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Synth music, short for synthesiser music, is a genre that emerged in the late 1960s with the advent of electronic synthesisers. It is characterised by the predominant use of synthesisers and electronic instruments to create and manipulate sound. Synth music represents a significant departure from traditional acoustic instrumentation, offering a wide range of sonic possibilities.
One of the defining features of synth music is its ability to produce otherworldly and futuristic sounds. Synthesisers can generate a diverse array of tones, from warm and lush textures to cold and mechanical ones, making the genre incredibly versatile. Artists often experiment with oscillators, filters, and modulation to create unique sonic landscapes.
Synth music has evolved over the years, encompassing various subgenres like synth-pop, electronic dance music (EDM), ambient, and industrial. Prominent artists like Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, and Daft Punk have played pivotal roles in shaping the genre’s development and popularisation.
The advent of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) technology in the 1980s revolutionised synth music, enabling greater control and synchronisation of electronic instruments. This innovation played a crucial role in the rise of electronic dance music (EDM) and techno.
In the 21st century, synth music continues to thrive, with artists like M83, CHVRCHES, and The Chemical Brothers pushing the boundaries of electronic soundscapes. It has become an integral part of modern music production and continues to influence various genres, making it an enduring and essential facet of contemporary music.