Synthesizers

Synthesizers are powerful tools for both live and studio productions. A synthesizer is usually at the heart of any music producers studio. They give a unique creative outlet for writing melodies, chords or adding unique sounds to a track.

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Synths fall in to many categories. Workstations and arrangers are capable of allowing a musician to create an original, finished piece of music. Workstations build tracks up in a linear way using a sequencer and so do some arrangers, but they also use intros, fills, variations and endings to build the piece in different parts. Workstations feature onboard arpeggios and loops, while arrangers have onboard styles. The latter type of pro keyboard is preferred by many musicians for playing live, but this does not necessarily mean it is always the best option.

Workstations are often viewed as being the best for original music performance, with a larger palette for creating sounds, easy programming and the ability to use commercial MIDI files for covering songs. Pre-prepared MIDI files can also enable musicians to create a full band effect when playing.

Meanwhile, arrangers are looked on as highly professional instruments, with some people considering them to be the equivalent of a band in a box. The style function assists those struggling with time constraints to get results quickly, while the instruments are designed to sound as if they are being played in the live environment. Arrangers can also act as learning tools, exposing and giving insight into different genres of music.

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In Stock Now - Mutable Instruments Eurorack Modules

The Marbles Random Sampler and Plaits Eurorack Modules are In Stock Now at Gear4music!... More  »

26 Jul 2018 08:50

Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System Plus

The Black & Gold Shared System Plus is a comprehensive collection of Eurorack synthesizer modules from Make Noise. It's a complete setup that has everything you need to make music - available to order now!... More  »

24 Jul 2018 16:12

ARTURIA DrumBrute Impact - "The Drum Machine You've Been Waiting For"

The DrumBrute Impact is here to expand the "Brute" series with a new, hard-hitting, analog drum machine. Available to pre-order now at Gear4music.... More  »

20 Jul 2018 11:38

Sequential Prophet X By Dave Smith Instruments is In Stock Now!

The Sequential Prophet X is a ground-breaking evolution in the Prophet line of synthesizers from Dave Smith Instruments and it's in stock now at Gear4music.... More  »

5 Jul 2018 14:06