Keyboard Presents Synth Gods

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(Keyboard Presents). From the pages of Keyboard magazine, Keyboard Presents Synth Gods spotlights artists who did much more than just play synthesizers: they changed the course of music history and inspired generations. Featuring in-depth profiles of leading synthesists such as Jan Hammer, Wendy Carlos, Rick Wakeman, and Stevie Wonder, this book delves into how these new, untested boxes of circuitry captured the imagination of these legendary artists. Read about the design of some of the most famous synthesizers ever made, models from masterminds ...
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Overview

(Keyboard Presents). From the pages of Keyboard magazine, Keyboard Presents Synth Gods spotlights artists who did much more than just play synthesizers: they changed the course of music history and inspired generations. Featuring in-depth profiles of leading synthesists such as Jan Hammer, Wendy Carlos, Rick Wakeman, and Stevie Wonder, this book delves into how these new, untested boxes of circuitry captured the imagination of these legendary artists. Read about the design of some of the most famous synthesizers ever made, models from masterminds such as Dr. Robert Moog, Dave Smith, and Ray Kurzweil. Get the details on what made them sound unique, what timeless music was created on them, and how you can re-create some of these sounds using synths you already have!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879309992
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 569,188
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Morphing Analog Synth Artistry into the Digital Realm Richard Barbieri 2

2 Music from a Mountain of Moog Wendy Carlos 10

3 Putting Soul into Synths with Stevie Wonder and Tonto Malcolm Cecil 22

4 The Power of the Oblique Brian Eno 32

5 Making the Synth Scream Jan Hammer 44

6 Synths Drive the Cars Greg Hawkes 54

7 Synthesis as Liberation Jean Michel Jarre 62

8 The Making of a Minimoog for the Millennium Dr. Robert A. Moog 72

9 Synths, Simplicity, and Success Gary Numan 78

10 Truth in Synthesis Roger O'Donnell 88

11 Synths Get Sexy Prince 94

12 Analog Ecstasy Meets Digital Destruction Trent Reznor 106

13 The Prophet Returns Dave Smith 116

14 Synthesizer Consciousness Tangerine Dream 124

15 From Circuits to Colors Isao Tomita 134

16 Synthesizers of Fire Vangelis 144

17 Yessynths Rick Wakeman 154

18 Frankensynth Edgar Winter 164

19 Burning Down the House Bernie Worrell 172

20 Synth Stories Joe Zawinul 180

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