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Analog synthesizers : understanding, performing, buying: from the legacy of Moog to software synthesis

Author: Mark Jenkins
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Focal Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : CD for computer : Music   Sound Recording : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this title, 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.
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Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jenkins
ISBN: 9780240520728 0240520726
OCLC Number: 123374405
Description: xiv, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc
Contents: Introduction --
what's so great about analog? --
What is analog? Sound ; Frequency ; Loudness ; Wave shape ; Harmonics and overtones ; Noise ; Phase ; Synthesizer components ; Circuit design ; Sound design --
Aspects of analog sound. Voltage-controlled oscillator ; Voltage-controlled filter ; Envelope generator ; Voltage-controlled amplifier ; Low-frequency oscillator ; White noise source ; Sample-and-hold ; Wave shaper ; Ring modulator ; Subharmonic oscillator ; Resonator ; Frequency shifter ; Morphing filter ; Vocoder ; Sequencer ; Keyboard ; MIDI interface ; Assorted modules --
The birth of analog, the manufacturers and the artists. Moog ; ARP ; EMS ; Oberheim ; Sequential ; Yamaha ; Korg ; Roland --
The growth of analog. Italy ; France ; The Netherlands ; Japan ; United Kingdom ; Germany ; USA --
Using and programming analog. Classical and avant-garde programmers ; Jazz programmers ; Pop and TV music programmers ; Rock programmers ; Pure synthesizer programmers ; Techno-pop programmers ; Programming for orchestral imitation ; Programming rock, pop and electric sounds ; Programming abstract sounds ; Ten great analog sounds --
The analog revival --
Using and programming virtual analog hardware and software. Virtual analog programming ; Virtual oscillators ; Virtual filters ; Virtual LFOs ; Virtual envelopes ; Virtual controllers ; Alternative applications ; Analog software --
Appendix A. Classic instruments --
specifications and values --
Appendix B. Modern analog and virtual analog hardware instruments --
Appendix C. Purchasing guide for analog instruments --
Appendix D. Bibliography --
Appendix E. Discography --
Appendix F. Contacts --
Appendix G. Audio CD tracks.
Responsibility: Mark Jenkins.
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