What is a Synthesizer?
A synthesizer is an electronic keyboard that came out in the 1970s. Back then musicians would often use a synthesizer to produce a pop record, however, in this century they are now widely used for many genres as they have become flexible over the years. They may look like just a keyboard, but they have more to them than you think. This unique device can play almost any instruments in the orchestra.
How does a synthesizer work?
A synthesizer functions by mimicking any types of acoustic sounds from drums, piano, violin, flutes and more. It contains a unique feature that can create and combine various sounds from scratch. It can also produce and record random effects like a footstep, voice, raindrop and so much more. The feature is the real reason why it was named a synthesizer, the word “Synthesize” means creating something new.
The sound works by plugging into an amplified speaker, then connecting it with a suitable synth software. The software is then used to produce and edit sounds. They are ideal for recording and looping. Continue reading