RIP: Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland

RIP: Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland

From Synthtopia:

Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has died at the age of 87.

There hasn’t been an official announcement from Roland on this yet, but there have been several reports of Kakehashi’s death from musicians that have worked with him. […]

Under his leadership, Roland introduced many of the most iconic gear in electronic music, including:

• The System 700 modular synthesizer;
• The TB-303 bassline synthesizer;
• The TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines; and
• The Jupiter-8 & D-50 synthesizers.

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