Notes on Modular Synthesizers
Notes on Modular Synthesizers is an introduction to modular synthesizers. It originated as a syllabus for my electronic synthesis courses at The University of California, Santa Cruz. This began as a few mimeographed pages and grew over the years as the electroninc music studios changed and expanded. For this book, I have extracted and rewritten sections of general inerest and added information for 21st century systems like Eurorack.
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Notes on Modular Synthesis is in three sections:
A short rundown of fundamentals of acoustics and electronics, mostly definitions of terms.
Descriptions of the modules found on synthesizers, their functions and common controls.
Instructions for creating common patches, beginning with the basic beep and continuing to automatic compositions like "Entropical Paradise".