MATRIXSYNTH: The Synthesizer, 2ND Edition

Friday, March 06, 2020

The Synthesizer, 2ND Edition


via this auction

"THE SYNTHESIZER
Second Edition
4 volumes
Roland Corporation, 1979
A Foundation for Electronic Music; 68 pp.
Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music Volume 1; 103 pp.
Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music Volume 2; 108 pp.
Multichannel Recording for Electronic Music; 48 pp.
With introductions by Robin Donald Graham, Synthesizer Project Manager, Roland Corporation, Osaka, Japan.

All four volumes profusely illustrated with figures, patch diagrams and frequency charts (some folding), 4to in card covers housed in printed stiff board slip case. The copyright is 1979, but it appears this second edition (printing?) was issued in 1983.

A fine set.

Roland Corporation (ローランド株式会社 Rōrando Kabushiki Kaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. It was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Osaka on April 18, 1972. While rival companies Moog and ARP targeted professional musicians and academics, Kakehashi, who had no musical training, wanted to appeal to amateurs and hobbyists, and focused on miniaturization, affordability, and simplicity.

In 1973, Roland introduced the first compact synthesizer produced in Japan and the first synthesizer produced by Roland, the SH-1000, as well as their first non-preset synthesizer, the SH-3.

Stapled case has light wear to edges."

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