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ISBN13: 9780415998734
ISBN10: 0415998735
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Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction to the craft of making - as well as creatively cannibalizing - electronic circuits for artistic purposes. With a sense of adventure and no prior knowledge, the reader can subvert the intentions designed into devices such as radios and toys to discover a new sonic world. At a time when computers dominate music production, this book offers a rare glimpse into the core technology of early live electronic music, as well as more recent developments at the hands of emerging artists. In addition to advice on hacking found electronics, the reader learns how to make contact microphones, pickups for electromagnetic fields, oscillators, distortion boxes, and unusual signal processors cheaply and quickly.

This revised and expanded second edition is extensively illustrated and includes a DVD featuring eighty-seven video clips and twenty audio tracks by over one hundred hackers, benders, musicians, artists, and inventors from around the world, as well as thirteen video tutorials demonstrating projects in the book. Further enhancements include additional projects, photographs, diagrams, and illustrations.

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brinesalt, April 16, 2009 (view all comments by brinesalt)
hasty pre-review: I can't wait for this edition. The first edition of this book has been and continues to be among the most gratifying educational experiences of my entire life. It puts electrically generated sound in the realm of physical experience and accessible introductory understanding. It gives me access to new modes of curiosity. This edition includes a DVD as well as more illustrations and other ideas for projects. Absolutely highly recommended!
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Collins, Nicolas
Lonergan, Simon
Collins Nicolas
Electronic apparatus and appliances
Design and construction
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Electronic musical instruments - Construction
Music-Folk Instruments
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9.90x6.90x.80 in. 1.35 lbs.

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