Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer

Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer


although ubiquitous at the present time, to be had as a unmarried microchip and located in any digital machine requiring sound, the synthesizer whilst it first seemed was once actually progressive. whatever appreciably new--an notable rarity in musical culture--it used to be an software that used a really new resource of sound: electronics. How this got here to be--how an engineering pupil at Cornell and an avant-garde musician figuring out of a storefront in California set this revolution in motion--is the tale advised for the 1st time in Analog Days, a e-book that explores the discovery of the synthesizer and its effect on pop culture.

The authors take us again to the heady days of the Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies, while the expertise used to be analog, the synthesizer used to be an experimental device, and synthesizer concert events might and did develop into happenings. Interviews with the pioneers who made up our minds what the synthesizer will be and the way it'd be used--from inventors Robert Moog and Don Buchla to musicians like Brian Eno, Pete Townshend, and Keith Emerson--recapture their visions of the way forward for digital tune and a brand new global of sound.

Tracing the advance of the Moog synthesizer from its preliminary perception to its ascension to stardom in Switched-On Bach, from its contribution to the San Francisco psychedelic sound, to its wholesale adoption through the worlds of movie and advertisements, Analog Days conveys the thrill, uncertainties, and unforeseen outcomes of a brand new expertise that will give you the soundtrack for a severe bankruptcy of our cultural background.

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