Technical GRAMMY Award For MIDI Creators

US Dave Smith and Ikutaro Kakehashi are honoured      14/12/12

Technical GRAMMY Award For MIDI Creators
Dave at the first public demonstration of MIDI at the NAMM show in January 1983

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Dave Smith and Ikutaro Kakehashi are to get a Technical GRAMMY award. Here's the press statement that The Recording Academy has released:

In 1983, Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland Corporation, and Dave Smith, president of Sequential Circuits, unveiled MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of MIDI, a standard that motivated the cooperation of an entire industry and helped move music technology into a new era. In a nearly unprecedented collaboration between competing manufacturers, what would soon prove an inescapable new technology was born when two competing manufacturers' electronic keyboards were connected, enabling them to "talk" to one another using a new communication standard. The announcement ultimately revolutionized the music world. Today, MIDI is ubiquitous in the musical equipment industry, and is the de facto standard feature on virtually every electronic music product made by every manufacturer.

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