Korg Founder Tsutomu Katoh (RIP)

The Legendary Tsutomu Katoh, founder of Korg Inc. has passed away on March 15, 2011, after a long fight with cancer. He leaves behind 45 years of audio innovation and a host of amazing instruments including some of my personal favorites such as the Kaoss Pad, Korg Triton Workstation, and the Trinity Pro-X workstation. Follow the jump for more information on the life of Tsutomu and the legacy that will live on forever.
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The Legendary Tsutomu Katoh, founder of Korg Inc. has passed away on March 15, 2011, after a long fight with cancer. He leaves behind 45 years of audio innovation and a host of amazing instruments including some of my personal favorites such as the Kaoss Pad, Korg Triton Workstation, and the Trinity Pro-X workstation. Check the Press release below for the full Eulogy. RIP!!!

Katoh’s legacy includes a long list of amazing instruments, including:

* DA20 DoncaMatic rhythm machine

* Minikorg 700 monophonic synth

* Mini Pops MP120 rhythm machine

* MS20 semi-modular monophonic synth

* SQ10 analog sequencer.

* Mono/Poly monophonic synth.

* PolySix programmable polyphonic synth

* Poly 800 and Poly 800 MkII hybrid analogue/digital polyphonic synths

* DW8000 hybrid analogue/digital polyphonic synth

* M1 61-note music workstation

* Wavestation 61-note polysynth

* Wavedrum drum synth

* Prophecy monophonic synthesizer

* Trinity ProX 88-note keyboard workstation

* Z1 polyphonic physical modeling synthesizer.

* Electribe line of sequencing samplers, synths & drum machines

* Kaoss Pad

* Triton keyboard workstation

* MS2000 analogue modeling synthesizer

* KARMA music workstation

At Katoh’s death, Korg seems as vital as ever, with a broad range of products and many of it’s older products now considered classics.

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