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Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family

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Electronic instruments: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Electronic instruments instruments family is included along with photos when available. Examples of items on this list include Dubreq Stylophone and Programming. (14 items)
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Denis d'or is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments
The Denis d'or is, in the broadest sense, the first electric musical instrument in history. It was invented and constructed by the Czech theologian Václav Prokop Diviš — his surname is ...more
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Drum machine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums or other percussion instruments. They are most commonly associated with electronic music, but are also ...more
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Dubreq Stylophone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
The Stylophone is a miniature analog stylus-operated keyboard. Invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis, it entered production in 1968. It consists of a metal keyboard played by touching it with a ...more
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ebow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments
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Omnichord is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
The Omnichord is an electronic musical instrument introduced in 1981 by the Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation. It typically features a touch plate, and buttons for major, minor, and 7th ...more
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Ondes Martenot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments, Electronic keyboard
The ondes Martenot, also known as the ondium Martenot, Martenot and ondes musicales, is an early electronic musical instrument invented in 1928 by Maurice Martenot. The original design was ...more
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Programming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments
Programming is a form of music production and performance using electronic devices, such as sequencers, to generate sounds of musical instruments. Programming is used in nearly all forms of ...more
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Sampler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments
A sampler is an electronic musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer but, instead of generating sounds, it uses recordings of sounds that are loaded or recorded into it by the ...more
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Synclavier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
The Synclavier System was an early digital synthesizer, polyphonic digital sampling system, and music workstation manufactured by New England Digital Corporation of Norwich, Vermont, USA. The ...more
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Synthesizer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Keyboard, Electronic instruments, Electronic keyboard
A sound synthesizer is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals converted to sound through loudspeakers or headphones. Synthesizers may either imitate other instruments ...more
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Telharmonium is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
The Telharmonium was an early electronic organ, developed by Thaddeus Cahill in 1897. The electrical signal from the Telharmonium was transmitted over wires; it was heard on the receiving end by ...more
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Theremin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments, Electronic keyboard
The theremin, is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist. It is named after the Westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon ...more
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Vocoder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments
A vocoder is an analysis and synthesis system, used to reproduce human speech. The vocoder was originally developed as a speech coder for telecommunications applications in the 1930s, the idea ...more
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Wavedrum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Electronic instruments - Instruments in This Family
Electronic instruments