Synthesizer

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Description

A sound synthesizer (often abbreviated as "synthesizer" or "synth") is an electronic instrument capable of producing a wide range of sounds. Synthesizers may either imitate other instruments ("imitative synthesis") or generate new timbres. They can be played (controlled) via a variety of different input devices (including keyboards, music sequencers and instrument controllers). Synthesizers generate electric signals (waveforms), and can finally be converted to sound through loudspeakers or headphones.[1]

Etymology and Alternative Spellings

Construction

History

Sticks, Mallets, Beaters

Technique

Grips

Stroke Style/Type

Manufacturers

Retailers

See Also

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthesizer