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Digital Keyboard Synthesizers – Musical Control at Your Fingertips

Up until the time the first commercial music synthesizer was introduced to the market, musical artists and band members had to stop and meticulously configure his instrument to produce his desired musical output. This was a daunting task to do, especially when you were in the middle of a stage performance. But modern technology has eliminated this overwhelming procedure and instead put all control at the fingertips of every musician.Keyboard synthesizers have become a standard feature in every band, sound studio or home music work stations. With modern digital synthesizer technology, musicians now have access to tweaking sound quality to improve their overall performance. Whether the need arises for stage gigs, song writing or musical compositions, the modern day sound artist now has the capability and flexibility to modify his works to suit his inspirations.There is no need to be intimidated by the endless features a keyboard synthesizer offers the novice musician. A lot of digital units nowadays are quite user friendly, and most are equipped with tutorial features that walk you through the versatile features of the synthesizer.Keyboard synthesizers present an intelligent alternative for creating music from a wide selection of different instrument sounds. These sounds are usually patterned from real acoustic units then incorporated into data banks within the synthesizer units. A small and amazing board functioning like a fully-manned band or orchestra generated every musical sound one can think of.Every musical experience has become more enthralling and writing music has never become so much easier with the aid of digital synthesizers. But with ease of its use and functions also comes the compromises. We don’t produce as much quality musical compositions as we did in the older days. The keyboard synthesizer has redefined the modern-day musical experience and taken the art to newer heights. Hopefully, newer artists incorporate the basic elements of good music with revolutionizing musical technology so they succeed in preserving such a delicate craft.

Fine Art Reproduction

I have been a graphite and pastel artist since early childhood and have always sold or given away my originals. I have had a few ventures into reproductions and limited edition prints but unfortunately, getting the color right, the cost involved and potential for damage with limited edition prints have always held me back.What I have found is that recently there have been amazing breakthroughs with digital media that makes fine art reproduction more affordable and sensible. You can now print amazing reproductions on an as need basis. Most people know these types of prints as Giclee or Digital Pigment Prints capable of printing on multiple types of media.With the amount of time it takes to create your stunning originals you are almost sad to see them go and rarely do the artists recoup their time out of the sale of an original. Many artists lack funding to properly reproduce their artwork in a quality format, the first hurdle I see artists struggle with is accurately reproducing the colors in their pieces.Depending on whether the image is scanned, or photographed makes a difference in the color output as well as what type of lighting is being used. My most successful photo captures have been utilizing natural light in slightly overcast conditions. Other times of day have been early evening and late morning, as long as the light isn’t so harsh as to fade the colors away. Next is making sure that you have little to no light reflection within the photograph of the image to create the best digital capture for your reproduction.Once you have your digital copy it is off to Photoshop or editing program of your choice. I personally love Photoshop, but its cost can be preventative to some artists. This will allow for full control of the colors and amazing filters to create the best reproduction. Forgoing this step can lead to disappointment when your piece goes to print. In most cases what you see on your screen does not even remotely resemble what comes out of the printer. I recommend the purchase of calibration equipment to save money on ink and paper.Last but not least to have the best result you need to have the profile of your paper selection loaded in for your printer. This tells the printer how to put the ink on the page for best results. When you see set up fees ranging from $50 to hundreds of dollars, it is referring to many of the steps you see above. Not all printers are capable of printing to high enough standards to be considered Digital Pigment or Giclee. You want to make sure your printer is using Archival quality media and Fade resistant inks some when printed on proper materials and framing can last up to 200 years.Happy Printing!