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<categorytree[[File:Low-Gain mode=allElectronics style="float:right;TTSH clear:right;(ARP margin-left:1ex;2600 border:1pxclone) solid- gray;Knobcon padding:02014.7ex;jpg|thumb|right|300px|[[TTSH]], background-color:white;">Electronicthe musical[[ARP instruments</categorytree>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>
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"
Broadly ''the gear that synth DIY'' coversis concerned with are [[Synthesizerssynthesizers]] ([[Analoganalog]] and [[Digitaldigital]]) and [[Samplerssamplers]], [[Sequencerssequencers]], [[Drumdrum machines]], [[Effectseffects]] andas well as [[Ancillaryancillary equipment]] such as [[Controllerscontrollers]] (and [[protocols]]), [[Amplifiersamplifiers]], [[Mixersmixers]], etc. Asas well as with [[Repairingrepairing]] and [[Modifyingmodifying]] existing equipmentthese.
== See also ==
* Wikipedia:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_musical_instrument Electronic musical instrument]
== References ==
== External links ==
* [http://www.bluedistortion.com/samples/ Sound samples from classic synthesizers like the Moog Modular]
* [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.
[[Category:Electronic musical instruments]]
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