Interesting and inspirational reading matter

For the DIY fans:

Make Analogue Synthesizers, Ray Wilson, https://thonk.co.uk/documents/Books/MAS_sampler.pdf

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yui_uSp0Clw

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THE book:

Electronic Music Systems, Techniques, And Controls By Allen Strange

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The book 2 :slight_smile:

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This is nice, too:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=93120

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.

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Wow. That book looks AMAZING! Thanks. :slight_smile:

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There’s a few links in the Beginners Guide as well:

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.

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you can buy a used paperback here:

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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: http://musicologynow.ams-net.org/2017/02/dont-call-it-synthesizer-remembering.html

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https://rhordijk.home.xs4all.nl/G2Pages/

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Looks pretty interesting… as does https://archive.org/details/SynthesizerBasicsDeanFriedman600dpi_201608/page/n14

A whole bunch of good books and manuals here: https://archive.org/details/@bubba_jones

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Wow, that looks really nice, thank you @techbot!

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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

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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…

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awesome! i ordered. looking forward :slight_smile: