Woodwind Instruments

Woodwind instruments and their history   Woodwind instruments are wind instruments, and they are made of wood or metal. They include the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, bagpipe, and their family members. The orchestral and band instruments were developed in...

Step Sequencer

What is a step sequencer?   Step sequencers were originally hardware modules. They produced a limited number of control signals in a steady, pulsed sequence that kept repeating until deactivated. The output of the signal could be sent to some other synthesizer...

Sampler (musical instrument)

What is a Sampler?   A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer. However, instead of generating new sounds with Voltage-controlled oscillators, it uses sound recordings (or “samples”) of real or...

Software Synthesizers – Soft Synths

What are Soft synths?   A software synthesizer, better known as a soft synth, is a generally speaking a computer program, or plugin that generates digital audio, usually for music. Computer software that can create sounds or music is not new. However, advances in...

Rompler

ROM and Sampler   A term ROMpler comes from a slang term given to sound modules that feature stock presets based on samples stored in ROM. They generally, lack in-depth synthesis technology and sampling capabilities. The term is a conjunction of the terms ROM and...