Clara rockmorow was an influential artist
Leon thermean invented many electroninc sound things.
way ahead of his time
moog enthralled with therman invented a lot of moogs
The hydralis 2nd century bc first that was mechanical in nature
basicly a water organ which pumps air through the pingus.
Elisha gray he created the first ocilator
created over a telephone line
telharmorium 1897 first signifec electronical thing also dynamaphone
weighs 200 tons
it cost 200 000 dollars
moved down to 39th street new york for 30 years
the optophonic piano genersted sound gave u a visual display early disco
vacumm tube is the apmpiyfier
filiment grid
the ryhmacon
vased on the theriman except thesrs a keyboard now
the ondes martenot part of percussion section reqally kindsa cooll where ever snything goes it tringgers different sounds light light sound
vacumse tube to create sound
MUSIC CONCREATEA tape telling stuff when to play.... sound events.
hammond b3 organ first organ for a houese chheep one affordablercabl3 1930
RCA mark 2 huge thing! read holes fire keys
moog invents s synths that r sick
Monophonic allows you to play one note at one time phonofonic lets u play more then one note at a time.
came out with the min moog also monoophonic lately they added a switvh to make it a phonfonic

Kurzweil Synthesisers/Samplers 1983

K250 synthesizer

The company launched the K250 synthesizer/sampler in 1984: while limited by today's standards and quite expensive, it was considered to be the first really successful attempt to emulate the complex sound of a grand piano. This instrument was inspired by a bet between Ray Kurzweil and musician Stevie Wonder over whether a synthesizer could sound like a real piano. this is like one of the first electric pianos.
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k250 synth

K1xxx synthesizers

The K1000 and K1200 (and their rack-mounted variants) were designed to deliver the samples developed for the K250 to a wider audience. Unlike the K250, these instruments could not sample new sounds directly; but their programming architecture and operating system were evolutionary steps that would culminate in the K2xxx series.

K2xxx synthesizers

The company's flagship line of synthesizer workstations, the K2xxx series, began to make real headway with the K2000, which introduced the company's acclaimed VAST (Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology) engine. Throughout the 1990s, updates and upgrades to the K2000 (and eventually its successors, the K2500 and K2600) ensured that the K2x series was regarded as one of the most powerful and best-sounding synthesizers/samplers available. Although initially very expensive, Kurzweil instruments were popular in top recording studios and for use with music production for film because of their high-quality sounds.

PCx Series

In the mid 90s, they introduced the PC88 keyboard which was advertised more as a MIDI controller. It was good for this purpose because it had 88 fully weighted keys and the ability to set four zones for controlling different instruments. It was also a bit smaller so it was more portable than the K series instruments. The instrument itself had over 300 internal sound patches and the ability to combine them together with different effects.

SP Series

The initial Kurzweil SP Series are Stage Pianos based on the popular Kurzweil Micro Piano half-rack module of the mid-90's. It provides 32 sounds including pianos, electric pianos, organs, strings and synths. The board is also a fairly capable midi controller, and features two ribbon controllers. In Summer of 2007, Kurzweil launched the SP2.


The Kurzweil Midiboard, a dedicated MIDI controller, was conceived of and specified by Jeff Tripp, then president of Key Concepts. It was perhaps the first of the pure keyboard controllers, brought to market to complement Kurzweil's rack mounted synthesizers. 'Midiboard' was, in fact, a Key Concepts trademark, transferred to Kurzweil Music Systems as part of a licensing agreement.

Its novel sensing system, invented and patented by Tripp and Key Concepts co-founder, John Allen, provided velocity, individual aftertouch pressure, and release velocity information from a single sensor per key. Each sensor was shaped as an arch of conductive rubber which served as one plate of a capacitor and was designed to deform (change shape under pressure) in a scaled way . The sensors were nicknamed 'sushi sensors' because the first prototype was conductive rubber sheet (think 'nori') held in a barrel shape by a center of white silicone RTV (think 'the rice'). Released in 1988, the Midiboard's software and electronics were designed under contract to Key Concepts by Hal Chamberlin, then of Micro Technology Unlimited. below you will see how much kurzweils softwhere improved.
the latesest synth

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Singing electric arc1 889 really old
William duddle found out that he could create a voltage ocilator the spark between the two things changeds frequencys
the sparks were controlled by a keyboard

luugi replicated rythmic sounds to otgher machienes that were played through a box... all the originals were lost in ww2. emulate the sound of machinese
guys cranks lever around vibrates stings would make different pitch and tamber
this is one of the earlies t forms of a vco.

audion piano
created by lea dea forest its a single vaulve per octive controlled by a set of keys its a monophone gives it the dimentional effect like wsurrond sound. early 1900s.
created an early form of vacume tube. 1915

its was fully polyphonic it had 25 ocilators made pure sine tones. 1 ocllator
per key 00i0stpolypho0i0c

invented by harlod bode invented 1937 its a monophonic touch sensitive keyboard.

the vocoder
its takes a sound input and puts it over tone qualities puts theough filter and sythisiezes it... made in 1930s it was mainly used to improve speach over telephones

thee multimonica
designer herald bode its a harmonica controlled by keys
bottom is synth top is wind blown
it was monophonic could create different different wave forms the vcf.
markeded in 1940
subtractive synthesies

free music machiene
notes were polyphonic ablitity to change pitch volume and timber
based on paper roles eight ocilators
create music without human interCTION.
pre algorythem music

monophonic a casset tracks its really big early sounds sampleing

The worlitser side man
generate all types of rythmical loops first drum machiene

the melotron
14 loops drum patterns a sound sampler it triggers sound samples instead of an organ. it was tape
one side is a sampler one side is leads.

made for john eaton 1962
it is pretty small
made for lights never really sold
this is touch snsitive

the transisters

there's a huge matrix 3 ocilators and joystick. invented in 1969'''
begininig of vector synthesies

the buchla
like the ems guys
wanted new sounds
had a video display on modular
700 thing mididi
touch sensitive plates
no keys

THe syncallvier
easarly synth and sampler
top technoegy for time
also first tapeless studio
first workstation
wasn t affordable to average person
did everything
samples stored on metagnetic disks


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  • Role of the earliest instruments in the development of the modern Synth
  • The use of piano Rolls
  • The role of the vacuum tube
  • Sound to emulate real instruments
  • Sound to be unique and purely electronic
  • Introduction of visual elements in synthesis
  • The Theremin influence
  • Modular Synthesis
  • Types of "triggers" to initiate sound
  • Monophonic vs Polyphonic
  • Manipulation of the spoken word
  • Affordability of the technology
  • Size of equipment
  • The role and evolution of recording technology

Singing electric ac... fist ocilator along with an ineromimi
the first vacume tube was the audian piano