Anyone who has listened to or created electronic music over the past 40+ years owes a great debt to Dave Smith's work, knowingly or not. Whether it be through his engineering advances in musical synthesis, the sound of the instruments he helped develop (Prophet-5, Korg Wavestation, Seer Systems Reality and more),
or via his leading role in inventing the MIDI protocol and then pushing its universal adoption.
Members of our synthwave community thought it would be a nice idea to honour his selfless work by putting together a tribute compilation.
Songs in this compilation were created with Dave and his contributions to music in mind, while highlighting the voice of one or more of the following instruments:
- Any Sequential gear
- Any DSI gear
- Oberheim OB-X8
- Korg Wavestation (VST or hardware)
- Seer Systems Reality
- Arturia Prophet V / Prophet-5 / Prophet-VS V
- U-he Repro-1 / Repro-5
- Creamware Prophet / Prophet Plus
- Native Instruments Pro 5 / Pro 52 / Pro 53
- Bristol Prophet-5 / Prophet-52 / Prophet-10
- Drumtracks, Studio 440, Tom or Tempest drum samples
released November 8, 2022
Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.