• Keith Flint - The Lollies
    A posthumously released Keith Flint solo track is now officially available! Read more
  • NME Awards 2020: Watch Leo Crabtree pay emotional tribute to Keith Flint
    The Prodigy‘s long time live drummer Leo Crabtree led a tribute to Keith Flint at the NME Awards 2020, last night. Read more
  • Maxim releases a new solo album
    The Prodigy's Maxim's 3rd solo album “Love More” will be released in Japan on December 4th. Read more
  • Rare Keith's tour outfit on sale on forum
    Theprodigy.info visitor and a fan is selling an outfit once owned by Keith Flint. Read more
  • Keith Flint dead at 49
    The iconic frontman was found dead at his home. All love and sympathy goes out to his family, friends and all fans across the world at this sad time. Read more

Login or register to gain a full access to forums!

To post or view all of the Forum Boards & Topics you need to Login. You can Register either by email, Facebook or Google account. Click on the Register button on the top to begin!

Author Topic: What is a Synthesizer  (Read 3597 times)

Firestarter

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 106
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • I'm a Firestarter, twisted firestarter!
    • View Profile
What is a Synthesizer
« on: January 29, 2002, 09:19:57 PM »
I know it's an electronic piano but....How does it sounds? I don't seem that I know how.


techno4yourhead

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 65
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • No pics today sorry ;)
    • View Profile
Re: What is a Synthesizer
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2002, 03:51:54 PM »
it aint a electronic piano.
It's a thing with lots of nobs and switches, which are used to create synthesis.
Using a white noise generator and wave tables.
Some have a keyboard built in, others are rack units which you play via MIDI from a mother keyboard.

Ekko

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 482
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Lurker!
    • View Profile
Re: What is a Synthesizer
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2002, 06:05:56 PM »

Quote
it aint a electronic piano.

Yes, it ain't.

Quote
It's a thing with lots of nobs and switches, which are used to create synthesis.
Using a white noise generator and wave tables.
Some have a keyboard built in, others are rack units which you play via MIDI from a mother keyboard.


Some of them, yes, but they do not only use white noise.
In fact, most Synthies just use an oscillator (or more) which generate an electric impulse, that can be shaped with various types of oscillations. For example, the most known and mainly for the typical club-bass-sound used shape is a pure sine.
YOu might know that one from the Physics-classes.
It sounds kinda 'round' and full and mostly warm.
Other wave-shapes are saw, triangle, s&h (which stands for sample & hold, it's mostly used for LFO's (Low Frequency Oscillators)) and s&g (sample & glide, also mostly LFO).

More common wave-table synthies are also named Romplers, as they mostly play a preset-sound from their rom.
Liam has loads of it, but he alters the presets quite a lot, so no one can 'discover' the presets.

If you wanna know more a bout synthesizers and how you use them, you're welcome to ask, I've gotta shut now.
Greetings,
Ekko
Tradition IS a tradition

Firestarter

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 106
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • I'm a Firestarter, twisted firestarter!
    • View Profile
Re: What is a Synthesizer
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2002, 01:03:23 AM »
Yeah I do have some questions :D

In Narayan (My favorite song) there is a main Noise "A kinda bell echoing" Is it a Synth?  It's an electronic sound though! Makes me have butterflies!

Ekko

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 482
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Lurker!
    • View Profile
Re: What is a Synthesizer
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2002, 08:58:26 PM »

Quote
In Narayan (My favorite song) there is a main Noise "A kinda bell echoing" Is it a Synth?
Tradition IS a tradition

 

Further reading

Home Page | XML sitemap | Search | Feedback
Jussi Lahtinen © Copyright 1998-2020 All rights reserved.
This site is valid HTML5 & CSS - Web Designed with Accessibility in mind.

All images, audio, downloadable media, logos and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.