Evan Brooks


Oral History Information

Evan Brooks became interested in electronic musical instruments during the early days of synthesizer development. He worked on MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) controllers for E-MU and other San Francisco Bay Area companies. Soon thereafter, Evan started designing his own technologies and products. Teaming with his friend Peter Gotcher, whom he met in jazz class during high school, the two established Digidrums later renamed Digidesign. Among their products was the revolutionary program Pro Tools, which, among other things, allowed musician to record high quality recordings in their own homes.