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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Term for system of elec. apparatus which can be used to control or produce sounds (usually from a kbd.). Used by composers of elec. mus. Its invention, by Robert Moog in 1965,...

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Synthesizer

Hugh Davies.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Music. 1104 words.

[synthesiser] (Fr. synthétiseur; Ger. Synthesizer; It. sintetizzatore)

An electronic instrument, usually incorporating a keyboard, capable of producing more complex sounds than...

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synthesizer

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Term for system of elec. apparatus which can be used to control or produce sounds (usually from a kbd.). Used by composers of elec. mus. Its invention, by Robert Moog in 1965,...

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Synthesizer

Kyle Devine.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 676 words.

Electronic musical device or software program used to generate and combine audio signals, using either analog or digital processes.

Analog sound synthesis is typically...

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Klatt synthesizer

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A speech synthesizer written by Dennis Klatt at MIT. See also speech synthesis.

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Klatt synthesizer

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi and Anne Kerr.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 15 words.

A speech synthesizer written by Dennis Klatt at MIT. See also speech synthesis.

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Klatt synthesizer

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 15 words.

A speech synthesizer written by Dennis Klatt at MIT. See also speech synthesis.

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Moog synthesizer

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 65 words.

The synthesizer, as an electronic musical instrument so called because it originally ‘synthesized’ or combined different items of equipment, was

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Moog synthesizer

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 52 words.

The proprietary name of a musical synthesizer, an electronic device for reproducing the sound of various musical instruments and also

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Siemens Synthesizer

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 358 words.

Electronic composition machine (not a synthesizer in the current sense of the word), developed by Helmut Klein and W. Schaaf

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String synthesizer

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 194 words.

Type of keyboard synthesizer intended to imitate electronically the sounds of a string ensemble. Used chiefly in rock and other

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Synthesizers.com

Brandon Smith.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Contemporary Music. 228 words.

Analogue synthesizer manufacturing division of Arrick Robotics, founded in 1987 in Tyler, Texas, by the engineer Roger Arrick (b 1961). The division was established in the late 1990s...

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Synthesizer (jazz)

Hugh Davies.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 3126 words.

An electronic instrument capable of generating and processing a wide variety of sounds. Synthesizers were first used as tools for composition in electronic music studios, but in the...

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Siemens Synthesizer

Hugh Davies.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Music Production Engineering; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 354 words.

Electronic composition machine (not a synthesizer in the current sense of the word), developed by Helmut Klein and W. Schaaf at Siemens & Halske in Munich between 1956 and 1959. It was...

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Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer

Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett.

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 29 words.

A digital synthesizer developed by Sydney Alonso, Cameron Jones, and Jon Appleton in 1972–4; it was superseded

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RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 268 words.

An early form of synthesizer, more accurately described as an electronic composition machine. It was designed and developed by Harry

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Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 100 words.

Digital synthesizer developed by Sydney A. Alonso (hardware), Cameron W. Jones (software), and the composer Jon Appleton (musical design) between

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RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 255 words.

Early form of synthesizer, more accurately described as an electronic composition machine. It was designed and developed by Harry F.

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RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Music. 69 words.

An electronic composition machine (not a synthesizer in the current sense of the word). It was developed by Harry F(erdinand) Olson (b Mount Pleasant, IA, 28 Dec 1902; d Princeton, NJ,...

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synthesizer

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

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an instrument that automates a chemical synthesis, especially of peptides or oligonucleotides.

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synthesizer

Andrew Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 75 words.

1. An electronic musical instrument, usually operated by keyboard and pedals, in which sounds are produced by, for example, additive, subtractive, or FM ...

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