Software Synthesizers: The Definitive Guide to Virtual Musical Instruments

This book is an excellent introduction to the world of software synthesizers by long-time Keyboard columnist Jim Aikin. For anyone new to computer-based synthesis, this book will provide a basic understanding of the ideas of software synthesis. It also reviews many of the most popular software synthesizers. Software Synthesizers: The Definitive Guide to Virtual Musical… Read More Software Synthesizers: The Definitive Guide to Virtual Musical Instruments

Mark Prendergast – The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby – The Evolution in Sound in the Electronic Age

This sprawling book traces the development of ambient music over the past 100 years, from composers like Mahler and Satie, to current musicians like Moby and Aphex Twin. It covers a huge amount of territory, and serves as an easy introduction to many of the significant composers and musicians of the twentieth century. The Ambient… Read More Mark Prendergast – The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby – The Evolution in Sound in the Electronic Age