Ikutaro Kakehashi

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Roland TR-808

Ikutaro Kakehashi [b., February 7, 1930 – d., April 1, 2017] was an engineer, an entrepreneur, and the founder of Ace Tone, Roland Corporation and ATV Corporation, Japanese manufacturers of electronic musical instruments. He was known for his role in the development of Ace Tone and Roland drum machines and the MIDI standard.

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