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Synthesizer | Definition


The word synthesizer, is regularly shortened to the word, synth, and refers to an electronic instrument, which contains a programmable computer chip, which can emulate or reproduce sounds. A synth or synthesizer is capable of generating sound using real-time control over the key parameters of sound. They synthesize frequency, timbre, amplitude, and duration ro produce a realistic sound. Most modern synthesizers include a MIDI interface which can output to another device or which can be used as an input from another MIDI device.

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