As Don Buchla, one of the inventors of the commercial electronic music synthesizer, stated, electronic music synthesizers today are essentially elec... tronic keyboards with a range ofspecial effects. By pressing the correct but... ton, it is possible to emulate virtually any other instrument or reproduce a range of pre ... stored specially selected electronic sounds for live perfor... mance. Often referred to simply as keyboards, such instruments are com... monplace. They are to be found in children's bedrooms, on stage as part ofa


band, or in recording studios. To buy one, you simply visit the piano section of your local music store.