Components of synthesizer (4)

The Music Telegraph | Text 2019/02/27 [15:45]

Components of synthesizer (4)

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2019/02/27 [15:45]

▲ Memory card for Korg M1



 

 

Components of synthesizer (4) 

 

Components of synthesizer:

1. Hardware (e.g. keyboard, sound module, ..)

2. Synthesis Engine (e.g. oscillator, sound chip, ..)

3. Controller (e.g. pitch wheel, modulation wheel, ..)

4. Storage Device (e.g. usb, memory card, ..)

5. Additional Sequencer (e.g. built-in sequencer (workstation))

 

 

 

4. Storage Device

In the early days, cassette tapes were used as a sound patch storage device, but later storage device had been developed into Floppy Diskette.

 

Technically, Synthesizers and synthesis methodes became more complicated, and the number of sound patches had reached to thousands, so there was a special needs for more precise and safe storage devices for storing and back-up increased sound data.

 

In the early days, synthesizer's RAM was used only for calling patch data, but nowadays vast amount of sound samples are stored in the synthesizer's RAM. Therefore, Flash memory is widely used nowadays for quicker process of vast amount of sound patch samples.

 

 

 
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