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Synth gods

Author: Ernie Rideout
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The invention of the synthesizer in the 1960s opened the door to a new musical universe that fused technology with a traditional instrument, allowing artists to explore not just notes on the keyboard but also sounds the world had never heard before. In the decades that followed, synths continued to evolve through the efforts of pioneering designers and artists.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Richard Barbieri; Wendy Carlos; Malcolm Cecil; Brian Eno; Greg Hawkes; Jean-Michel Jarre; Bob Moog; Gary Numan; Roger O'Donnell; Prince.; Trent Reznor; Dave Smith; Isao Tomita; Vangelis.; Rick Wakeman; Edgar Winter; Bernie Worrell; Joe Zawinul
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernie Rideout
ISBN: 9780879309992 0879309997
OCLC Number: 587240020
Description: x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Richard Barbieri : morphing analog synth artistry into the digital realm --
Wendy Carlos : music from a mountain of Moog --
Malcolm Cecil : putting soul into synths with Stevie Wonder and Tonto --
Brian Eno : the power of the oblique --
Jan Hammer : making the synth scream --
Greg Hawkes : synths drive The Cars --
Jean Michel Jarre : synthesis as liberation --
Dr. Robert A. Moog : the making of a Minimoog for the millennium --
Gary Numan : synths, simplicity, and success --
Roger O'Donnell : truth in synthesis --
Prince : synths get sexy --
Trent Reznor : analog ecstasy meets digital destruction --
Dave Smith : the prophet returns --
Tangerine Dream : synthesizer consciousness --
Isao Tomita : from circuits to colors --
Vangelis : synthesizers of fire --
Rick Wakeman : Yessynths --
Edgar Winter : Frankensynth --
Bernie Worrell : burning down the house --
Joe Zawinul : synth stories.
Other Titles: Keyboard presents
Keyboard (Cupertino, Calif.)
Responsibility: edited by Ernie Rideout.

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Spotlights artists who did much more than just play synthesizers: they changed the course of music history and inspired generations. Featuring profiles of leading synthesists such as Jan Hammer,  Read more...

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