The MIDI standard was first proposed by Dave Smith in 1981 in a paper to the Audio Engineering Society. The MIDI Specification 1.0 was published in August 1983. Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a system designed to transmit information between electronic musical instruments. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, manufacturers and other organisations and individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. ... 1983 is an integer and composite number that represents a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Smith's company Sequential Circuits was started in 1974. In 1978, Sequential built the first synthesiser, the Prophet 5, to incorporate a microprocessor. Sequential Circuits was a synthesizer company that was founded in 1978 and sold to Yamaha Corporation in 1987. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Events January January 1 - The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... Microprocessors, including an Intel 80486DX2 and an Intel 80386 A microprocessor (abbreviated as µP or uP) is an electronic computer central processing unit (CPU) made from miniaturized transistors and other circuit elements on a single semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) (aka microchip or just chip). ...
DAVESMITH: We rarely have openings in the Archives, since we are a small department (five in the Archives and four in the Photo Library), but when we do have openings, they are listed on the Disney.com website under Disney Careers.
DAVESMITH: As a historian, my favorite things in the Archives are the ones relating to Walt Disney's early life and those relating to his family.
DAVESMITH: I don't believe this is in the trivia books, but the singing heads in the Haunted Mansion are the Mello-Men, a singing group which was used in a number of Disney projects.
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