synthesizer

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Synonyms for synthesizer

an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods

(music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments

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who developed the first red light-emitting diode (LED); Leroy Hood, whose DNA sequencer made possible the Human Genome Project; Dean Kamen, most popularly known for the Segway(TM) Human Transporter; and Raymond Kurzweil, who invented the first musical synthesizer and the first reading machine for the blind.
The most recent winners of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize include Leroy Hood, whose DNA sequencer made possible the Human Genome Project; Dean Kamen, most popularly known for the Segway(TM) Human Transporter; and Raymond Kurzweil, who invented the first musical synthesizer and the first reading machine for the blind.
Virtual performing and recording artists will transform the music industry during this next decade, just as virtual instruments such as synthesizers did during the last decade," said Ray Kurzweil, a pioneer in musical synthesizer technology.
It all began in the 1980s, as a way for Jon to have fun with passengers by incorporating musical synthesizers and high-tech lighting into the ride.