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Secrets of Synthesis
Wendy Carlos
Secrets of Synthesis
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, New Age, Classical
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All Artists: Wendy Carlos
Title: Secrets of Synthesis
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: East Side Digital
Original Release Date: 1/1/1986
Re-Release Date: 11/11/2003
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, New Age, Classical
Styles: Electronica, Instruments, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561817029

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Quite Informative, but it's not really music.
ericdrebin | Seattle, WA USA | 07/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album taught a lot of intresting things about synthetic compostion, but at it's heart, all it consists of is Wendy Carlos describing the "Secrets of Synthesis" and using small music clips to accentuate her points. If that doesn't sound like it will interest you, then I wouldn't recommend it."
Analog Synth basics with Extras.
David Carlin | Philadelphia, PA USA | 07/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wendy starts this program by pointing out the general characteristics of the sine, square analog white noise and builds from there. Envelopes and filters are covered extensively and she makes use of her own library of recordings as examples. I enjoyed her talk on the early development and use of vocoders and of her work with the Late Robert Moog. Many changes of early synth development were a direct result of the artists Bob Moog encountered such as Wendy. Wendy was instrumental in bringing the touch sensitivity and velocity to the electronic keyboard. I enjoyed this recording and have re-played it numerous times."
Interesting Audio Documentary
K. Rowley | Austin, Texas United States | 06/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is an audio documentary - written and narrated by Wendy Carlos. It is also a "hypertext-enhanced" CD (i.e., there is web content on the CD as well as Audio). The included web site contains a lot of supplemental material - such as her program notes and some other material.
I found it very interesting to learn how some of the music I have enjoyed over the years came to be and how it was created."