Giovanni Giorgio Moroder ( Italian: [ dʒoˈvanni ˈdʒordʒo moˈrɔːder], German: [ mɔˈʁoːdɐ] ; born 26 April 1940) is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. Dubbed the " Father of Disco", Moroder is credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and his work with synthesizers heavily influenced several music genres such as new wave, techno and house music.
A synthesizer or synthesiser ( often abbreviated to synth) is an electronic musical instrument that generates audio signals that may be converted to sound. Synthesizers may imitate traditional musical instruments such as piano, flute, vocals, or natural sounds such as ocean waves; or generate novel electronic timbres. They are often played with a musical keyboard, but they can be controlled via a.