February 28, 2012
Roland - The Synthesizer Pt. 2...
by Chris Randall
Here is the second of the four books in The Synthesizer. This one, Multichannel Recording For Electronic Music, is probably the least useful of the four, as the techniques described are almost entirely for a four-track tape context, and they simply don't translate to the modern DAW environment.
That said, the book is useful in two respects: first, as a primer for proper recording workflow, and secondly, in the event you do want to experiment with four-track analog recording and have never done so, this book is about as good a manual as you're going to find. It also inexplicably has the sheet music for a short Hadyn string quartet, and a rather odd arrangement of Greensleeves for string quartet, harp, and two recorders that I'm sure is absolutely banal in performance.
In any event, here is the PDF. If you've already donated for the previous one, don't bother doing it again. If you haven't, here's the button: