One of the pioneers in computer music, Max Mathews died last week in the age of 84. Max is considered the father of digital synthesis and a great explorer in computer innovations. He developed “MUSIC” the first computer program for sound synthesis, he arranged the first synthesized voice with “DAISY BELL” making computers talk for the first time and also experimented with gestural controllers way before Wiis and Kinects were mainstream devices. Rest in peace mr Mathews, your ideas and work will live forever.

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Check out more about Max Mathews in Wikipedia.

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