jan 3, 1982 - first MIDI keyboards were invented
MIDI was invented by a coming together of moog and several other synthesizer companies to allow musicians to use multiple brands of synthesizer with each-other, and the prophet was the first to include this feature. In 1982 the first MIDI synthesizers were invented, the “prophet-600”, the first computers released to support midi were the NEC-PC98/99 (1982) and the MSX (YamahaCX5M) (1983).
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unit 5 music technology in context