The Cure, Bon Iver, Hot Chip, and Duran Duran have all paid respect to Sequential Synth and MIDI Pioneer pioneer Dave Smith, who passed away at the age of 72 last week.

Smith graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Computer Science and an MEng in Electronic Engineering.

The artist was well-known for his compositions, many of which drew inspiration from modern pop music of the time.

Dave Smith Cause of Death