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Dave Smith, center, photographed attending the 2015 North American Music Merchants convention in Anaheim, Calif.

Remembering Dave Smith, inventor of MIDI and the Prophet-5 synthesizer

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WASHIGNTON, D.C. (NPR) — The sound of pop music in the ’80s was shaped by synthesizers – and one of the most impactful people behind that sound was inventor Dave Smith, creator of the Prophet-5 synthesizer and founder of Sequential Circuits, the instrument’s small-scale production company. Though his most well-known inventions were decades in the… Read More