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The Rise And Popularity Of Digital Synthesizers

Nov 21, 2007
Music has got an alluring charm capable of soothing frayed nerves. With the advancement of technology musical instruments have also reformed to a great extent. Digital synthesizer is a by-product of modern technological inventions, which have made the musical journey all the more enticing for listeners globally.

Synthesizers can best be described, as an all-encompassing instrument, which is capable of generating each and every musical sound that one can conceive of. By using mouthpieces, strings, drum pads one can actually create wonderful music. Digitally equipped synthesizers provide a lot of artistic freedom. Therefore it's quite natural that more and more youngsters are getting interested in making a career out of it. Playing digitally equipped synthesizers is not at all difficult nowadays.

Modern digital synthesizers can make any live stage show all the more enthralling. Setting a paradigm shift in the entire musical world globally they have really made music a listener's delight. Following are some of chief characteristics of digital synthesizers:

They are more flexible than the analog ones.

They have got onboard accessibility, a feature that was not present in the previous era synthesizers.

Synthesizers are an extremely versatile instruments. They are capable of imitating any sound to near perfection.

This particular genre offers greater sound clarity.

It is very simple to operate on unlike first generation synthesizers, which required elaborate programming not to speak of the greater space needed to house them.

Digitally equipped synthesizers are capable of producing special effects.

They require higher levels of programming techniques. Some of the programming mechanisms used in digitally assisted synthesizers are as follows-

Digital pushbuttons
Joysticks
Touch-sensitive screens.

Digitally assisted computers have got huge memory space. Almost any tune can be saved very easily in the memory bank without much effort.

Popular digital synthesizer designs are as follows-

Korg Triton (Bradley Joseph, Derek Sherinian
Korg Wavestation (Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Genesis, Jan Hammer).
Kurzweil K2000 (Jean Michel Jarre, Richard Wright, Duran Duran).
Lyricon (Michael Brecker, Tom Scott, Chuck Greenberg, Wayne Shorter).
Hartmann Neuron (Hans Zimmer, Peter Gabriel, Guns N' Roses, David Sylvian).
Korg DSS-1 (Uriah Heep, Ore, Steve Winwood, Joe Zawinul).
Korg Karma (Peter Gabriel, Jordan Rudess, Rick Wakeman)
Korg M1 (Bradley Joseph, Queen, Pet Shop Boys, The Cure).
Alesis Andromeda (Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails).
ARP 2600 (The Who, Depeche Mode, Stevie Wonder, Weather Report, Edgar Winter, Jean Michel Jarre).
ARP Odyssey (Gary Numan, Ultravox and their former frontman John Foxx, Styx,
Herbie Hancock).
Buchla Music Box (Morton Subotnick, Suzanne Ciani)
Casio CZ-101 (Erasure, They Might Be Giants, Moby, Ore)
Casio VL-1 (Trio).

One can make utmost use of the creative impulses when using digitally computed synthesizers. Available in sleek designs and user-friendly interface digital synthesizers make learning music a fun-filled experience. Totally redefining modern musical experience digitally clocked instruments are a boon for modern musicians.

With these kinds of synthesizers it has now become all the more easier to record songs. Churning out every possible tune on earth digital synthesizer has contributed greatly in taking music globally to great heights. Versatility being the keyword this instrument has carved a niche for itself in no time at all.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for guitars, drums, and synthesizers. You can find the best marketplace for guitars, drums, and synthesizers at these 3 sites: guitars, drums, drum sets, and digital synthesizers.
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