For the DIY fans:
Make Analogue Synthesizers, Ray Wilson,
Handmade Electronic Music, Nicolas Collins
Circuit-Bending: Build Your Own Alien Instruments, Reed Ghazala
I couldn’t find PDFs for these, but they’re all available off Amazon. There is also a really good Once Upon A Synth video talking about general electronics/DIY books, as well as sDIY ones too:
The book 2
By Kim Bjørn and Chris Meyer. Foreword: Suzanne Ciani. PATCH & TWEAK provides an opportunity for new and experienced users to become true masters of their modular synthesizer systems. The book covers synthesis, its history, concepts, possibilities of...
This is nice, too:
the book of bad ideas. Basically a library of all sorts of patching ideas that can be found on Muff Wiggler. You can download it as a pdf.
Wow. That book looks AMAZING! Thanks.
There’s a few links in the Beginners Guide as well:
If you’re just getting started with VCV Rack, this post is for you!
It aims to be a quality list of links to videos and articles, that will help you get Rack installed, make some sound, introduce you to the basic modules and get you through your first couple of patches, until you can start the exploration for yourself. I will aim to curate it on a semi-regular basis.
The basic links -
VCV Rack website:
The manual: https://vcvrack.com/manual/
The plugin manager, to inst…
Yeah. The book itself however isn’t actually there on that link.
Oops! Sorry. I don’t have a replacement link at the moment though.
you can buy a used paperback here:
not a bad price for version 1 (for a collector)
I’ve seen it for sale at $300 in the past
yah! i’ve had a PDF of this floating around forever. Do you have any fav sections/patches from it?
also, great idea for a thread
@chrtlnghmstr - thx for starting!
Here’s one of my favorite articles re: Buchla, and some of the ways they were conceptualizing it that are sometimes lost in translation:
Looks pretty interesting… as does
A whole bunch of good books and manuals here:
Wow, that looks really nice, thank you
did anyone buy this book yet? does it cover much ground on different concepts relating to basics?
The Richard D. James / Tatsuya Takahashi conversation was very interesting - thanks for sharing. That link at the end is pretty wild:
https://dood.al/pinktrombone/ - “bare handed” speech synthesis
Yes and yes. It’s a beautiful book and people are already calling it “The Modular Bible”.
Oh man! That’s crazy! Everyone should check that out…
awesome! i ordered. looking forward