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Book recommendation: Mark Vail – Vintage Synthesizers

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One of the best synthesizer books ever. Mark Vails “Vintage Synthesizers” was first published in 1993, with a reprint following in 2000. This reprint (which can still be found on Amazon) is the subject of this blog. To be exact, we’re talking about a collection of articles by various authors – along with Mark Vail there’s Bob Moog, Ted Greenwald, Jeff Burger and others. Continue reading

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New Bob Moog book and the “Google Mini”

On the occasion of Robert Moog’s 78th birthday, we’d like to draw your attention to a new “synth” book which will be hitting the market in October:

BOB MOOG – Synthesizer Pioneer
(by Dieter Dixon, Michelle Moog-Koussa and Ubel Zuiderveld),
a product of the Tipbook Legends Series.

New Bob Moog book - october 2012

New Bob Moog book – october 2012

Google’s special present has certainly not gone without notice. The “Google Mini” is a perfect memorial – admittedly not the real thing, but still: the Minimoog is playable! You can tweak the buttons! There’s a 4-track recording device! What a great way to bring the Minimoog back to life around the globe. The perfect gift for Robert Moog. A great gift for us all.”

Google Minimoog 2012-05-23

Google Minimoog 2012-05-23