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Synthesizer Evolution zines by Oli Freke

Based on previous Synthesizer Evolution book

Oli Freke Zines Vintage Synths Drum Machines and Samplers

Oli Freke has produced two new pocket-sized A6 zines that are based on his 2021 book, Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back).

Vintage Synths celebrates the invention of the synthesizer and outlines the history of 46 of the most iconic electronic instruments of all time. It focuses on the impact of synths such as the Minimoog, ARP 2600, Yamaha DX7, Roland Jupiter-8 and many more, providing detailed descriptions of the instruments themselves as well as documenting the stories behind their development.

Drum Machines and Samplers then details 46 of the most influential, important or interesting instruments made between 1949 and 1996, covering legendary instruments such as Roland’s TR-808 and TR-909, Akai’s S1000 and MPC60, the Fairlight CMI and many more.

Both of the new books are available now from Velocity Press, priced at £4 each including VAT.

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