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Was the Jupiter 4 the world's first synth with a digital memory?
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Was the Jupiter 4 the world's first synth with a digital memory?

I can't seem to find the exact release dates for the Jupiter 4 and Prophet 5, both released in 1978. Does anyone know these dates? And was the Jupiter 4 the first synth with a digital memory?
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afaik ppg sonic carrier is
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Quadra also had it in 78, but its only on/off parameters and not the state of the sliders
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The Oberheim Four Voice had 16 digital patch memory locations in the programmer module. The FVS came out in 1975 but the early ones did not have the programmer. I do not know exactly when the programmer module came into production.
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The first unit I remember seeing was the Oberheim OB-1.
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Tangental question:

Is the Jupiter-4 the first non-organ analog synth to have an arpeggiator?

Does the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer count?
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