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Synthesizer Books

Here are some great books on learning to program and perform with synthesizers.

The Synthesizer - Mark Vail


The Synthesizer: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument

Veteran author, Mark Vail, takes us through a very complete world of synthesis.

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Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook


Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook

One of my favorites. Fred Welsh takes a technical analysis approach to re-creating sounds through synthesis. You'll find yourself referring back to this book often.

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Analog Synthesizers - Mark Jenkins


analog synthesizers: understanding, performing, buying

One of the most approachable introductions to synthesis with a heavy focus on analog synthesizers (including virtual-analog).

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Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook Vol. 2


Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook Vol. 2: Harmonic Catalog

Picking up where the first book left off, this book is a massive reference of sound analysis already done for you. A great way to see how certain sounds differ.

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