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Author Jenkins, Mark
Title Analog synthesizers [electronic resource] : understanding, performing, buying: from the legacy of Moog to software synthesis / Mark Jenkins
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Focal Press, 2007
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc
Elsevier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-290) and index
Introduction - What's So Great About Analog? -- The "buzz" surrounding analog sound and why it is still in demand amongst players, studios, internet discussion groups, educational establishments, eBay buyers, 1960's nostalgics and many more. -- Chapter 1: What is Analog? -- A quick and accessible look at the physics of sound including easy to understand diagrams, and an introduction to the terms found in analog synthesizer designs. -- Chapter 2: Aspects of Analog Sound -- Detailed examination of the individual sections of a synthesizer clearly explaining the use of each one. -- Chapter 3: The Birth of Analog, the Manufacturers and the Artists -- History of the invention of the analog synthesizer including Bob Moog and his competitors, and famous users including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Emerson Lake & Palmer. -- Chapter 4: The Growth of Analog -- The explosion of analog sound, including manufacturers from Japan and the UK, Europe and the USA. -- Chapter 5: Using and Programming Analog, and Ten Great Analog Sounds -- Specific tips for creating sounds which will apply to any type of analog synthesizer. -- Chapter 6: The Analog Revival -- Digital synths which offer "Virtual analog" sound, a quick discussion of their authenticity, and manufacturers from the UK, USA and elsewhere. -- Chapter 7: Using and Programming Virtual Analog -- Different programming techniques for virtual imitations of analog sound using the very latest hardware and software. -- APPENDICES -- a) Classic instruments, specifications and values. -- This is a table listing every classic instrument, with columns showing the basic specifications and current values -- b) Modern Instruments, specifications and prices. -- his is an overview of manufacturers and instruments now in production -- c) Purchasing guide for analog instruments. -- This is an essay including general hints and tips on purchasing and maintaining instruments -- d) Sources of further information. -- Websites, discussion groups, books, magazines. -- e) Recommended recordings. -- List of CD's categorised by style of music, with catalogue numbers. Intended to be those easily obtainable by the reader, not a list of now unobtainable historical LP releases. -- f) Contacts. -- Instrument Manufacturers -- g) Audio CD track listing. -- 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. -- Demo track; -- 1) Analogical! (various analog and virtual analog instruments) -- c) Mark Jenkins 2006 -- The Physics of Analog Sound; -- 2) waveshapes -- 3) frequency modulation -- 4) multiple oscillators/beat frequencies -- 5) four filter types -- 6) filter modulation -- 7) complex filter modulation from several LFO's -- 8) envelopes -- Complex Analog Sounds and Sequences; -- 9) voice-like fast modulation -- 10) filtering sequences -- 11) overdriven amplifiers -- 12) different envelope lengths -- 13) velocity sensitive sequences -- 14) mixing waveforms, footages & modulation -- 15) complex, fast, voice-like modulation -- 16) white noise, resonant filters -- 17) oscillator glide -- 18) multi-source filtering -- KORG MS10 -- 19) Bendy (Cx3), Wobbly (Cx3), Stringy (Cx3), Growly (Cx3) -- 20) Power drill, white noise whoosh up, white noise whoosh down, -- resonant white noise weebles x 4, white noise growl x 3 -- ELKA SYNTHEX -- 21) Zap (Cx4), Swoosh (Cx4) -- 22) Filtersquidge (Cx4), Big Synth Ensemble (Cx4) -- 23) Jarresync (Cx4), Jarrewhoosh (Cx4) -- ARP2823 ODYSSEY -- 24) Dual Osc Slow Attack Lead (Cx4), Sync Lead (Cx4) -- 25) Filter Wobbles (x5) -- EDP WASP -- 26) Detuned Bass (Cx4), Detuned Twang (Cx4) -- 27) Squarewave Mod (Cx4), Sample & Hold drone (C), Inverted Filter (Cx4) -- ROLAND JUPITER 4 -- 28) Hard Bass (Cx4), Cosmic (Cx4), String Ensemble (Cx4) -- MOOG 204D MINIMOOG -- 29) Deep Res Twang (Cx3), Short Res Twang (Cx3) -- 30) Wah Res Twang (Cx3), Deep Held Fuzz (Cx3), Slow Attack Beat Fuzz (Cx3) -- 31) Smooth Flute (Cx3), Square Vibrato Lead (Cx3), Acid Blap (Cx3) -- ROLAND TR808 -- 32) Kick 1, 2, 3 with/without accent, Cowbell, -- Open Hi-Hat 1,2,3, Closed Hi-Hat, Maraca, Rimshot -- 33) Clap x 2, Cymbal 1, 2, 3, Tom 1, 2, 3, -- Conga 1, 2, 3, Clave, Snare 1, 2, 3, 4. -- ROLAND MC202 -- 34) Bass A (3C's x 4), Wow (Cx4) -- 35) Bass B (3C's x 4), Synthi (Cx4) -- ROLAND TB303 BASSLINE -- 36) Acid A (Cx4), Acid B (Cx4) -- 37) Acid C (Cx4), Acid D (Cx4), Acid E (Cx4) -- OBERHEIM OB1 -- 38) Resonant Twang (Cx3), Smooth Twang (Cx3), Sync Sweep (Cx3) -- 39) Sample & Hold Drone (Cx3), Filter Mod Delay (Cx3), Detuned Drone (Cx3), Acid Short Blap (Cx3) -- KORG M500 MICRO PRESET -- 40) Synthe 1 16' (Cx3), Synthe 2 32' (Cx3), Trumpet 8' (Cx3), Dbl. Bass 32' -- (Cx3), Bassoon (Cx2) -- 41) Clarinet (Cx2), Oboe (Cx2), Flute (Cx2), Recorder (Cx2) -- 42) Bass Voice (Cx2), Tenor Voice (Cx2), Alto Voice (Cx2), Soprano Voice (Cx2), Whistle (Cx2), Noise Wobble, Bass Wobble -- MOOG 5330 SATELLITE -- 43) Lunar (Cx2), Bell (Cx2), String Pick (Cx2), String Strike (Cx2), String Pluck (Cx2), String Blow (Cx2) -- 44) Reed Bright (Cx2), Reed Full (Cx2), Reed Hollow (Cx2), Reed Thin (Cx2), Brass Open (Cx2), Brass Mute (Cx2) -- 45) Siren, Up From The Depths -- ARP 2731 EXPLORER 1 -- 46) All Footages Riff, All Footages (Cx3), Brass (Cx2), Hollow (Cx2) -- 47) Reed (Cx2), Fuzz (Cx2), Descending Wobble (C) -- 48) Resonant Noises (x6) -- ARP PRO SOLOIST DGX -- 49) Bassoon (Cx2), English Horn (Cx2), Oboe (Cx2) -- ARP 2351 SOLUS -- 50) Space Weebles (x3) -- -- OSC OSCAR -- 51) Mid Bloop (Cx3), Wah Sync Bass (Cx3), Synthorgan (Cx3) -- 52) Wah Sync Bass 2 (Cx3), Digital Syn (Cx3), Delay Digibass (Cx3), Swoop Lead (Cx3) -- 53) Acid Riffs, Spacey Arpeggio -- MOOG MULTIMOOG -- 54) Filter Fuzz Drone (Cx3), Filter Fuzz Twang (Cx3) -- 55) Light Acid Twang (Cx3), Sharp Acid Twang (Cx3), Percussive Fuzz (Cx3) -- MOOG SONIC 6 -- 56) Resonant Filter Epic Weebles -- 57) Moog Drone, High Bubbling Drone -- YAMAHA CS80 -- 58) Schulzian Epic Ringmod Blasts -- 59) Resonant Funk/String (Cx3), 8 Octave Swoop -- 60) Resonant Wah/String (Cx3), Portamento Riff -- ROLAND VP330 VOCODER PLUS -- 61) Male Voice (Cx3), Slow Attack String (Cx3) -- 62) Male Voice & String (Cx3), Glide Up Voice & String (C) -- SEQUENTIAL PROPHET 600 -- 63) Bass Twang (Cx3), Rich String (Cx3), Deep String (Cx3) -- 64) Resonant Wah (Cx3), Steel Drum (Cx3), Filter Crossmod (Cx3) -- 65) Deep Detuned Bass (Cx3), Deep Twang (Cx3), MiniMoog-like riff -- DSTEC OS1 ORIGINAL SYN -- 66) Rez bass, wah, rez wah, res sweep up/down, random filter, random glide -- SPECTRAL AUDIO PRO TONE -- 67) Plonk1/2, RezTwang 1-4, filter sequence -- WALDORF PULSE -- 68) Bass 1-4, Sync Sweep, Random Sequence -- ROLAND SH5 -- 69) Plonk 1-4, Noise/VCO sequence -- SHERMAN FILTER BANK -- 70) drum loop -- 71) Roland SH101 sequence -- METASONIX PT-1 PHATTYTRON -- 72) Swept Filter Resonance -- RED SOUND SYSTEMS DARKSTAR -- 73) 16 sounds -- ACCESS VIRUS -- 74) 17 sounds and loops -- NOVATION NOVA (2.00) -- 75) 11 sounds and loops -- KORG 800DV -- 76) Dual Filter Melody -- CASIO CZ101 -- 77) Eyeamamohg -- KORG PROPHECY -- 78) Prophetic Steps, Studio Moog, The Big One -- ROLAND JD800 -- 79) Deep Seamphony, Sync Lead, Harsh Lead -- INDEX --
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
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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. * A complete history of analog sound in one work * Interviews with industry Legends and developers of of analog synthesizers * Audio CD of demo sounds and tuitional pieces to illustrate the processes discussed in the book
Elsevier
Link Original 9780240520728 0240520726 (OCoLC)123374405
Subject Analog electronic systems
Computer sound processing
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)
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