This book covers ground that is often left untouched by other synthesizer books and was written to fulfill the wishes voiced by synth programmers.
Section one explains the parts of an analog synth in detail using harmonic and waveform analysis to make clear exactly what each synth parameter does.
Section two is probably the most important section added to the new edition and it explains through examples how to use freely available harmonic and waveform analysis software to analyze and recreate patches from other synths, sounds found in songs, and the synthesis of acoustic instruments.
Section three contains all 102 of the original 1st and 2nd edition universal patches for ALL dual-oscillator analog synths. The acoustic patches are based on harmonic analysis and are exceedingly close to the real instruments.
An included CD contains the new SCB VSTi softsynth and audio samples for synthesizer calibration as well as a full album of electronica.
For more info and to view a sample of the book please visit http://www.synthesizer-cookbook.com Also be sure to check out Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook Vol 2: Harmonic Catalog