Chadabe, Joel

1975

The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer

In Appleton, Jon H., Perera, Ronald C. (eds.) The Development and Practice of Electronic Music: New Jersey: Prentice-Hall: 138-188.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Historical Electroacoustic Instruments Oscillator Envelope Filter Modulation Voltage Control

Abstract:

In this essay, the author presents a detailed (technical) overview of the voltage-controlled synthesizer. This was an important technological development in electronic music production as it contributed to electronic music’s entry into the mainstream of popular and commercial music.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Chadabe, Joel (1972). Le principe du voltage-control et ses implications pour le compositeur
Chadabe, Joel (1981). Paths to a Point in a Musical Landscape
Chadabe, Joel (1983). Interactive Composing: An Overview
Chadabe, Joel (1984). Interactive Composing: An Overview
Chadabe, Joel (1996). The History of Electronic Music as a Reflection of Structural Paradigms
Chadabe, Joel (1997a). The Electronic Music Foundation
Chadabe, Joel (1997b). Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music
Chadabe, Joel (1999a). The Performer is Us
Chadabe, Joel (1999b). A Brief Overview of Otto Laske's Work
Chadabe, Joel (2000a). Devices I have Known and Loved
Chadabe, Joel (2000b). Remarks on Computer Music Culture
Chadabe, Joel (2001). Preserving Performances of Electronic Music
Chadabe, Joel (2002). The Limitations of Mapping as a Structural Descriptive in Electronic Instruments
Chadabe, Joel (2003). Where We're Going
Chadabe, Joel (2004a). Electronic Music and Life
Chadabe, Joel (2004b). Look Around and Get Engaged

(Français)

Chadabe, Joel (1972). Le principe du voltage-control et ses implications pour le compositeur