The instrument that has gone hand-in-hand with the advent of digital
recording has been the synthesizer. It has grown from what might now be
considered primitive roots--Moog, Mellotron, ARP--into an instrumental
capable of great depth and expression.
The author covers everything you need to know about the instrument,
including the preset-oriented instruments that accurately represent real
piano or orchestral sounds to the more organic analog-based keyboards of
This is a wonderful reference book for players, electronic music producers,
and devotees of the instrument. There are chapters here on everything from
Oscillators and Samples and Envelope Generators to Rhythm Generators,
Effects Processing and Controllers.
This is another title in Hal Leonard's spectacular Power Tools line. No one
presents this type of information better than Hal Leonard, and this new book
is no exception.