The world of music has witnessed an incredible transformation in the past century, all thanks to the invention of the first synthesizer in the 1950s. The advent of this ingenious instrument has paved the way for a new era of music production, where sound manipulation and experimentation have taken center stage.
Today, synthesizers have become an integral part of modern music, and their impact on the industry is undeniable. In this article, we will delve into the origin of Synthesizer Day and provide you with ideas on how to celebrate it.
Spoiler: You don’t need to have a synth to join the celebration!
The Origin of Synthesizer Day
Electronic music has been revolutionized by the advent of synthesizers, and the man who started it all was Robert Moog. His invention of the Moog synthesizer changed the course of music history forever, and to commemorate his birthday (the 23rd of May), Moog Music, a renowned manufacturer of synthesizers and other electronic music equipment, established International Synthesizer Day.
This day has become an annual celebration of all things electronic music, and enthusiasts from all corners of the globe come together to celebrate the innovation and creativity that synthesizers bring to the world of music. The first International Synthesizer Day was celebrated in 2016, and since then, it has grown into a major global event that underscores the importance of electronic music and the role that synthesizers play in shaping its future.
How to Celebrate International Synthesizer Day
There are many ways to celebrate Synthesizer Day, whether you are a seasoned electronic music producer, an aspiring musician, or a casual listener. Here are some ideas to get you started:
🟡Attend a synth meetup or workshop. Many cities around the world organize synth meetups and workshops on International Synthesizer Day. These events bring together synth enthusiasts to share their knowledge and love for electronic music. Check your local music stores or electronic music communities to see if there are any events happening near you.
🟡Organize a synth jam session. Gather your friends who share your love for electronic music and organize a synth jam session. You can set up your synthesizers, drum machines, and other electronic music equipment and jam together. This is a great way to create new music and share your passion with others.
🟡Listen to electronic music. One of the easiest ways to celebrate International Synthesizer Day is to simply listen to electronic music. Whether you prefer ambient, techno, or house, there is electronic music for everyone. Create a playlist of your favorite tracks or discover new ones on streaming platforms like Spotify or Apple Music.
🟡Learn to play the synthesizer. If you have always wanted to learn to play the synthesizer, International Synthesizer Day is the perfect time to start. There are many online resources and tutorials available for beginners, and with practice, you can become a skilled electronic music producer.
🟡Share your synth setup on social media. If you have a collection of synthesizers or other electronic music equipment, share your setup on social media. You can inspire others to start their own electronic music journey and connect with other synth enthusiasts around the world.
🟡Add the sound of a synthesizer to your music. Even if you don’t own an analog synth, you can still play around with its sound and incorporate it into your music. There is a ton of free virtual synthesizers you can play right from your browser. What’s more, you can cut out the synthesizer stem from any song or video, edit and add it to your track or remix. Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to extract the synthesizer sound.
How to Extract Synth from a Song or Video
2. Click the Vocal and Instrumental button to open the list of stem separation types.
3. Select the Synthesizer option in the drop-down list.
4. Click the Select Files button.
5. Pick an audio or video file in one of the following formats: MP3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AVI, MP4, MKV, AIFF, or AAC.
6. Wait a few seconds as LALAL.AI generates stem previews.
7. Play the previews of two stems. One stem contains the synth track, the other has the sound of the rest of the music.
Proceed to the next step if you like what you hear. If you don’t, upload another version of your track or try another one.
8. Split the file in full. Below the preview section, select either Starter (Free) or one of the paid packs.
7. Sign up and click Process the Entire File.
8. Get your synth and synth-free tracks. They will be available in the same quality as the original file.
That's it! Now you are ready to create a killer remix, add a dramatic or emotional effect to your song or use the synth sound in any other way you see fit.
Happy International Synthesizer Day!🎉