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  What is a Synthesizer?
Programming these early synthesizers was a very complicated and tedious process and the synthesizers had no way of storing the patch settings.
The digital synthesizers have a completely different sound clarity, since their internal sounds are stored in memory as arrays of numbers.
The analog synthesizers were usually equipped with an array of good old-fashioned "buttons" and "sliders" on the front panel of the instrument.
hem.passagen.se /tkolb/art/synth/intro_e.htm   (976 words)

The synthesizer is a type of electronic musical instrument designed to produce artificially generated sound, using techniques such as additive, subtractive, FM and physical modelling synthesis to create sounds.
Most analog synthesizers produce their sound using subtractive synthesis, which means filters[?] and amplifiers[?] are used to manipulate a square or saw-tooth wave produced by an oscillator.
Synthesizers became more usable with the invention in 1983 of MIDI, a digital control interface, and later with the creation of all-digital synthesizers and samplers.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/sy/Synthesizer.html   (1323 words)

 Synthesizer Summary
Synthesizers create sounds through direct manipulation of electrical voltages (as in analog synthesizers), mathematical manipulation of discrete values using computers (as in software synthesizers), or by a combination of both methods.
Synthesizers typically have a keyboard which provides the human interface to the instrument and are often thought of as keyboard instruments.
Subtractive synthesizers use a simple acoustic model that assumes an instrument can be approximated by a simple signal generator (producing sawtooth waves, square waves, etc...) followed by a filter which represents the frequency-dependent losses and resonances in the instrument body.
www.bookrags.com /Synthesizer   (6385 words)

The Moog synthesizer even spawned a subculture of record producers who made novelty "Moog" recordings, depending on the odd new sounds made by their synthesizers (which were not always made by Moog) to draw attention and sales.
One major innovation by Moog was in 1970, when they made a synthesizer with a built-in keyboard and without modular design--the analog circuits were retained, but made interconnectable with switches in a simplified arrangement called "normalization".
One kind of synthesizer starts with a binary digital recording of an existing sound, which is then replayed at a range of pitches.
www.mp3.fm /Synthesizer.htm   (2737 words)

 Synthesizer Generator - Tool for creating language-sensitive editing environments and interfaces
The Synthesizer Generator can be used by anyone who needs to construct an editing environment or an editing interface for objects that can be described by a grammar.
Using the Synthesizer Generator is much faster than producing a hand-crafted editor, just as using a compiler-compiler is faster than writing a compiler.
Languages are defined in the Synthesizer Specification Language (SSL), which is based on the concept of an attribute grammar, a very general notation for expressing syntax-directed translations.
www.grammatech.com /products/sg/overview.html   (549 words)

 Synthesizer (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)
An instrument is a specification for synthesizing a certain type of sound, whether that sound emulates a traditional instrument or is some kind of sound effect or other imaginary sound.
Also, synthesizers may have a limited amount of memory for instruments, meaning that not every soundbank and instrument can be used by every synthesizer, even if the synthesis technique is compatible.
Although the latency is expressed in microseconds, a synthesizer's actual measured delay may vary over a wider range than this resolution suggests.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/javax/sound/midi/Synthesizer.html   (1065 words)

 Tutorial on MIDI and Music Synthesis
The key number is used in the receiving synthesizer to select which note should be played, and the velocity is normally used to control the amplitude of the note.
Note that some sounds on some synthesizers actually utilize more than one "voice", so the number of notes which may be produced simultaneously may be less than the stated polyphony of the synthesizer, depending on which sounds are being utilized.
If the synthesizer receiving the MIDI sequence uses the same patch map (the assignment of patch numbers to sounds) that was used in the composition of the sequence, then the sounds will be assigned as intended.
www.harmony-central.com /MIDI/Doc/tutorial.html   (10219 words)

 Synthesizer Software: Text To Speech Synthesizer, ARPTON Synthesizer-Arpeggiator-Player, Zephyrus VSTi, ...
Speech Synthesizer is a great Text to Speech synthesizer for Children to learn English Speaking and Vocabulary.
Speech Synthesizer 5.0 is a powerful text to voice converting application that is extremely useful for converting all types of text to speech, learning English pronunciation and Vocabulary building.
Advanced sound editor and synthesizer designed from the ground up to take full advantage of Microsoft's 32 bit Windows architecture and featuring an unparalleled set of powerful synthesis and editing functions; an intuitive user interface; visual scripting for easy automation of repetitive tasks; and a built-in development environment for the creation of new functions.
www.criticalfiles.com /free/synthesizer   (702 words)

 Synthesizer module
The MML Synthesizer Module is based on the model of a universal synthesizer.
The synthesizer to which music content applies is indicated with the synth element.
The older analogue synthesizers used to have such primitives, and some of the later digital models mimic these old analogue synthesizers thus allowing the use of primitives.
www.musicmarkup.info /modules/synth   (1049 words)

AUBE can process audio in real time, the user set up arbitrary configuration of sound sequencers, generators and effects modules, through which sound is generated, filtered, recorded etc. There is also support for loaded samples which can be sequenced (like a tracker) and edited.
A realtime software synthesizer for the PC with integrated sampler, effect unit and a tracker-style sequencer.
A modular synthesizer and effects processor which offers a variety of sounds covering FM and Analog synthesis to Waveshaping and Resonator Models.
www.visiomedia.com /rooms/studio/synthesizer.htm   (708 words)

 Combine the MAX2902 with an External Frequency Synthesizer - Maxim/Dallas
When choosing a synthesizer IC, the first decision that must be made is whether to use an integer-N or fractional-N model.
As the synthesizer's comparison frequency increases, it is possible to use a wider loop bandwidth without causing degradation to the suppression of comparison spurs.
The first uses an integer-N topology and the second uses a fractional-N. The same synthesizer IC will be used in both its integer and fractional modes to illustrate typical performance of the MAX2902 in a closed loop.
www.maxim-ic.com /appnotes.cfm/appnote_number/2873   (1092 words)

 ARP Synthesizer Patents
Typical synthesizer keyboards are built with a string of resistors driven by a constant current source at the high end and grounded at the low end.
For an N-note polyphonic synthesizer, where N might be some value between 4 and 8, there is an N-pole-double-throw switch under each key on the keyboard.
The basic goals were to have an Odyssey-class monophonic analog synthesizer played with a standard electric guitar, track the notes accurately and fast, and especially not lose the pitch as the note fades away.
www.till.com /articles/arp/patents.html   (3064 words)

 IWMI - The Atlas software package: Introducing the Synthesizer
The Synthesizer is a vehicle for viewing, managing, and analyzing geographic information in the form of spatially distributed data (grids), vectors (digital line graphs), labels, and time-series point data.
The specific tools in the Synthesizer allow users to organize data into common workable formats, view and manipulate that data according to specific needs, and analyze the results of the manipulation.
Arc ASCII is the standard for exchanging spatially distributed data on a fixed distance or latitude/longitude grid in which each grid cell has a unique value for the parameter being mapped.
www.iwmi.cgiar.org /WAtlas/synthesizer.htm   (1549 words)

 The Cornell Program Synthesizer: A Tutorial Introduction
It is assumed that you possess a Synthesizer diskette and have access to a TERAK microcomputer.
The Synthesizer assumes that the program you wish to execute is "adder", the most recent program to have been edited.
Fortunately, this is the only example in the Synthesizer where the meaning of the cursor position on the screen is ambiguous.
www.msu.edu /~mrr/mycomp/terak/tercptut.htm   (4436 words)

 Apple - Logic Pro - Additional Synthesizers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The ES1 software synthesizer has the heart of many classic analog favorites, and includes all of the details and facilities that fans of this type of sound generation know and love.
It is rich with character, and elegantly combines 30 years of synthesizer history.
The monophonic synthesizer ESM lets you design powerful basses and expressive lead sounds, with variable selection between sawtooth and rectangular waves.
www.apple.com /logic/moresynths.html   (676 words)

 Synthesizer (computer) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Synthesizer (computer) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Synthesizer (computer), a computer peripheral, chip, or stand-alone system that generates sound from digital instructions rather than through...
Keyboard, in computer science, a keypad device with buttons or keys that a user presses to enter data characters and commands into a computer....
encarta.msn.com /Synthesizer_(computer).html   (105 words)

 The Orgins of the Synthesizer: An Interview with Dr. Robert Moog
The Moog Synthesizer was finally introduced to a large audience through Wendy Carlos’s 1968 album Switched on Bach, which featured Carlos, a Moog synthesizer, a multi-track recorder and some interesting electrical interpretations of classical compositions.
A synthesizer (at least a modular synthesizer like the Moog synthesizers of the '60's) is a collection of functional modules that you can interconnect in an extremely wide variety of ways.
RM: Analog synthesizers enable the musicians to vary as many as 20 or 30 performance parameters (properties of the sound) conveniently, quickly, and smoothly by means of panel controls.
members.tripod.com /vermontreview/Interviews/moog.htm   (2451 words)

 Synthmuseum.com - Your Vintage Synthesizer Resource
There have been past attempts by other people to re-create the most popular vintage synthesizers in history, but this time the original inventor of the Minimoog, Mr.
Bob Moog himself, has updated this all analog synthesizer for a new generation.
The A-Z of Analogue Synthesisers by Peter Forest
www.synthmuseum.com   (224 words)

 The Moog Synthesizer
There were two types of case, a nice looking wooden console, and a portable box covered in fl crinkly paper.
Unlike many other synthesizers, the signal outputs of each Moog module are of appropriate level to connect directly to other audio equipment.
Sample and hold was never a Moog thing, it was first found on Buchla synthesizers and then on just about every second generation system.
arts.ucsc.edu /ems/music/equipment/synthesizers/analog/moog/Moog.html   (1818 words)

 midi trigger box
The language is significantly extended with words that deal with the Hybrid Synthesizer, MIDI input and output, a Timer device, a new SID synthesizer chip, and all the devices used to control the analog synthesizers such as control voltage DACs and ADCs, pulse detectors and generators.
The Hybrid Synthesizer interface is rebuilt with new waveform generators and timer control.
Analog synthesizer circuitry reaches a certain maturity with the availability of chips such as Solid State Music chips and the Curtis music chips.
timara.con.oberlin.edu /~jtalbert/CMS/cms.htm   (1997 words)

 Windows XP 2000 NT ME 98 95 Music Software: Software Synthesizers [Shareware Music Machine]
Here you will find a collection of software based synthesizers which do the same thing as traditional physical synths, except they run on your computer.
Synthesize anything from heavy basses to organs and lush synths to deep LFO effects.
Synthesizer which offers a wide range of sounds, combinations and rhythmical sequences.
www.hitsquad.com /smm/win95/SOFTWARE_SYNTHESIZERS   (1440 words)

 Analog Synthesizer Resources
It is not meant to be complete; there's a lot of material out there, so I'm limiting this list to historical documents, original work, well-referenced work, and my own personal likes.
Interestingly enough, over three decades after Robert Moog introduced the modular music synthesizer, and over 15 years after most electronic music companies have abandoned the field, these folks are making some impressive advances.
Synth DIY is a remarkable forum for discussions of synthesizers and audio processing.
www.till.com /articles/synthresources   (420 words)

 MHC Space Synthesizer
The Space Synthesizer produces ambient sounds suitable for music genres, such as ambient techno, space-music and traditional ambient music.
The Space Synthesizer uses a resonator, to create that famous sweeping sound, and an ensemble effect to give the synthesizer that lush and smooth sound.
Many parameters can be controlled by the built-in analog style sequencer, for example the waveform of the oscillator, which can be set to make smooth or abrupt transitions.
www.macmusic.org /software/view.php/lang/en/id/1253   (366 words)

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