The Prophet from Silicon Valley: The Complete Story of Sequential Circuits

The Prophet from Silicon Valley: The Complete Story of Sequential Circuits

David Abernethy


The tale of Sequential Circuits, the top synthesizer producer of the 1980s. one of many nice American synthesizer businesses, based and led by means of San Francisco electronics and computing device graduate, Dave Smith, Sequential Circuits Inc. lead the way for track of the long run. Smith introduced effortless, cheap and strong polyphonic synthesis to all degrees of track creation within the type of the ground-breaking Prophet-5 synthesizer. published in 1978, the Prophet led the hot wave stream into the subsequent decade, making a sonically fascinating soundtrack to eighties tradition. It improved the palette of all tune genres and was once embraced by way of execs and amateurs alike. Sequential Circuits went directly to create additional leading edge options and items akin to programmable results, MIDI, multitimbrality, top of the range sampling, notebook and MPC structures and lots of extra. this present day the Prophet-5 is especially a lot sought-after as a type of really iconic vintage musical tools. The ebook positive aspects many specific and hugely pleasing and informative tales from ex-Sequential employees, tune moguls, and recognized keyboard avid gamers. comprises over 240 photographs and illustrations (paperback)

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