synthesizer
(SIN-the-sie-zer)


[Eng.]


An electronic instrument developed in the1960's that produces a wide variety of sounds by combining sound generators and sound modifiers in a single unit with a unified control system. The first digital synthesizer that was manufactured for commercial use was made in 1976.


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SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:

Babbitt: Composition for Synthesizer.
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 72

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