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Re: Yet another new free VST looper

At 10:50 PM +0100 2/6/05, Per Boysen wrote:

>wasn't the the Fairlight and the Synclavier systems introduced by 
>the early eighties?

Fairlight was founded in 1975 and released its first instrument, the 
Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) in 1979.

New England Digital was founded in the mid-1970s and released its 
first instrument, the Synclavier, in 1977. This was based on the 
Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer, which was designed by Sydney Alonso 
and Cameron Jones at Dartmouth College in 1976. Jon Appleton was very 
much involved in the original designs and promotion and was a strong 
advocate for the Synclavier's performance orientation. I saw him 
demonstrate it at the AES convention in Los Angeles in 1978. It was 
quite an improvement over the mainframe systems I'd encountered in 
university environments!

Richard Zvonar, PhD
(818) 788-2202