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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1869, agent noun from synthesize. As a type of instrument for generating musical or vocal sounds from 1909; the electronic version is from 1950s.
alt. 1 (context music English) An electronic instrument that creates its sounds with electronics and has a keyboard. 2 (context music English) An electronic instrument module that creates its sounds with electronics and does not have any keyboard. 3 (context electronics English) An electronic circuit that generates an electronic signal oscillation with accurate timing from a reference oscillator. 4 (context electronics English) An electronic device that generates electronic signal patterns to test an electronic circuit. n. 1 (context music English) An electronic instrument that creates its sounds with electronics and has a keyboard. 2 (context music English) An electronic instrument module that creates its sounds with electronics and does not have any keyboard. 3 (context electronics English) An electronic circuit that generates an electronic signal oscillation with accurate timing from a reference oscillator. 4 (context electronics English) An electronic device that generates electronic signal patterns to test an electronic circuit.
Synthesizer or synthesiser may refer to:
- Synthesizer, a collection of electronic devices that modify or manipulate an electronically generated musical tone or sound source.
- Frequency synthesizer, an electronic system for generating any of a range of frequencies from a single fixed timebase or oscillator
- Video synthesizer, a device that electronically creates a video signal
- sSpeech synthesizer, an electronic device or computer program that produces human-like speech
- Synthesizer, a synthpop album by Information Society
- "Synthesizer", a song by OutKast from their 1998 album Aquemini
- "Synthesizer", a song by Electric Six from their 2003 album Fire
Synthesizer is an album by the synthpop band Information Society. It was released on September 1, 2007, from the band's official website, and on October 9, 2007, in record stores.
A synthesizer (usually abbreviated as "synth", also spelled "synthesiser") is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones. Synthesizers may either imitate instruments like piano, Hammond organ, flute, vocals; natural sounds like ocean waves, etc.; or generate new electronic timbres. They are often played with a musical keyboard, but they can be controlled via a variety of other input devices, including music sequencers, instrument controllers, fingerboards, guitar synthesizers, wind controllers, and electronic drums. Synthesizers without built-in controllers are often called sound modules, and are controlled via MIDI or CV/Gate using a controller device, often a MIDI keyboard or other controller.
Synthesizers use various methods to generate electronic signals (sounds). Among the most popular waveform synthesis techniques are subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis, wavetable synthesis, frequency modulation synthesis, phase distortion synthesis, physical modeling synthesis and sample-based synthesis. Other less common synthesis types (see #Types of synthesis) include subharmonic synthesis, a form of additive synthesis via subharmonics (used by mixture trautonium), and granular synthesis, sample-based synthesis based on grains of sound, generally resulting in soundscapes or clouds.
Synthesizers were first used in pop music in the 1960s. In the 1970s, synths were used in disco, especially in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, the invention of the relatively inexpensive, mass market Yamaha DX7 synth made synthesizers widely available. 1980s pop and dance music often made heavy use of synthesizers. In the 2010s, synthesizers are used in many genres of pop, rock and dance music. Contemporary classical music composers from the 20th and 21st century write compositions for synthesizer.
Usage examples of "synthesizer".
Adam Holzman on synthesizer and the bassist Marcus Miller were members of the band.
After Maslin was safely ensconced in bed, Spock moved to the large computer that had been tied into the synthesizer, and began making adjustments.
Uhura walked quickly to the synthesizer and, standing behind Maslin, placed her hands possessively on his shoulders.
She had slid off of the synthesizer bench, and was now sitting in the sand with Maslin cradled in her arms.
Thus Sith appeared to have but one recourse: to repair or reinstruct the synthesizer as quickly as possible, and fleeing Thone and Ggyddn both leave the Earth to its fate.
Sith appeared to have but one recourse: to repair or reinstruct the synthesizer as quickly as possible, and fleeing Thone and Ggyddn both leave the Earth to its fate.
On the sixth day he had driven an unloaded sled from the synthesizer complex under Level Eighteen to the short-term storage facility on Thirty-one, using only the service tunnels and without having to request a navigational fix, in just twenty-four standard minutes without hitting anyone or anythingat least, not hard enough for a written report to be necessary.
Emir in a lenient mood, then feed the appropriate words to a voice synthesizer and get the anesthetist off the hook.
Synthesizers, too, are demasculinized, made to float loose from their typical Gothic or industrial trappings.
Whistler, wearing a tall, Lincolnesque stovepipe hat, a black dustcoat and round opaque white glasses and looking like nothing so much as a cartoon, launched into a weird Star-Wars Cantina anthem at major decibels on his synthesizer.
As long as this world remained warm inside and the homeostatic slave intelligences continued to channel energy to the various systems, the base would live, its synthesizers producing air and foodstuffs, more than he would ever need.
Then Nagami goes into a synthesizer riff, and Jam sags back against a vertical rank of amps.
Eisel musicologists have made exhaustive analyses in these directions, and are absolutely competent at producing the most effective timbres, crescendos and diminuendos upon their synthesizers.
These days, with fancy keyboards, synthesizers and samplers, drum machines and computer software, one guy can pretend to be a whole ensemble, or even an orchestra.
That the greatest synthesizers of the West and the East are in such fundamental agreement is, I think, no massive surprise.