[sdiy] "Music Synthesizers: A Manual of Design & Construction" book - is it any good?

dan snazelle subjectivity at hotmail.com
Thu May 31 02:21:42 CEST 2012


a much more worthwhile book is "the technique of electronic music"by wells








On May 30, 2012, at 4:46 PM, Stewart Pye wrote:

> Hi Tom,
> 
> In my opinion it's not a good book. It was at my local library in the days before the internet. A lot of the badly drawn circuits are just noise makers or random voltage generators. It's been over 15 years but when I think of that book I think "bird chirp" and "steam train". I'm pretty sure he didn't test all the circuits either.
> 
> The library also had "Build a Better Music Synthesizer" by Thomas Henry, which was a good book but used obsolete parts like CEM and SSM chips.
> 
> Regards,
> Stewart.
> 
> On 5/31/2012 3:08 AM, Tom Wiltshire wrote:
>> Does anyone have a copy of:
>> 
>> Music Synthesizers: A Manual of Design&  Construction
>> by Delton T. Horn
>> 
>> It *sounds* like an interesting book, but I'd like a recommendation from someone before I go spending money on one. If it's rubbish, help me save my pennies.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Tom
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