The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast features author Mark Vail, right, who’s just published a new book, The Synthesizer.
Vail has written for Keyboard, Sound On Sound and Electronic Musician magazines and has written several previous books about keyboards, including Vintage Synthesizers & The Hammond Organ: Beauty In The B.
“Sometimes it can be really exciting to look at New Stuff and get excited about it,” says A+M+T podcast host Darwin Grosse. “But sometimes a review of Old Stuff can be just as exciting. Author, educator, journalist and musician Mark Vail has the gift of helping us see more than the glamour of New Gear, and I had a wonderful discussion with him for this week’s podcast.”
You can listen to the interview below or at the A+M+T podcast site.
5 thoughts on “Mark Vail On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast”
Agreed, it is exciting to get excited. Wow.
Mark’s an awesome guy. Met him at NAMM and got to see a sneak peek at his book and it was great.
Hands down biggest game-changer in the history of music technology was the Fairlight CMI.
Hope that’s covered in the book.
Mark Vail’s work over the years helped me to become a better synthesist and a large portion of that has been his infectious enthusiasm. I bought a couple of his books for a friend’s son who got the synth bug and he found them very useful. If you are anywhere near new at this or just need to re-compile some of your old mental code, take him up as one of the better resources available.
gatearray: Um, I never said *I* was a journalist! Alas, I need to pay a little more attention to these descriptions, right?