Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has died at age 87 (

Sad news but to reach 87 is an achievement.

Under Kakehashi's leadership, Roland introduced many of the most iconic gear in electronic music, including the TB-303, TR-808, TR909, Jupiter-8 & D-50 synth and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Kakehashi was awarded a Technical GRAMMY in 2013 for contributions to the development of MIDI.

#Roland #909 #808

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