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Sunday, May 21 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Instrument Design: 45 Years of Instrument Design

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Synthesizer design is a fundamental element of the Moogfest’s mindset, and few have contributed more to the state of modern synthesizers than the honorable Dave Smith. Moogfest has invited Dave to discuss his 45 years of work in the business that shapes the way the world sounds and produces music. From polyphony to Prophet’s, the invention of MIDI to modern philosophies in synth design, Dave will walk us through his electronic history.

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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 Smith

DSI is helmed by legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith, the original founder of Sequential Circuits in the mid-70s. Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth—and the first musical instrument with an embedded microp... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

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