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Strange sounds : offbeat instruments and sonic experiments in pop

Author: Mark Brend, (Musician); Tim Conway, musician.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Backbeat ; London : Hi Marketing [distributor], 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Sound effects recordings
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Brend, (Musician); Tim Conway, musician.
ISBN: 0879308559 9780879308551
OCLC Number: 156798127
Notes: Bonus CD includes recordings of instruments presented in the book.
All CD instrument demonstrations performed by Mark Brend and Tim Conway, except where noted.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Waves in the ether and good vibrations : the theremin and electro-theremin --
French connections : the ondes martenot and the ondioline --
A full orchestra at your fingertips : solovox, clavioline, univox, maestrovox, and musitron --
Magnetic tape the lost art of analog sampling --
Aces and kings : early drum machines --
Doctors and captains : electronic music on British television in the 1960's --
Oscillations, oscillations, electronic evocations : American underground electronic rock in the 1960's --
May the circuit be unbroken : electronic oddities --
Washboards and whispering foils : improvised and budget acoustic instruments --
Toy stories : harmonicas, accordions, melodicas, ocarinas, and recorders --
String-driven things : from autoharps to zithers --
Full of eastern promise : the sitar in 1960's pop. CD. Theremin. Spooky effects with reverb --
Ondes Martenot. Cone speaker glissando up low ; Cone speaker glissando down low ; Cone speaker scale up high ; Cone speaker scale down high ; Cone speaker scale down low ; Palme speaker scale up mid ; Palme speaker scale down mid ; Metallique speaker glissando up high ; Metallique speaker glissando down high ; Metallique speaker glissando up low ; Metallique speaker scale up high ; Metallique speaker scale down high ; Metallique speaker scale up low (François Evans) --
Clavioline ; Clavioline, using volume swell (Warren Brandt) --
Musitron noises, recorded live with the Sounds of Tomorrow, 1968 (Max Crook) --
Backwards guitar --
Ace Tone FR2 Rhythm Ace --
Ace Tone Rhythm Ace --
Farnell Audio Test Oscillator. Sine wave 440Hz and 150 Hz ; Square wave 440Hz and 150Hz ; Sine wave swoop ; Square wave swoop --
Stylophone. Directly inputted, plain voice first, followed by vibrato voice ; Recorded through the instrument's integral speaker, plain voice first, followed by vibrato voice --
Stylophone 350S. Woodwind sound, high octave only ; Woodwind sound, all octaves ; Woodwind sound, all octaves, slow vibrato ; Strings sound, high octave only ; Strings sound, all octaves ; Strings sound, all octaves, fast vibrato ; Woodwind sound all octaves, fast reiteration ; Strings sound, all octaves, slow reiteration --
Omnichord. Arpeggios using the instrument's strum plate --
Bee Gees Rhythm Machine. Rhythmic presets ; Solo voice --
Casio VL-Tone VL1. Piano voice ; Fantasy voice ; Violin voice ; Flute voice ; Guitar voice ; Sample programmed sound ; Rhythmic presets. March, waltz, four-beat, swing, rock 1, rock 2, bossa nova, samba, rumba, beguine --
Jew's harp --
Kalimba --
Bowed saw. Musehl & Westphal musical saw played with a cello bow (Josh Hillman) --
Hohner Melodica Piano 26 --
Angel Melodyhorn --
Mountain dulcimer --
Banjo-uke --
Autoharp (Nick Halliwell) --
Marxophone ; Ukelin (Michael Simmons) --
Six-string Eyb electric sitar ; Ten-string Eyb electric sitar (Teflon Fonfara) --
Improvisation on Ondes Martenot (F. Evans) --
Omnichord theme --
A strange sense of liberty.
Other Titles: Offbeat instruments and sonic experiments in pop
Responsibility: Mark Brend.

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