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Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User

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With the rise digital recording software and the advent of the "one man computer music studio" there has been an astronomical rise in the number of people with software instruments, but many of these musicians have no idea how to use the modular synthesizers included with their music software programs. "Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User" is the firs ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Cengage Learning (first published January 5th 2009)
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Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
I picked this book up hoping to learn how to properly use my analog synthesizer, but the book taught me little about music. The author took a route of explaining the specifics of how a handful of software synthesizer interfaces can be used in excruciating step-by-step detail while glossing over important components of synthesizers, like filters.
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Simon Cann is the author of the Boniface, Montbretia Armstrong, and Leathan Wilkey books.

In addition to his fiction, Simon has written a range of music-related and business-related books, including the How to Make a Noise series, the most widely ready series about synthesizer sound programming, and Made it in China, about entrepreneurs building businesses in China. He has also worked as a ghostwri
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