3D50.15 - Synthesizer

Code Number:
3D50.15
Demo Title:
Synthesizer
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Electronic Keyboards, Electronic Music
Area of Study:
Acoustics
Equipment:
Small elementary synthesizer, adjusting screw driver.
Procedure:

The small synthesizer is able to produce an amazing array of sounds, patterns, and envelopes.  Use the small screw driver to adjust the 12 pots to achieve the desired sound. 

References:
  • David Keeports, "Beatle physics", TPT, Vol. 55, #5, May 2017, p. 310.
  • "Erratum", TPT, Vol. 23, #5, May 1985, p. 317.
  • Michael J. Ruiz, "Modular Synthesizers", TPT, Vol. 23, #3, Mar. 1985, p. 138.
  • W. M. Hartman, "The Electronic Music Synthesizer and The Physics of Music", AJP, Vol. 46, #9, Sept. 1978, p. 1755.
  • R. C. Nicklin, "A Synthesizer for Use in Physics of Music Courses", AJP, Vol. 43, #10, Oct. 1975, p. 899.
  • W. M. Hartmann, "The Electronic Music Synthesizer and the Physics of Music", AJP, Vol. 43, #9, Sept. 1975, p. 755.
  • Jeremy Cook, "Synth Lord", Popular Science, June 2015, p. 71.
  • "Electronically Synthesized Music", Musical Acoustics, p. 222.
  • W.M. Hartmann, "The Electronic Music Synthesizer and the Physics of Music", Musical Acoustics, p. 212.

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