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An Introduction to Synthesizers

Nov 9, 2007
Are you interested to know about musical instruments? Heard about synthesizers but do not have a concrete notion on that? We are providing you an introduction to synthesizers. This will help you to know about the instrument. You will also get sufficient information from here, if you want to learn this instrument.

Synthesizer is an instrument, which is completely electronic. The basic difference between an acoustic instrument and an electronic instrument is that an acoustic instrument makes the sound from the movement of some of its parts. For example, a flute creates its sound from the resonance. This resonance again comes from the pipe of air. Some kind of resonance is mandatory for acoustic instruments.

But an electronic instrument totally works with the help of electrical energy. Electronic instruments like synthesizers are not able to create any direct sound. It does not even have any original sound. What it has is just electronic signals. Headphones or loudspeakers are the indispensable part of such synthesizers. It can never generate any sound without them.

Synthesizers have a keyboard, which is very much like a piano. Each of those keys is actually a switch. The user just makes an electronic circuit on and off by hitting those keys. This instrument has got the facility, which allows the player to use strings, mouthpieces, drum pads, devices like guitar and computer.

Synthesizers can be used in a varied manner. They can copy the sound of other instruments. Sounds of instruments like guitar, drums, violin, flute everything is available in this one instrument. A new sound can be created in synthesizers by mixing various other sounds.

In the initial stages, synthesizers used to be a big instrument. They could only be found in big sound studios. They were not at all dependable at that time. They used to take a long time before starting up. They even used to go out of tune very often.

There were patch cords. These cords were used to change the sound. If the player wants to switch over from a flute sound to a violin sound, then he had to change the cord. There were different cords for different sounds. They were very complicated too. Working with this instrument was a bit strenuous.

Now, let us get introduced to the modern synthesizers.

Today synthesizer has become very easy to handle, specially the programming part. Now the user does not have to do much. All the programming work can be done with the help of joysticks, digital pushbuttons, switches, computers and touch sensitive screens.

They have come a long way. From introduction to synthesizers to the modern stage, it has changed itself a lot. Now there are lots of companies like, Rolland, Casio, Yamaha etc. all of them make different synthesizers with different characteristics.

There is a varied range of good synthesizers available now. They are sleek, trendy, user friendly and fully prepared for professional work. Some models of this genre are Roland V synth GT, Yamaha MM6 Synth etc.
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