Tom Oberheim

Tom Oberheim

Thomas Elroy Oberheim (Born July 7, 1936, Manhattan, Kansas), known as Tom Oberheim, is an audio engineer best known for designing effects processors, analog synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. He has been the founder of four audio electronics companies, most notably Oberheim Electronics. He was also a key figure in the development and adoption of the MIDI standard.

Read more about Tom Oberheim:  Early Years, Oberheim Electronics and Maestro, Synthesizer Designer, MIDI Proponent, Marion Systems and SeaSound, Return of Oberheim, Breakfast Club, References

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