Father of 808 and founder of Roland Ikutaro Kakehashi has died (cdm.link)

Perhaps one of the most influential innovators in modern music who most of us have never heard of before, Ikataro Kakehashi, the founder of the music electronics giant Roland. Incidentally he apparently named the company Roland after looking for a name that would be familiar to a western marker and found 'Roland' in the back of a telephone directory. His influence obviously goes beyond the 808 alone and we can look at all the Roland's groundbreaking products, but even by looking at the 808 and 909 it is impossible to overstate the influence these products had. RIP

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