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Analog Synthesizers by Mark Jenkins

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Using and programming analog

Although analog synthesizers are in many ways the easiest type to use, some analog techniques that were generally appreciated 20 years ago are now not so widely understood. Recent generations have become more used to later innovations such as FM synthesis or sample-and-synthesis instrument designs, or indeed to synthesizer designs that offer only very limited editing and sound creation facilities, such as most of those conforming to the General MIDI (GM) standard.

But having a good understanding of the programming and use of analog, which is perhaps the synthesis technique closest to the physical fundamentals of sound creation, is vital to any systematic attempt to create and modify sounds using any type of synthesis ...

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