Most popular Electronic musical instruments books
The most popular Electronic musical instruments books currently available. Updated weekly.
Tracing the development of the Moog synthesizer from its conception to its stardom, from its contribution to the San Francisco psychedelic sound, to its adoption by film and advertising, this book conveys the excitement, uncertainties, and consequences of a technology that would provide the soundtrack for a critical chapter of our cultural history.
Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If you're a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs.
Having an understanding of the fundamentals of traditional music theory will help you take your computer music to higher levels, and work with others. This accessible new guide equips you with the basics in a clear, easy-to-understand way, covering everything from the notes and notation, scales, rhythm and tempo, intervals, meter and chords.
In Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor Tim Lawrence examines the city's party, dance, music, and art culture between 1980 and 1983, tracing the rise, apex, and fall of this inventive, vibrant, and tumultuous scene.
Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers to effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds from scratch.
Explains what a modular synthesizer is, how it works, and how to use software synthesizers to make music. This book also explains what the basic building blocks of modular synthesis are, and how they interact.
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the underlying principles and practical techniques applied to both commercial and research sound synthesizers. This book covers the technology and techniques in music production and sound design enabling the reader to get to grips with the shape of computer technology and music composition.
A comprehensive text and reference that covers all aspects of computer music, including digital audio, synthesis techniques, signal processing, musical input devices, performance software, editing systems, algorithmic composition, MIDI, synthesizer architecture, system interconnection, and psychoacoustics.
Explains the nature of analog sound creation followed by the story of its birth and its development by various designers, manufacturers and performers. This book examines the individual components of analog sound creation. It is accompanied by a CD which gives many examples of analog sound creation basics as well as advanced techniques.
Written by an award-winning composer whose music has been performed in the US, Europe, and the Far East, this title combines the whimsical and the treacherous into a chronicle that takes in various things from the KGB to Macy's store windows, Alcatraz to the Beach Boys, Hollywood thrillers to the United Nations, Joseph Stalin to Shirley Temple.
Electronic music evokes new sensations, feelings, and thoughts in both composers and listeners. Composing Electronic Music outlines a new theory based on the powerful toolkit of electronic music techniques.