synthesizer manuals & electronic music

vintage books


Download Devarahi "The Complete Guide to Synthesizers" (170MB, PDF).

This study book from 1982 by teacher Devarahi is a very good book about learning how to work with analog synthesizers. Unfortunately it is out of print, but the 170 MB scanned version can be downloaded here.


Synapse Magazine (1976-1979) talked about the development of synthesizers and the electronic music. You will find interviews with Kraftwerk, Eno, Oberheim, ads for the new Oberheim 4-voice and for the brand new Korg MS-20, and other -now vintage- analog synthezers.

Cyndustries offers an online version, but I prefer the PDF's on my tablet for offline reading.
Download the Synapse Magazine PDF's (230MB ZIP file).