What is a Synthesizer?
Normally sounds are created by an object creating vibrations in the air around it. These vibrations reach our ears and we perceive them as sounds. Drums, guitars and flutes are all examples of acoustic instruments that make sounds.
In a guitar, for example, the guitarist plays a string and it vibrates at its resonant frequency. By pressing the string against the fretboard at various places, giving different notes. The tone produced by the string is then modified by bouncing around inside the body of the guitar, giving it a sound that is unique to guitars.
A synthesizer creates these vibrations in the form of an electrical signal. The vibrations can be sped up or slowed down, giving different notes. They can be manipulated and modified in many interesting ways that can’t be done acoustically.
If you can play a synthesizer, you can play not just any instrument in the orchestra but any sound you could imagine! The possibilities are endless.
Instant response, unparalled sound quality and ease of use ensure hardware synths are just as important as their software cousins. And with today's top synths from Yamaha, there's never been a better time to invest for the stage or studio. Yamaha Music London carries the full range of synths, so visit our store, or give us a call, and we will be happy to find the right synth for you.