From the early rising force until the time of modern instrument dominating the world of music, expanding the horizon of artistic creativity, synthesisers have always been an extraordinary piece of instruments there were ever to come. This single piece of electronic musical instrument has changed the course of soundscape and brought a new sound of rising sun into the history of music.
Beginnings of synthesiser
Synthesisers are, an electronic musical instrument which produce sound by means of electronic signals. The connections of these signals are made possible by various of electronic engineering tailored under the hood. Since its magnificent arrival in 1960s and the like of Dr.Robert moog’s Moog synthesiser, things went nuts from thereon and a new kind of sound was born which begun to permeate through not only the mainstream pop or rock genres but also television commercials, news etc.
Types of synthesisers
Typically, there are various categories of synthesisers out there. The most common and primary kind of synthesisers is analogue synthesisers, digital synthesisers, hybrid synthesisers and modular synthesisers. All of the analogue, digital, hybrid synthesisers come in a as a full-fledged keyboard with built-in components which are necessary for the functionality and arrangement for the production of the sound. Such as – a Minimoog, Yamaha Dx7, Sequential Pro 3 Hybrid synthesiser etc.
A brief history of modular synthesisers
The first modular synthesisers that ever hit the market were Moog synthesisers, Buchla Synthesisers from the Buchla Modular Electronic Music System. They both shook the scene during the same time period.
One of the significant distinctions that Moog had over Buchla was the kind of 24db filter. No other synthesiser from the same period or until now came to top the 24db Moog filter. During this modular fuzz, Roland did not stayout and got into the game in the 1970s with the kind like Roland System 100 and subsequent series of Roland System 700 and 100m.
During the rise of 1980s pop culture and modern technologies like digital synthesisers, rack mounted Midi controlled gears and samplers, modular synthesisers began to fall out of their grace and completely got lost its charm from the stream by the time 1990s. Regardless of that trend, there still were people who did prefer the old-school musical instruments, physically patching the synthesisers rather than using software or digital keyboard. This is so true and relatable since no amount of software or digital synthesisers, gears or anything top the physical sensation of poking around with a modular synthesiser.
With this, in the same time of 1990s a new kind of interest had been emerging for analogue synthesisers and the modular synthesiser rose again with a new heart and youth in the system.