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An '''electronic musical instrument''' is any musical instrument that produces or modifies sounds by means of [[electronics]]. Instruments such as the electric guitar that generate sound by acoustic or mechanical means but that amplify the sound electrically or electronically are also considered electronic instruments.<ref>[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/183802/electronic-instrument electronic instrument] in Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, 2012, by Carlton Gamer, [[Bob Moog|Robert A. Moog]]</ref>
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[[File:Low-Gain Electronics TTSH (ARP 2600 clone) - Knobcon 2014.jpg|thumb|right|300px|[[TTSH]], the [[ARP 2600]] clone.]]An '''electronic musical instrument''' is any musical instrument that produces or modifies sounds by means of [[electronics]]. Instruments such as the electric guitar that generate sound by acoustic or mechanical means but that amplify the sound electrically or electronically are also considered electronic instruments.<ref>[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/183802/electronic-instrument electronic instrument] in Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, 2012, by Carlton Gamer, [[Bob Moog|Robert A. Moog]]</ref>
  
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The broad familiy of musical instruments can be classified using many systems, including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornbostel%E2%80%93Sachs Hornbastel-Sachs].  Within this system, most electronic instruments, such as [[theremin]]s, organs, [[keyboard synthesizer]]s, and [[drum machine]]s could be considered Electrophones, specifically, of type "53. Radioelectric instruments: instruments in which sound is produced by electrical means"
*Wikipedia:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_musical_instrument Electronic musical instrument]
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Broadly the gear that synth DIY is concerned with are [[synthesizers]] ([[analog]] and [[digital]]) and [[samplers]], [[sequencers]], [[drum machines]], [[effects]] as well as [[ancillary equipment]] such as [[controllers]] (and [[protocols]]), [[amplifiers]], [[mixers]], as well as with [[repairing]] and [[modifying]] these.
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== See also ==
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* Wikipedia:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_musical_instrument Electronic musical instrument]
  
 
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* [http://www.bluedistortion.com/samples/ Sound samples from classic synthesizers like the Moog Modular]
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* [http://120years.net/ 120 Years of Electronic Music] – About instruments that synthesise sounds from an electronic source, leaving out tape recorders (aka Musique Concrete) and hybrid instruments that use electronics to manipulate or amplify sounds.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:09, 2 May 2017

TTSH, the ARP 2600 clone.

An electronic musical instrument is any musical instrument that produces or modifies sounds by means of electronics. Instruments such as the electric guitar that generate sound by acoustic or mechanical means but that amplify the sound electrically or electronically are also considered electronic instruments.[1]

The broad familiy of musical instruments can be classified using many systems, including Hornbastel-Sachs. Within this system, most electronic instruments, such as theremins, organs, keyboard synthesizers, and drum machines could be considered Electrophones, specifically, of type "53. Radioelectric instruments: instruments in which sound is produced by electrical means"

Broadly the gear that synth DIY is concerned with are synthesizers (analog and digital) and samplers, sequencers, drum machines, effects as well as ancillary equipment such as controllers (and protocols), amplifiers, mixers, as well as with repairing and modifying these.

See also

References

  1. ^ electronic instrument in Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, 2012, by Carlton Gamer, Robert A. Moog

External links