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Analog Synthesizers - 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.

The audio CD includes a demo composition using only analog instruments, sounds to support the chapter on the Physics of Analog Sound, sounds to demonstrate individual elements of analog sound, and a very wide variety of typical sounds of analog synthesizers spanning 40 years and dozens of manufacturers worldwide. Track numbers are referenced throughout the book text.

Readership: This book is geared to music technology and audio engineering students, musicians, sound designers and studio engineers.

About the Author: Author of Analog Synthesizers Understanding, Performing, Buying- from the legacy of Moog to software synthesis

A complete history of analog sound in one work
Interviews with industry legends and developers of analog synthesizers
Audio CD of demo sounds to illustrate the processes discussed in the book
Subject Synths/Virtual Instruments
Author Mark Jenkins
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 336
Dimensions 7-11/16 x 9-7/16" (19.7 x 24.1cm)
  • Line Illustrations: 11
  • Halftones: 147
  • ISBN Number
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-240-52072-8
  • ISBN-10: 0-240-52072-6
  • Publisher Focal Press
    Date Published August 2007
    Focal Press Book/CD: Analog Synthesizers by Mark Jenkins
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