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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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MANUAL SYNTHESIZER

The manually operated electronic music synthesizer, Fig. 26.7, is based upon the generation of the properties of a tone to produce the desired final musical tone. In the synthesizer in Fig. 26.7 only one series of tones is produced at a time. Each series of tones is recorded with a recorder of the type shown in Fig. 26.5. The various different series of tones are combined as depicted in Figs. 26.5 and 26.6 and as described above.

The synthesizer in Fig. 26.7 can produce a tremendous range of tones with all manner of variation in each series of tones; this cannot be done with the electronic organ. For example, the performer changes the volume, timbre, and some of the other characteristics with one hand, while he plays on the ...

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