noun, often attributive
\ ˈsin(t)th How to pronounce synth (audio) \

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Alchemy, a synth Apple acquired in 2015, has gotten a slew of tiny little adjustments. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Apple’s Logic Pro X and MainStage get updated with tons of new tweaks," 27 Sep. 2018 The two started collaborating in the studio, just for fun at first, working primarily with analog synths from the ’90s. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "The Argentinian Artist Whose Colorful Closet and Music Are Inspired by Postmodern Furniture," 24 Dec. 2018 Listening to music, the Nari Ultimate will pulse insistently in time with the kick drum, rumble along with a synth, bounce to the bass guitar. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Razer HyperSense's vision for haptic-filled PC gaming shakes up the future of peripherals," 10 Jan. 2019 Her disdain is crystal-clear—even when it's buried in synths. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Madonna Released the Ultimate Divorce Album 6 Years Ago—You Just Didn't Listen," 30 Nov. 2018 The bundle includes 21 classic synths and keyboards with over 6,500 presets. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "The best Black Friday deals for DJs and electronic musicians," 21 Nov. 2018 The track, co-written by Sasha Sloan, has the band’s signature alternative-meets-synth-pop sound, coupled with Klein’s ambient vocals and tweet-worthy lyrics. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "LANY's Paul Jason Klein Breaks Down the Worst Heartbreak of His Life," 17 July 2018 There's an at-large serial killer, teen boys trying to solve murders, a synth-heavy score, and what looks like rapidly escalating violence. Luke Darby, GQ, "The Summer of '84 Trailer Delivers Scares and Slasher Nostalgia," 30 June 2018 Above, the keyboards and synths of Fabian Almazan and Jason Lindner swim together, Mark Shim’s electronic wind instrument curving and drifting against them. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Justin Brown Is a Monster on Drums. Now He’s a Bandleader, Too.," 27 June 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of synth was in 1976

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