned in these other articles

Enter the MIDI!

Editorial | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1983

Guide to Electronic Music Techniques

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1983
Polyphonic Portamento

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

Review | Sound International, Jul 1978

Dave Crombie's review of the Prophet 5 synth leaves us speechless.

Audio Fast AF1 De-Composer

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1991
Atari ST Software

This ST music analysis program was designed for educational use, but it also has the power to compose music to order. Tim Goodyer discovers one of pop's best-kept secrets.

Shape of Things to Come

News | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990

Your chance to catch up on the latest releases from the world of hi-tech music and recording.

Industry Profile

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1983
Sequential Circuits

Managing MIDI

Feature | Topic: MIDI | In Tune, Dec 1986

IT's guide through the MIDI jungle

Interface the Music

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Phaze 1, Aug 1989

explaining what MIDI can do for you

Studio Electronics MIDImoog

Review | Music Technology, May 1989

If you're looking for the sound of the Minimoog without the limitations of pre-MIDI gear, the MIDImoog could be for you. Tim Goodyer puts the 1989 version of Moog's classic synth through its paces.

Korg MIDI Sync Box

Review | One Two Testing, Jan 1985

in, out, in, out, in, out...

An Oberheim In Time

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Mar 1990

A list of "classic" analogue synths could not be complete without Oberheim's OBXa. Peter Forrest reminisces about an instrument that won the hearts of many musicians.

Return Of The Prophet

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Oct 1988

Possibly the most timely and influential synthesiser development of the 70s was the Prophet 5. Dave Crombie takes a look back at the polysynth that was modelled on the Minimoog.

Life Of A Prophet

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Aug 1990
Prophet 600

While Sequential's Prophet 5 will always be regarded as a milestone in synthesiser technology, their Prophet 600 is almost forgotten already. Gordon Reid attempts to correct the history books.

Raising The Standard

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Music Technology, Jun 1991

As MIDI expands its influence, guidelines for improved compatibility between instruments are emerging. Vic Lennard examines the new General MIDI spec and Roland's proprietary GSS system.

MIDI Basics - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Music Technology, Aug 1987

Confused by MIDI - or even been hiding from it in the hope it might go away? Your prayers are answered and your fears dispelled by Bob O'Donnell in the first of a series that takes MIDI from the top.

Practically MIDI - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Electronics / Build, MIDI | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987

One for the DIY fans. In this new series, Martin Russ penetrates deep into the heart of MIDI equipment and explores how they work, what chips they use and more...

Prophet T8

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1983

A new studio standard?

Climb Aboard The MIDI Bus - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1983

The amazing musical instrument interface

Polyphonic Synthesizers

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1983

A survey of trendsetters

The Big Bang!

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
Simmons SDX Drum Sampler

Lurking inside this angular-looking monster is a versatile computer system that will turn what is ostensibly an electronic drum kit (albeit a state-of-the-art 16-bit sampling one) into a formidable MIDI workstation. Ed Jones test drives Simmons' powerful, new SDX system.



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