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Ace Electronic Industries Inc., or Ace Tone was a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, including electronic organs, analogue drum machines, and electronic drums, as well as amplifiers and effects pedals.
An analog modeling synthesizer is a synthesizer that generates the sounds of traditional analog synthesizers using DSP components and software algorithms.
An analog (or analogue) synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog signals to generate sound electronically.
Analogue filters are a basic building block of signal processing much used in electronics.
The Apple II (stylized as Apple.
The ARP Pro Soloist was one of the first commercially successful preset electronic music synthesizers.
Time stretching is the process of changing the speed or duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch.
Boss is a manufacturer of effects pedals for electric guitar and bass guitar.
A bucket brigade or bucket-brigade device (BBD) is a discrete-time analogue delay line, developed in 1969 by F. Sangster and K. Teer of the Philips Research Labs.
Cakewalk, Inc. was a music production software company based in Boston, Massachusetts.
is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
In music, a chorus effect (sometimes chorusing, choruser or chorused effect) occurs when individual sounds with approximately the same time, and very similar pitches converge and are perceived as one.
"Clonewheel organ" is a musician jargon term used to refer to an electronic musical instrument that emulates (or "clones") the sound of the electromechanical tonewheel-based organs formerly manufactured by Hammond from the 1930s to the 1970s.
A combo organ, so-named and classified by popular culture due to its original intended use by small, touring jazz, pop and dance groups known as "combo bands", as well as some models having "Combo" as part of their brand or model names, is an electronic organ of the frequency divider type, generally produced between the early 1960s and the late 1970s.
The D-Beam was originally manufactured by Interactive Light, as a stand-alone unit, around 1996.
Delay is an audio effect and an effects unit which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time.
Digital audio is audio, or simply sound, signal that has been recorded as or converted into digital form, where the sound wave of the audio signal is encoded as numerical samples in continuous sequence, typically at CD audio quality which is 16 bit sample depth over 44.1 thousand samples per second.
A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electronic device or application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files.
Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronic circuitry.
Equalization or equalisation is the process of adjusting the balance between frequency components within an electronic signal.
Fact (stylised as FACT) is a music publication that launched in the UK in 2003.
The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.
A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles.
General MIDI or GM is a standardized specification for electronic musical instruments that respond to MIDI messages.
Gibson Brands, Inc. (formerly Gibson Guitar Corp.) is an American manufacturer of guitars, other musical instruments, and consumer and professional electronics from Kalamazoo, Michigan and now based in Nashville, Tennessee.
A groovebox is a self-contained instrument for the production of live, loop-based electronic music with a high degree of user control facilitating improvisation.
A guitar amplifier (or amp) is an electronic device or system that strengthens the weak electrical signal from a pickup on an electric guitar, bass guitar, or acoustic guitar so that it can produce sound through one or more loudspeakers, which are typically housed in a wooden cabinet.
A guitar synthesizer (also guitar synth, alternatively guitar-synthesizer, guitar-synth, guitar/synthesizer, guitar/synth, g-synth or synth guitar) is any one of a number of musical instrument systems that allow a guitar player to play synthesizer sound.
is a city located in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.
Harold Burroughs Rhodes (December 28, 1910 – December 17, 2000) was the inventor of the Army Air Corps Piano, the Pre-piano and the Rhodes piano (Fender Rhodes).
A floppy disk is a disk storage medium composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium encased in a rectangular plastic carrier.
IBM PC compatible computers are computers similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT, able to use the same software and expansion cards.
, also known by the nickname Taro, was a Japanese engineer, inventor and entrepreneur.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
A or kabushiki kaisha, commonly abbreviated KK, is a type of defined under the Companies Act of Japan.
The keytar is a relatively lightweight electronic keyboard (with or without a built-in synthesizer) that is supported by a strap around the neck and shoulders, similar to the way a guitar is supported by a strap.
The Leslie speaker is a combined amplifier and loudspeaker that projects the signal from an electric or electronic instrument and modifies the sound by rotating the loudspeakers.
Linear Arithmetic synthesis, or LA synthesis, is a term invented by the Roland Corporation when they released their D-50 synthesizer in 1987.
A management buyout (MBO) is a form of acquisition where a company's existing managers acquire a large part or all of the company from either the parent company or from the private owners.
A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.
MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.
A MIDI controller is any hardware or software that generates and transmits Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) data to electronic or digital MIDI-enabled devices, typically to trigger sounds and control parameters of an electronic music performance.
The MPU-401, where MPU stands for MIDI Processing Unit, is an important but now obsolete interface for connecting MIDI-equipped electronic music hardware to personal computers.
Multivox was an American-based synthesizer company since the mid-1970s until the 1980s.
A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.
Oberheim Electronics, is a manufacturer of audio synthesizers and a variety of other electronic musical instruments.
() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.
PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.
A phaser is an electronic sound processor used to filter a signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum.
The plotter is a computer printer for printing vector graphics.
In music, polyphony is one type of musical texture, where a texture is, generally speaking, the way that melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic aspects of a musical composition are combined to shape the overall sound and quality of the work.
A public company, publicly traded company, publicly held company, publicly listed company, or public corporation is a corporation whose ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock which are freely traded on a stock exchange or in over the counter markets.
Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is a persistence of sound after the sound is produced.
The Rhodes piano (also known as the Fender Rhodes piano or simply Fender Rhodes or Rhodes) is an electric piano invented by Harold Rhodes, which became particularly popular throughout the 1970s.
Rodgers Instruments Corporation is an American manufacturer of classical and church organs.
The Roland Alpha Juno series of keyboards are analog polyphonic synthesizers with a digitally controlled oscillator manufactured by Roland Corporation in 1985 to 1986.
The Roland AX-1 is a keytar (a shoulder-held clavier keyboard worn like a guitar), produced by Roland, that does not produce its own sounds but controls other devices (such as keyboards, sound modules and samplers) via MIDI.
The Roland AX-7 is a keytar that was manufactured by Roland Corporation from 2001 to 2007.
The Roland AX-Synth is a keytar that is manufactured by Roland Corporation, and was released in late August 2009.
is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.
The Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 is a drum machine launched in 1978.
The Roland DJ-70 is a 16 Bit sampling workstation and was released in 1992 by Roland Italy. It had 37 keys, 24 note polyphony and featured a 3.5" floppy disk drive. It also had a large back-lit LCD screen.
The Roland E-20 is a keyboard instrument introduced by Roland in 1988.
The Fantom-X (Xa/X6/X7/X8/XR) is a music workstation/synthesizer produced by Roland Corporation.
The Roland GR-300 is a guitar synthesizer manufactured by Roland Corporation.
The Roland GR-500 was a guitar synthesizer.
Roland Jazz Chorus is the name given to a series of solid-state instrument amplifiers produced by the Roland Corporation in Japan since 1975.
The Roland JD-800 is a digital synthesizer that was manufactured between 1991 and 1996.
The Roland JD-990 Super JD is a module version of Roland JD-800 synthesizer with expanded capabilities, which was released in 1993.
The Roland JP-8000 is an analog modeling synthesizer released by the Roland Corporation in 1996.
The Roland Juno-106 is an analog polyphonic synthesizer released by Roland Corporation in February 1984.
The Roland Juno-60 is a popular 61-key polyphonic synthesizer introduced by Roland Corporation in September 1982 as a successor to the similar Roland Juno-6, which had been on the market since February that year.
Roland Juno-G is a music workstation/synth introduced in 2006 by Roland Corporation.
The Roland Jupiter-4 (JP-4) was an analog synthesizer manufactured by the Roland Corporation between 1978 and 1981.
The Roland Jupiter-6 (JP-6) is a synthesizer manufactured by the Roland Corporation introduced in January 1983.
The Jupiter-8, or JP-8, is an eight-voice polyphonic analog subtractive synthesizer introduced by Roland Corporation in early 1981.
The Roland JV-1080 (Super JV, Super JV-1080, or simply 1080) is a sample-based synthesizer/sound module in the form of a 2U rack design and rack version of Roland JV-90 (1993).
The Roland JV-2080 is a rack-mount expandable MIDI sound module, and an improved version of the Roland JV-1080.
The Roland JX-10 Super JX was a 12-voice analog synthesizer keyboard produced from 1986 to 1989, along with a rack-mounted version, the MKS-70.
The Roland JX-305 Groovesynth synthesizer was produced in 1998 by Roland.
The Roland JX-3P is a synthesizer produced by Roland Corporation of Japan in 1983.
Roland JX-8P is a 61-key, velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive, six-note polyphonic, fully analog synthesizer released by Roland in 1985.
The Roland MC-202 (MicroComposer) is a monophonic analog synthesizer and music sequencer released by Roland in 1983.
The Roland MC-303 is the first of a series of musical instruments known as a Groovebox.
The Roland MC-4 MicroComposer was an early microprocessor-based music sequencer released by the Roland Corporation.
The Roland MC-505 is a groovebox conceived in 1998 as a combination of a MIDI controller, a music sequencer and a drum machine, and also has some of the prime features of synthesizers: arpeggiator, oscillators, voltage-controlled filter, control of attack, decay, sustain and release.
The Roland MC-8 MicroComposer by the Roland Corporation was introduced in early 1977 at a list price of US$4,795 (¥1,200,000 JPY).
The Roland MC-808 is Roland's latest and final groovebox, announced at the Winter NAMM in 2006.
The Roland MC-909 Sampling Groovebox combines the features of a synthesizer, sequencer, and sampler, with extensive hands-on control of both the sound engine and the sequencing flow.
The Roland Micro Cube is the first battery powered modeling amplifier distributed by the Roland Corporation.
The Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter is a rack version of Roland Jupiter-8 and Roland Jupiter-6 and an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that was manufactured by Roland between 1984 and 1987.
The Roland MS-1 Digital Sampler was a compact, 16-bit digital audio phrase sampler produced by Roland in 1995 as a straightforward, inexpensive, entry-level sampler.
The Roland MT-32 Multi-Timbre Sound Module is a MIDI synthesizer module first released in 1987 by Roland Corporation.
Roland Octapad is a range of MIDI electronic drum percussion controllers produced by the Roland Corporation.
The R-5 Human Rhythm Composer is an electronic drum machine introduced in 1989 by Roland Corporation, using PCM voices.
The R-8 Human Rhythm Composer is an electronic drum machine introduced in 1989 by Roland Corporation, using PCM voices.
The Roland RE-201, commonly known as the Space Echo, is an audio analog delay effects unit produced by the Roland Corporation.
The Roland Rhythm 33 (sometimes known by its model number, the Roland TR-33), is a preset drum machine (or "beatbox"), produced by Roland in 1972.
The Roland Rhythm 55 (sometimes known by its model number, the Roland TR-55), is a preset drum machine (or "beatbox"), produced by Roland in 1972.
The Roland Rhythm 77 (TR-77) drum machine was Roland's first product and was released in 1972.
The Roland RS-202 was a polyphonic string synthesizer, emulating the sound of string instruments, introduced by Roland in 1976.
The Roland S-50 is a 61 key 12-bit sampler produced by the Roland Corporation in 1986.
The Roland SC-55 (Sound Canvas) is a GS MIDI sound module released in 1991 by Roland.
The Roland SH-1000, introduced in 1973, was the first compact synthesizer produced in Japan, and the first synthesizer produced by Roland.
Roland SH-101 is a synthesizer from the early 1980s, manufactured by Roland.
The Roland SH-201 is a 49 key, 10-voice polyphonic analog modeling synthesizer introduced in 2006 by the Roland Corporation.
The SH-3A is a monophonic analog synthesizer that was manufactured by Roland from 1974 to 1981.
The Roland System 100 was an analog semi-modular synthesizer (having an internal fixed signal path that could be overridden by plugging patch cables into the front of the synth) manufactured by Japan's Roland Corporation, released in 1975 and manufactured until 1979.
The Roland System 700 was a professional modular synthesizer for electronic music manufactured by the Roland Corporation and released in 1976 and was followed by the Roland System-100M in 1978.
The Roland System-100M was a semi-modular analog synthesizer manufactured by the Roland Corporation in the early 1980s.
The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a bass synthesizer released by the Roland Corporation in 1981.
The Roland TR-606 Drumatix is a programmable analog synthesis drum machine built by the Roland Corporation from 1981 to 1984.
The Roland TR-707 Rhythm Composer is a programmable digital sample-based drum machine built by the Roland Corporation, beginning in 1985.
The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980 and discontinued in 1983.
The Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1983.
The Roland U-110 is a synth module (sample playback or "Rompler" type) produced by Roland Corporation in 1988.
V-Drums is a variety of electronic drums, drum brain modules, and related electronic percussion product manufactured and trademarked by Roland Corporation.
The Roland VK-7 is an electronic keyboard introduced in 1997 which simulates the sound of an electromechanical Hammond organ.
The Roland W-30 is a sampling workstation keyboard, released in 1989.
The Roland XP-30 is a 61-key, 64 voice expandable synthesizer.
The Roland XP-50 is a music workstation that combines the synthesizer engine of Roland's JV-1080 sound module with the sequencing capabilities of their MRC-Pro sequencer and a 61-note keyboard.
The Roland XP-80 is a music workstation that uses digital PCM subtractive synthesis and combines an updated version of the JV-1080 synthesizer engine with the sequencer capabilities of the Roland MRC-Pro sequencer.
A rompler is an electronic music instrument that plays pre fabricated sounds based on audio samples.
Sample-based synthesis is a form of audio synthesis that can be contrasted to either subtractive synthesis or additive synthesis.
The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.
Sequential Circuits Inc. (SCI) was a San Francisco Bay Area-based synthesizer company that was founded in the early 1970s by Dave Smith, and sold to Yamaha Corporation in 1987.
The Prophet-5 is an analog synthesizer manufactured by Sequential Circuits between 1978 and 1984.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu.
Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.
A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal expansion card that provides input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.
The SRX are a series of expansion boards produced by Roland Corporation.
Studio Electronics is a manufacturer of analog synthesizers and other music equipment.
Subtractive synthesis is a method of sound synthesis in which partials of an audio signal (often one rich in harmonics) are attenuated by a filter to alter the timbre of the sound.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
The Song of Roland (La Chanson de Roland) is an epic poem (Chanson de geste) based on the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne.
Thomson Reuters Corporation is a Canadian multinational mass media and information firm.
A vibrato unit is an effects unit used to add tremolo to the sound of an electric instrument, most often an electric guitar.
A vocoder (a portmanteau of voice encoder) is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption, voice transformation, etc.
A wah-wah pedal (or simply wah pedal) is a type of electric guitar effects pedal that alters the tone and frequencies of the guitar signal to create a distinctive sound, mimicking the human voice saying the onomatopoeic name "wah-wah".
() is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.
The Yamaha DX7 is an FM synthesis-based digital synthesizer and electronic keyboard manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation from 1983 to 1989.
A 19-inch rack is a standardized frame or enclosure for mounting multiple electronic equipment modules.
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