<categorytree mode=all style="float:right; clear:right; margin-left:1ex; border:1px solid gray; padding:0. 7ex; background-color:white;">Electronic musical instruments</categorytree>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"
''synth DIY '' covers [[ Synthesizers]] ([[ Analog]] and [[ Digital]]) and [[ Samplers]], [[ Sequencers]], [[ Drum machines]], [[ Effects]] and [[ Ancillary equipment]] such as [[ Controllers]], [[ Amplifiers]], [[ Mixers]] etc. As well as [[ Repairing]] and [[ Modifying]] existing equipment.
*Wikipedia:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_musical_instrument Electronic musical instrument]
== 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]]