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.