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A while ago Ananlog Industries scanned and uploaded the Roland 4 book set. Seems the links are dead now.

Anyone able to hook me up with these?
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I just downloaded the four book set from Analogue-Heaven forum. Found them with Google search.
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wes2600 wrote:I just downloaded the four book set from Analogue-Heaven forum. Found them with Google search.
http://analogue-heaven.1065350.n5.nabble.com/Roland-Corporation-Synth-Books-td113561.html
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Thanks for that. My Google-fu failed me.
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I've got originals from Roland, which I ordered when I was a wee lad. Does that make me one of the cool kids?
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Having originals probably does make you a cool kid.

But having originals signed by the author probably makes me a cool cat.

Wonder how much I could sell them for?
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You would both be a lot cooler if you had tape recordings of the Schubert Serenade that you multitracked on your System 100m.
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Dr. Sketch-n-Etch wrote:I've got originals from Roland, which I ordered when I was a wee lad. Does that make me one of the cool kids?
I also have them. They seem to be quite expensive when they come up on auctions.
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Oh wow that takes me back..
I taught a 'introduction to synthesizers' course in the early 80s at a Swedish school based on this set. Feeling dumb I didn't keep the books now..
I also got rid of my TB303/TR606 combo and my Pro~One, so I guess that settles it...
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Thanks for the links!! Should be a fun read again!
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I got 'em too! The 70s were so much fun, sort of...

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Dr. Sketch-n-Etch wrote:I've got originals from Roland, which I ordered when I was a wee lad. Does that make me one of the cool kids?
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Thanks to the wiggler that put the link up.

I got my original set thrown in with my new Jupiter 8 that I purchased in 1981
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Big thanks for these. Didn't know I needed them, but learned a few tricks within the 1st 5 minutes reading.
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onlyHzwhenI... wrote:Big thanks for these. Didn't know I needed them, but learned a few tricks within the 1st 5 minutes reading.
They're good review material even for old timers like me. Sometimes you've gotta step back a bit, and go back to the basics.
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What a find!

Thanks fellas.

I shall place this next to my arp 2600 manual (minus the actual synth) and the doepfer manuals as my go to resources.

The make noise manuals...not so much...
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great books :)
i got both editions when the UK synth museum was selling up on ebay :tu:
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Hi all,

I was having a hunt around and found these links to Roland 'The Synthesizer' 2nd Edition, So I thought I would add them to this thread, should anybody request them in the future.

A Foundation For Electronic Music

http://goo.gl/pXoj7V

Practical Synthesis 1

http://goo.gl/VFgKXw

Practical Synthesis 2

http://goo.gl/JGPJ0S

Multichannel Recording

http://goo.gl/r0xd80
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top find :)
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chplsd wrote: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:05 am Hi all,

I was having a hunt around and found these links to Roland 'The Synthesizer' 2nd Edition, So I thought I would add them to this thread, should anybody request them in the future.

A Foundation For Electronic Music

http://goo.gl/pXoj7V

Practical Synthesis 1

http://goo.gl/VFgKXw

Practical Synthesis 2

http://goo.gl/JGPJ0S

Multichannel Recording

http://goo.gl/r0xd80
Just wanted to say thank you very much for keeping these in your Drive for all this time. Really really appreciate it.
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Dr. Sketch-n-Etch wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:23 pm I've got originals from Roland, which I ordered when I was a wee lad. Does that make me one of the cool kids?
I have them as well, in mint condition!

They were given to me by a fine, outstanding fellah called Chris Ringham, who quite possibly has had absolutely every single analogue synth known to man pass through his establishment. He and his aviator colleague (name escapes me now) used to do repairs of analogue gear for most of the UK at one time iirc and probably some of you fine folks might know of him.

I recall visiting his house and staring in disbelief at the Emu, ARP, Moog Roland modulars in his studio and then there was the Prophet 10 in his hallway, a CS80 in the front room and then the... etc etc etc.
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I have a set too, the sleeve is showing it’s age though, much like it’s owner.
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Sysagent wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:13 am
Dr. Sketch-n-Etch wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:23 pm I've got originals from Roland, which I ordered when I was a wee lad. Does that make me one of the cool kids?
I have them as well, in mint condition!

They were given to me by a fine, outstanding fellah called Chris Ringham, who quite possibly has had absolutely every single analogue synth known to man pass through his establishment. He and his aviator colleague (name escapes me now) used to do repairs of analogue gear for most of the UK at one time iirc and probably some of you fine folks might know of him.

I recall visiting his house and staring in disbelief at the Emu, ARP, Moog Roland modulars in his studio and then there was the Prophet 10 in his hallway, a CS80 in the front room and then the... etc etc etc.
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That was his name Tony (his name came to me this morning on waking up lol).

Last I heard from Chris (when I had a Facebook account) was that he lives on The Channel Islands now with his family and has eschewed the synth life, after a brief flirtation with collecting Fairlights lol...

Would love to get back in touch with him and see how they are all doing.
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Just snapped up a copy of the 2nd edition of "The Synthesizer" via Abebooks. Wasn't cheap but the books look and feel like they'd never been touched, and even the slip-case is in great shape. Quite amazing for something printed in 1979!

Anyway they are full of interesting content. The 100m panels sure make for easy patch documentation. Try that with Eurorack!
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I always think the 100m aesthetic is about the best of all modulars, very easy to understand. But then it was the first modular I ever saw for real, at some kind of Roland event in a hotel in London in the early eighties, I would have been in my early teens so still very impressionable.

I regret selling off my copy of the books years ago.
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