William Morrow, NY 1984, first edition; 122 pages, index, diagrams; black and white photographs throughout.
Condition: Good overall hardcover in Very Good illustrated black, blue and white dustjacket, in clear acetate glassine jacket protector; ex-library from a school with pocket at rear, some rubberstamps, front pastedown paper peeled away about halfway across the inner board, with some gummy residue still present. Binding is sound and secure, and pages are clean.
Item DescriptionElectronic instruments, whether they are synthesizers, electronic organs, electronic pianos, electric guitars, computers and oh yes, even tape recorders -- have joined the world of music as we know it today...' (from the Foreword by Herbert Deutsch, director of the Electronic Music Studio at Hofstra University).
Contents includes -- Instruments Go Electric - amplified sounds; electric pickups; Instruments go Electronic -- developing electronic sound; oscillators; synthesizers; electronic organs; sound processors;
Performing and Recording Electronic Music -- composers, performers and sound studios; Buying your own electronic instruments; Playing electronic instruments; Future trends in Electronic instruments and music; Glossary; Index
Illustrated throughout with half and fullpage black and white photographs including a digital control chip inserted into Lowrey's Genius Model G100, a compact console electronic organ; Inserting a computer punched card into the Allen organ to program the sound of tubular chimes; the Mini-Moog, a compact three-oscillator synthesizer; and more.