Gary Leunberger


Oral History Information

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G. Leunberger & Company

Gary Leunberger opened a music store in San Francisco during the 1980s that soon specialized in electronic keyboards and synthesizers. Being a top seller of Yamaha instruments led the company to hire Gary to help program their products. Gary created the voice presets for the DX7, among others, which was first demonstrated by Gary at the NAMM Show in June 1983.  The following year the instrument was released at the NAMM Show, a moment in history Gary will never forget.