RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi

Ikutaro Kakehashi

Ikutaro Kakehashi

(February 7th 1930 – April 1st 2017) was an engineer, an entrepreneur and the founder of Japanese manufacturers electronic musical instruments Ace Tone, Roland Corporation and ATV Corporation.
He is best known for founding Roland Corporation as well as his roles in the development of Roland drum machines and the MIDI standard.
In 1972 he founded Roland Corporation and became president continuing to work on the development of drum machines, including the Roland CR-78 and the iconic Roland TR-808

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