The synthesizer or ‘Synth’, as it’s more commonly known, was responsible for a musical revolution in the 1980’s. Synths had been around much earlier than that but it was the new wave of ‘Synth Pop’ artists and bands like Kraftwerk, Eurythmics, Depeche Mode and Gary Numan that really made the ‘Synth’ a household name and sound. We’ve put together an electrically charged offering of free Garageband synth loops to help you get your beats on the right track. Just login, like and download.
These days the synth has become ubiquitous for musical genres like house, dubstep and even variations of Hip Hop. Ever since record companies started clamping down on the use of samples by Hip Hop producers there was a shift towards producers creating their sounds from scratch, so the synth was the default instrument. This gave rise to a much more ‘electronic’ sound like Trap music and Dirty South which hardly features any sampled music at all. Synthesizers have been with us for a long time and it’s clear that they’ll continue to be an important contribution to modern music for a long time to come.