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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Synthesizer'

Synthesizer Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    synthesizer n
  1. an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods [syn: synthesist, synthesiser]
  2. (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments [syn: synthesiser]

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Synthesizer'

A synthesizer (or synthesiser, properly "sound" or "music" synthesizer, often abbreviated to "synth") is an electronic instrument capable of producing sounds by generating electrical signals of different frequencies. These electrical signals are played through a loudspeaker or set of headphones. Synthesizers can usually produce a wide range of sounds, which may either imitate other instruments ("imitative synthesis") or generate new timbres.

Synthesizers use a number of different technologies or programmed algorithms, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. 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 sound synthesis methods, like subharmonic synthesis or granular synthesis, are not found in music synthesizers.

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  • X-Band Fixed Frequency Synthesizer offers ultra low phase noise.
    Operating at 11.8 GHz with 10 MHz reference, RoHS-compliant SFS11800C-LF features typical phase noise of -90 dBc/Hz and -120 dBc/Hz at respective offsets of 10 and 100 kHz. Single frequency synthesizer delivers typ output power of 3 dBm with VCO voltage supply of 5 Vdc while drawing 90 mA typ and PLL voltage of 3 Vdc while drawing 11 mA typ. Typ 2nd harmonic Read more on this news related to 'Synthesizer'
  • Musician with ALS Creates "The Bionic Mouth" Album with ModelTalker Voice Synthesizer
    EAST LANSING, Mich., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- East Lansing-based musician Lee Abramson, (43) has forever changed the way music may be created using a touchpad and one finger. With his new album "The Bionic Mouth" Abramson is now the first musician to ever use the ModelTalker voice synthesizer for music purposes. This vocoder is the album's mor Read more on this news related to 'Synthesizer'
  • Biolytic Lab Performance Inc. Launches the Dr. Oligo Synthesizer Platform: The World's Fastest and Most Efficient High ...
    Biolytic Lab Performance Inc. is proud to announce the Dr. Oligo Synthesizer platform. With the unprecedented capability to complete a single run of 768 oligos in 4 hours*, the Dr. Oligo Synthesizer offers the fastest and most efficient high throughput DNA, RNA, oligonucleotide synthesis in the world**. (PRWeb April 03, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prwe Read more on this news related to 'Synthesizer'

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