Talk:Analog synthesizer

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I'm pretty sure I found an opinion, but I want it talked about before I change anything. Does this Reverse engineering has also revealed the secrets of some synthesizer components, such as those from ARP Instruments, Inc, which were potted in epoxy cases to prevent inspections (although the official reason was to maintain temperature stability within the circuit to avoid drifting). make an opinion? It sure sounds like it to the least, it should have a reference...-- (talk) 05:52, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Analog electronics[edit]

The definition states that An analog synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog computer techniques to generate sound electronically.

I'm adding analog electronics becouse, for example, the use of filters combined with ADSR envelopes is not encompassed by analog computer techniques (to the best of my knowledge). So, now the definition will sound

An analog synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog computer techniques and analog circuits to generate sound electronically

Alternatively, the following could suit well:

An analog synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits to generate sound electronically

--Doktor Who 04:30, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Anybody know why there's a giant smiley face on this article? It covers up the words. I didn't see any image tags in the text. ?? - Ian Varley

Introduction of digital synthesizers[edit]

The article states that digital synths and smaplers overtook analog in the "early-to-mid 1980s". This is not correct. the Yamaha DX7, the first mass market affordable digital synthesizer, was introduced in 1984, and the Ensoniq Mirage sampler in 1985. The analog synth manufacturers like Korg, Roland and Moog responded with hybrid digital synths like the Korg DW600 and DW8000 within the next year or so. Not until 1988, when Roland began shipping the D-50, did the old analog synths finally fall out of favor. So I've changed it to read "mid to late 1980s". JMax555 (talk) 06:42, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Synthesizer vs. synthesized[edit]

I corrected the 1969 Bond film 'first use of synthesized' to 'of synthesizer' since (for example) Louis and Bebe Barron's 'Forbidden Planet' music was 'synthesized'. Quote from article: "Louis Barron constructed the electronic circuits which he used to generate the "bleeps, blurps, whirs, whines, throbs, hums and screeches." The Barrons also owned one of the first tape-recorders in New York, and (like many early ... synthesizerists??) their synthetic sounds were sometimes heavily manipulated after recording. (following Les Paul??) Twang (talk) 22:52, 5 December 2008 (UTC)


Why does the picture say "Trautonium, 1928", while the same picture in Trautonium says "Mixtur-Trautonium, 1952"? Jariola (talk) 15:52, 4 November 2010 (UTC)