The Synthesizer's Rise To Glory
Given the extent to which synthesizers are used today, it can be quite fascinating to go back to the beginning. It is hard to imagine what it must have been like for people to hear the electronic sound of a synthesizer for the first time. Perhaps it produced a social effect similar to the explosion of dubstep we experienced in 2010?
In this video, many famed artists including Kraftwerk and Joy Division discuss the synthesizer’s ascension to pop culture during the 1970’s. Mentioning the fact that a synthesizer costed no more than an electronic guitar, many post-punk musicians flocked to the new instrument that everyone was raving about.