History Of The Synthesizer is the first documentary to take an in-depth look at the 20th century invention and technology that has changed the world of music and guarantees to constantly evolve and change the music of the future. Unlike most traditional instruments, the possibilities of the design, use, and implementation of the synthesizer and its offspring are infinite.
The birth of History Of The Synthesizer came about one evening after the Producer/Director, Ethan Nahté, watched The History of Rock and Roll, a 10-part documentary that has since been televised multiple times and has been made available for the home video market as well as a book. "Nearly 30 million television viewers tuned in to all or part of the unprecedented 10-hour miniseries The History of Rock 'n' Roll," when it initially aired, according to PR material found on their web site. "This electrifying rock 'n' roll event outdelivered the 1993 PTEN documentary series Wild West in all young adult demographics and outperformed 1994 time period programming among the same adult demographics."
Mr. Nahté had finally decided that this documentary, as well as other music documentaries that came before it, and those that followed, were too vast in their subject matter. Not that the documentaries weren't of superior quality and entertainment, but they did not focus on any particular instrument. Being a musician, mainly a synthesist, Mr. Nahté proposed the idea to Keyboard magazine, various record labels, musicians, inventors, and other media, garnering a favorable response from all. His goal was to focus on what the other documentaries had not, as well as to give other people within the world of music a chance to shine. Traditionally, interviews tended to revolve around the "Lead Singer" and/or the "Lead Guitarist" of each featured band.
Since the synthesizer's history extends more than 30 years, the target audience will include people of all ages, including fans, students, entertainers, and the music industry itself. The guests will be from a multitude of musical genres and from all corners of the globe. This will increase the target audience and make it possible for the program to be broadcast worldwide. The audience demographics should range from teenagers to senior citizens of all ethnic backgrounds and musical tastes. With the advancement of today's technology, Mr. Nahté will seek to simulcast the documentary over the Internet as well.
Marketing plans include making the video set available for sale to the public as the documentary is broadcast, as well as through distribution through retail stores, the Internet, mail-order clubs and catalogs and trade magazines. There is a possibility of a related book and CD collection to be released along with the video collection.
In essence, History Of The Synthesizer will have numerous ways to be enjoyed by an unlimited amount of the world's population, helping to assure a commercial, educational, and artistic success. As a matter of fact, it is anticipated that college and university music programs around the world will use History Of The Synthesizer as an educational tool.
Be a part of the "Birth of MIDI," the transition from "Analog" to "Digital," and the technological advancements from "DCO's and "Envelope Generators" to "FM Synthesis and Multi-Timbral, 64-Note Polyphonic Workstations." Be a part of History Of The Synthesizer!