NMC Learning at Home: The Synthesizer—What is a Synth? (Part 1)

Evan the Educator dives into 2021 by exploring the inner-workings of a synthesizer, a musical instrument that turns electrical signals into sound. He’ll use a toy to make this complex instrument easier for young synth enthusiasts to understand, while illustrating how everything comes together and the endless possibilities.

Look for more lessons that connect science and sound every week, and check out the following links for further exploration:

  • Click HERE to see a previous episode on the Oscilloscope
  • Click HERE for an instalment on Spectrograms & Your Voice

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Special thanks to the Rozsa Foundation and Calgary Foundation for their support of the NMC Learning at Home series.