Chris Meyer


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Engineer
Company Name
Sequential Circuits

Chris Meyer grew up during the dawn of the synthesizer and wanted to both play and create electronic music. He earned a degree in engineering to pay for his hobby never realizing he could apply both passions as an electronic engineer. He began work at Sequential Circuits in 1984 just as Dave Smith, the company’s founder, had helped design MIDI. Chris over saw the growth and development of the MIDI spec and in fact helped add code to the spec. He served as Chairman of the MIDI Manufactures Association during that time and stayed on board even after working with DigiDesign and later with Roland.