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Electronic instruments are designed to imitate, convert or produce sounds based on electric signals and digital data.
electronic instruments [2] synthesizer system buttons function display keyboard program selector modulation wheel voice edit buttons sequencer control fast data entry control fine data entry control volume control disk drive pitch wheel

synthesizer click to hear

Instrument that imitates other instruments or creates new sounds using electric signals.

system buttons click to hear

Buttons used to select the instrument’s main operations as well as musical sounds in its memory.

function display click to hear

Liquid crystal display indicating various data.

keyboard click to hear

Series of keys pressed to play a melody using the timbres available on the instrument.

program selector click to hear

Button for selecting one of the instrument’s settings (voice edit buttons, sequencer control, etc.).

modulation wheel click to hear

Wheel used to adjust the quality, or timbre, of a sound, separate from its pitch or volume.

voice edit buttons click to hear

Buttons used to create or modify a sound.

sequencer control click to hear

Buttons that reproduce a melodic or rhythmic motif based on a prerecorded selection.

fast data entry control click to hear

Cursor used to rapidly set a parameter.

fine data entry control click to hear

Rotating device that fine-tunes a parameter.

volume control click to hear

disk drive click to hear

Device used to read or record data on a diskette.

pitch wheel click to hear

Wheel used to adjust the frequency of sound vibrations, or pitch.