AES San Francisco 2008
Sunday, October 5, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm
The Evolution of Electronic Instrument Interfaces: Past, Present, Future
, editor of Electronic Musician magazinePanelists
, Roger Linn DesignsTom Oberheim
, Founder, Oberheim ElectronicsDave Smith
, Dave Smith Instruments Abstract:
Developing musical instruments that take advantage of new technologies is exciting. However, coming up with something that is not only intuitive and musically useful but that will be accepted by musicians requires more than just a feature-rich box with sexy industrial design. This panel will discuss the issues involved in creating new musical instruments, with a focus on interface design, as well as explore ways to avoid the mistakes of the past when designing products for the future. These three panelists have brought a variety of innovative products to market (with varying degrees of success), which have made each of them household names in the MI world.