Nick on the Passing of synth guru Dave Smith

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I am really sad to hear Dave Smith, synth guru and designer of the Prophet V has left our analogue world. He was a pioneer and never stopped looking for new ways forward in the synth universe.

When I was making the first Duran Duran album, the Prophet V was one of my main instruments, I have continued to use it on virtually every record I have made since then.

Without Dave’s vision and ingenuity, the sound of the 1980s would have been very different, he truly changed the sonic soundscape of a generation.

He had a deep understanding of what musicians wanted and I am eternally grateful for the tools of creation he provided.

Nick - Helsinki June 2nd 2022