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Thursday, May 18 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Instrument Design: From Analog to Digital and Back

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Dave Rossum, co-founder of E-mu Systems and the inventor of instruments and technologies that have advanced the state of the art of electronic musical instrument design for over 47 years, recounts some of the key events, motivations and inspirations encountered on his creative journey from analog synthesizers, to sampling and DSP, and now–full circle–back to modular synthesis.

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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the door opened to radical innovations in performance, creation, and control. These are boundless tools: from the first synthesizers to the... Read More →

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Dave Rossum

Chief Wizard, Rossum Electro-Music
Rossum Electro-Music creates uniquely powerful tools for electronic music production. Driven by the creative and technological vision of electronic music pioneer Dave Rossum, Rossum Electro-Music is the culmination of Dave’s 45 years of designing industry-defining instruments a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

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