"This book is an absolute masterpiece! Awesome photography and thoughtfully laid out background information on a whole host of beautiful vintage synthesizers, from the familiar (and some not so familiar) brand names.
Anyone even remotely interested in vintage synthesizers, and their place in the history of electronic music, should be heading straight for
the ‘Buy It Now’ button… It’s a must have!"
- Review by Julian B.
selected vintage synthesizers
unique color photos
by master synthesist
Colorful pages printed on high-quality certified-ecofriendly paper
(9.8" x 9.8" / 25 x 25 cm)
Exploring Vintage Synthesizers
An art gallery of electronic aesthetics
Each synthesizer is presented in a series of finely detailed photographs, with a discussion of its origins and importance. From the dawn of commercial synthesis to the close of the Twentieth Century, the lives and times of these unique instruments are chronicled in exquisite pictures and thoughtful stories – mingling music, technology, commerce, and visual art.
Meet the synthesizer
Besides a brief introduction to the basic elements of synthesizer design, as well as a comprehensive Glossary, the book is rounded out by tours of the three museums that opened their collections to be photographed, and a selection of resources for further study: books, films, educational initiatives, online resources – even ways to play with these sounds at home.
Known classics and significant rarities
Explore the designs and read the stories behind instruments from famous brands such as ARP, Casio, Clavia, Korg, Moog, Oberheim, Roland, Sequential, and Yamaha – as well as vintage gems from Crumar, Electronic Dream Plant, Elgam, E-mu, Ensoniq, Fairlight, Kawai, Gleeman, Lord Synthesisers, Steiner-Parker, Technics, Waldorf, and more.
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