Vintage Synthesizers Groundbreaking Instruments and Pioneering Designers of Electronic Music Syntesize

ISBN-10: 0879306033

ISBN-13: 9780879306038

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Mark Vail
List price: $32.00
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Description: This new edition is the ultimate exploration of the upstart instruments - and their unique analog growls and screams - that paved the way over the last four decades for today's fast-paced electronic music world. Explores the development of the modern synthesizer from 1962 on, with in-depth interviews with pioneering designers Bob Moog and Alan R. Pearlman of Moog Music and ARP Instruments fame. These and other designers reveal their initial ideas, reflect on their hits and misses, and discuss how star performers have used their creations. Histories of groundbreaking instruments examine modular, analog and digital synths and samplers, plus more unusual instruments like the Mellotron. Noted synthesist Keith Emerson and composer Wendy Carlos ("Switched-On Bach") offer musical insights and performance techniques. Includes fully updated pricing and production info, and more than 200 photos and a stunning color section.

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Prologue: A Photo Gallery of Vintage Synths
Hearts of the Modern Synth Industry
American Synthesizer Builders
The Rise and Fall of Moog Music
The Rise and Fall of ARP Instruments
The Euro-Synth Industry
It Came from the Music Industry
Modular Synthesizers
Buchla's First Modular System
EMS VCS3 and Synthi A/AKS
Keith Emerson's Moog
ARP 2600
EML Synthesizers
E-mu Modular Synths
Serge Modular Systems
Perchance A Polyfusion
Famous Analog Synths
Minimoog
Oberheim SEM Module
Sequential Circuits Prophet-5
Yamaha CS-80
Chroma
Valley of the Korgs
Digital Synths and Samplers
PPG Wave
Digital Keyboards Synergy and Crumar GDS
Fairlight CMI
E-mu Emulator
Miscellaneous
Mellotron
Paia Electronics
Rhodes Piano Bass and Vox Continental
Combo Organs of the '60s
Electric Pianos, Harpsichords, and Clavichords of the '50s and '60s
Roland CR-78, TR-808, and TR-909
Linn LM-1 Drum Computer
The Optigan Music Maker
The Patchbay
In Search of...Vintage Synthesizers
What They're Worth
Buying a Vintage Synth
Vintage Synth Support, Service, Rental and Sales
You Gotta Hear This
A Few Good Books
Websites of Interest
Glossary
About the Authors
Index
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