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Author:  PAiA-Scott [ Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:37 pm ]
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There are some interesting stories at this website related to music, sound, and synthesis. They don't mention PAiA, but its applicable.

The Engines of Our Ingenuity

John H. Lienhard and Dr. E. Andrew Boyd

No. 2588

No. 557:

No. 1929:

No. 2296:

Author:  PAiA-Cliff [ Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:08 am ]
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I'll have to read through those. I own a book with the same title, I think it's the same author.

Author:  LouBern [ Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:04 am ]
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Hi Scott,

These are also quite interesting:

1) The Art of Digital Music (book + DVD)

Yes I know "digital" but also covers some stuff on analogue and transition from analogue to digital from artists perspective.

"The Art of Digital Music is based on more than 50 hour-long interviews with groundbreaking artists, producers, and visionaries. It’s organized both by topic and personality: In the first half of the book, we introduce each artist and highlight his or her unique insights and anecdotes. In the second half, we group common themes from the interviews into virtual roundtables. " Topics covered are music production, philosophy, business and future.

2) Strange Sounds (book + CD) ... mId=331300

Strange Sounds
Offbeat Instruments and Sonic Experiments in Pop
Author: Mark Brend
What do David Bowie, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Radiohead, The Troggs, The Human League, The Osmonds and The Beach Boys have in common? They've all used unusual musical instruments on big hit records. Strange Sounds tells the stories behind these recordings and many more. It includes some of the biggest names in pop music from the 1950s to the present, explaining and illustrating what instruments were used – their history, how they were played, how the artists came to choose them – and in the process uncovering a parallel history of pop music, one where guitars and drums make way for claviolines, ocarinas and stylophones. The accompanying CD includes demonstration recordings of many of the instruments documented, as well as incidental music composed by the author, recorded using a unique line-up of the instruments featured in the book.

3) OHM+ The early gurus of electronic music: 1948-1980 (3CD+1DVD)

Every 'history' is biased and has some kind of ax to grind. The one that Thomas Ziegler and I set out to do was no different. In the summer of 1999, he asked me if I wanted to help him put together a multi-CD set to cover the history of electronic music. I jumped at the chance, having no idea what I was getting into and with zero experience as a producer. After settling down on a year span (the '80's seemed like a time when things really splintered), we then had the pain-staking task of deciding which artists and which pieces should be on it. As detailed in our liners for the release, some legal problems prevented us from including everything that we would have wanted to but in the end, we had 3 CD's with about forty artists, covering some of the most extraordinary composers and visionaries of the last century. A number of other collections had covered one particular time period or region but there wasn't one release that had all of them together in one place. Along with inescapible names like Cage, Eno, Stockhausen, Riley, Reich and Xenakis, I thought it would also be important to include other composers who have made important contribution but might not be as well known, such as Eimert, Lansky, Chowning, Dodge, Le Caine, Maxfield, Parmegiani, Risset and Ussachevsky.
Louis Bernier

Author:  PAiA-Cliff [ Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:41 pm ]
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Hey hey, nobody here is dissing digital! The people who talk down on digital tend to not know what they are talking about anyways.

Author:  LouBern [ Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:08 am ]
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Hi Cliff,

Yes you are correct! Nor do I understand analogue :shock: but I enjoy assembling synth modules (did a Paia Theremax, Fatman, 9700, Vocoder, dual limiter, ducker and parametric equalizer). Most of all, I am trilled to make music (& noise!) with instruments derived from both technologies (I like hybrids such as DSI Mopho too) :mrgreen: Must confess, did a bunch of Blacet modules too!

Are you C. Schecht who designed the new 9700 series boards ?

Just completed the S&H 9752, DCV+AM 9744, BM9748 (thanks fo the tips on how to tuned this baby), TOM9745 and the PB9746. Great stuff!


Author:  PAiA-Cliff [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:13 pm ]
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That's me :).

I'm thrilled to hear that you like the new 9700 stuff! The balanced modulator is my favorite of the new modules. The ability to unbalance the modulator sounds really powerful with the right musical intervals (fourths, fifths and octaves especially).

Author:  Jeckinson [ Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:14 am ]
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PAiA-Cliff wrote:
I'll have to read through those. I own a book with the same title, I think it's the same author.

May be there is a book based on the site, but ay be it is just a coincidence of titles.

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