The Sounds and Music of the RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer [Vinyl Record Set, 45s]

By: Preston, John, narrator; RCA

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


RCA ERD-1922. Four 45 RPM vinyl records housed in a clamshell box with all dividers (with RCA adverts) and 8 pp. booklet present, 18.7 by 18.7 cm. Records are very good with only the faintest crackles; booklet is very good with only minor handling wear; the box is intact and strong, but has small edge and corner chips and a few scuffs and scratches. A very nice, complete set. RCA’s early foray into electronic synthesizers, this composition machine was created at the David Sarnoff Research Center at Princeton. The four A-sides feature an audio essay, “The Synthesis of Music,” which explains audio frequencies and how they are reproduced. “The synthesis of music - an exploration of the world of musical sound. Introducing the RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer, the system capable of creating any sound which has ever been produced and any sound that may be imagine by the human mind. Except for the voice of the narrator, all the sounds you will hear were produced with the RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer. No musical instruments were used, and no players performed. All the musical sounds you will hear are synthesized sounds. How has it become possible for us to create all musical sounds by electronic means? The answer lies in the nature of sound as a combination of clearly-defined physical characteristics which are shared by all musical tones or effects. Let’s look at them one by one...” The B-sides feature music produced by the RCA EMS, including a Stephen Foster medley, Oh Holy Night, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1, Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier: Fugue No. 2, etc. A fascinating look at machines that, by the 1960s, would be a household… sound. First Edition.

Title: The Sounds and Music of the RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer [Vinyl Record Set, 45s]

Author Name: Preston, John, narrator; RCA

Categories: Music, General,

Publisher: Camden, NJ, Radio Corporation of America (RCA Victor): c.1955

Binding: Record

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2583

Keywords: Electronic Music, Experimental, Records