Don Lewis - LEO and The Ballad of Don Lewis - Don Lewis' legacy permeates into all modern music. Hip-hop, Rap, Rock, EDM, House, all of it. While he didn't invent the synthesizer, he did significantly advance its use and capability.
Get all of Don Lewis' music and thoughts on his website.
His role in the development of the Roland-TR 808 is foundational. His innovation led directly to MIDI-based instrumentation. His work trail blazed the home studio for musicians/producers. He also fought the musicians union, or more accurately, they fought him as the industry struggled to keep up with his pace of innovation.
Jon Leon Guerrero sits with Don and his wife Julie to talk about Don's upcoming documentary The Ballad of Don Lewis, and his creation LEO. Shout out to our friends and NAMM because LEO is part of their museum.
Man makes a machine
Then the machine makes the man
They’re Leo and Don
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