Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying: from the Legacy of Moog to Software Synthesis

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Computers - 322 pages
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In this book, the technical explanation of the nature of analog sound creation is followed by the story of its birth and its subsequent development by various designers, manufacturers and performers.

The individual components of analog sound creation are then examined in detail, with step by step examples of sound creation techniques. Then the modern imitative analog instruments are examined, again with detailed instructions for programming and using them, and the book is completed with appendices listing the major instrument lines available, hints on values and purchasing, other sources of information, and a discography of readily available recordings which give good examples of analog sound synthesis.

The CD which accompanies the book gives many examples of analog sound creation basics as well as more advanced techniques, and of the abilities of the individual instruments associated with classical and with imitative analog sound synthesis.


* A complete history of analog sound in one work
* Interviews with industry Legends and developers of of analog synthesizers
* Audio CD of demo sounds and tuitional pieces to illustrate the processes discussed in the book
  

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Contents

1 What is analog?
1
2 Aspects of analog sound
16
3 The birth of analog the manufacturers and the artists
46
4 The growth of analog
97
5 Using and programming analog
128
6 The analog revival
194
7 Using and programming virtual analog hardware and software
230
Classic instruments specifications and values
255
Modern analog and virtual analog hardware instruments
267
Purchasing guide for analog instruments
274
Bibliography
288
Discography
291
Contacts
300
Audio CD tracks
302
Index
309
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MARK JENKINS is a critically acclaimed author and monthly columnist for "Outside "magazine. He has written three award-winning, critically acclaimed books: "The Hard Way," "To Timbuktu," and "Off the Map," Before working for "Outside," he was the adventure/investigative editor for "Men's Health," Rocky
Mountain editor for "Backpacker," and a freelance journalist working in Africa for "Time," "Reuters," and other media. When he's not off adventuring, Jenkins lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

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