Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, 2nd Ed - Anyone in the business knows the power of Cakewalk synthesizers. In this book, the author gives you an in-depth overview of each type of synthesizer, how they work, how they create different sounds and how best to use them to create unique sounds.
The chapters cover Triangle II, PSYN II, Pentagon I, Z3TA+, Session Drummer 2 and Session Drummer 3, Dimension LE and Dimension Pro, Rapture LE and Rapture, and Beatscape, and in the (free) accompanying download package, the chapters cover sfz and sfz+, Cyclone, RXP, DropZone, Square I, DreamStation, Roland GrooveSynth, and TTS-1.
In addition to an examination of the line of synthesizers, you'll get a thorough education in sound and the general principles of synthesis. From oscillators, different synthesis methods, filters, envelopes, LFOs and more, you'll understand how to integrate their use into your own work.
And, if all you want is to learn about what synthesizers are and what they can do, this book is an excellent guide.
About the Author: Simon Cann is a writer based in London. He is the author of a number of music-related and business-related books. His music-related books include How to Make a Noise, Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User, Building a Successful 21st Century Music Career, Sample This! (with Klaus P. Rausch), Project5 Power!, and Rocking Your Music Business.
His business-related books include the Made It In... series of books (madeitin.com), which feature the experiences of international entrepreneurs who have built successful companies in the hottest business locations around the world.