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computers in music

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Elec. computers have so far been used in two ways by composers: (a) to aid pre‐compositional calculations and (b) to produce elec. sound. They have also been used to analyse works, to study...

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electronic music

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Mus. prod. by elec. means, the resulting sounds being recorded on tape. At first the term applied strictly to sounds synthesized electronically, to differentiate from musique concrète,...

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keyboard instrument

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Large group of musical instruments played by pressing keys on a keyboard. Notes are sounded by hitting or plucking a string (as in the piano or harpsichord), passing air through ...

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Robert Moog

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(b Flushing, NY, 1934; d Asherville, N. Car., 2005).

Amer. audio‐engineer and inventor. Pres., Moog Mus. Inc., Williamsville, NY. Invented and patented Moog synthesizer (1965),...

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sampling

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1 The analysis of sounds by digital synthesizers. Sampling techniques have been widely used in the production of individual voices for commercial synthesizers: instead of...

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sequencer

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1 In computer music, either a computer program or hardware that allows a composer to arrange a sequence or sequences of musical notes. These may then be replayed as continuous...

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