Synthesis: an introduction to the history, theory & practice of electronic music
A complete text on electronic music that has been completely updated in this second edition. Topics include a short history of electronic music, the tape recorder as a musical instrument, analog synthesizers, signal processors & analog sequencers, polyphonic, programmable & hybrid synthesizers, computers & MIDI.
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CHAPTER A SHORT HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
THE TAPE RECORDER AS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
THE ELECTRONIC SYNTHESIS OF SOUND
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