The invention of the synthesizer revolutionized the world of sound and music. A synthesizer is an electronic instrument that can produce sounds of various instruments. Its name is inspired by what it does: it “synthesizes” or manufactures sound. A synthesizer works by making and then combining many different frequencies producing thousands of different sounds and sound combinations. The earliest known synthesizer was invented the late 1800’s and improved upon by Robert Moog. The synthesizer's popularity in the 1970s and 1980s renowned inspired artists such as Stevie Wonder and Peter Gabriel.