MATRIXSYNTH: Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (And Back) - Book Review + Flip Through

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (And Back) - Book Review + Flip Through


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Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (And Back) book review & book flip through. Synthesizer Evolution is a recently published book covering every major synth, drum machine and sampler from 1963-1995. Each instrument is hand drawn and includes vital statistics and quirky facts.

Synth Evolution is published by Velocity Press (https://velocitypress.uk) and written & illustrated by Oli Freke (https://www.synthevolution.net), a London-based musician, artist and author with a life-long passion for analogue synthesizers and electronic music.

Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (And Back) provides us with an in-depth look at synthesizer history over the decades and covers a variety of vintage synthesizers including analog synths, digital synths, modular synths, wavetable synths, FM synths, additive synths and more.

Join me for a narrated book flip through highlighting various synths and concluding with a brief book review at the end. Hope you enjoy and feel free to grab a copy of Synth Evolution if you like it.

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TIMECODES
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00:00 - Intro

► SYNTHESIZERS
01:01 - 360 Systems, Access Music (Virus), Ace Tone
01:46 - Akai (AX80, AX60)
02:43 - Arp Instruments (2500, 2600)
03:44 - Behringer
04:07 - Buchla modulars
04:22 - Casio (Casiotone, CZ series, HT series)
05:55 - Cheetah
06:47 - Crumar
07:42 - DGS
07:54 - Doepfer
08:03 - E-MU
08:23 - EDP
08:43 - Electro Harmonix
08:54 - Elka (Synthex)
09:22 - EML (Electrocomp)
10:04 - EMS (VC3, Synthi etc)
10:43 - Ensoniq
11:46 - Formanta (Polivoks)
12:23 - Gleeman
12:25 - Hitachi
13:00 - Jen Electronica
13:26 - Kawai
14:38 - Korg
18:08 - Kurzweil
18:31 - Moog Music
20:29 - Multivox
20:36 - Novation
21:00 - Oberheim
21:46 - Octave
21:56 - Osc (Oxford Synthesizer Company)
22:06 - PAIA Electronics
22:10 - Peavey
22:23 - Palm Products (PPG)
23:13 - Rhodes (Chroma)
23:51 - Roland (Jupiter 8, Juno 60, 106 etc)
28:01 - RSF (Kobol)
28:55 - Sequential Circuits (Prophet 5 etc)
30:49 - Serge (modular)
30:55 - Siel
31:26 - Solina
31:55 - Steiner Parker (Synthacon etc)
32:36 - Synton
32:58 - Teisco
34:04 - Tonto
34:24 - Vermona
34:42 - Waldorf
34:52 - Wersi
35:04 - Yamaha (GX-1, CS-80, DX7, SY-77, AN1x etc)

► DRUM MACHINES
40:10 - Drum Machines - Ace tone, Akai, Boss, Korg, Linndrum, Roland 808 etc

► SAMPLERS
42:13 - Samplers - Akai S612, S1000, Casio, EMU Emulator, Ensoniq, Fairlight CMI, Synclavier etc.

► PRE-MODERN INSTRUMENTS
44:37 - Pre-Modern Instruments - Wurlitzer, Theremin, Hammond Novachord, Mellotron

► CONCLUSION
45:55 - Final thoughts"

1 comment:

  1. Interesting idea, especially the graphics. But I'm catching some easy mistakes - things one could find on the internet, even given such short paragraphs for each synth. I like books as reference, but the web is doing incredible work documenting these many synths - so often with video and audio.

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