Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

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Allen Strange's Electronic Music... do you want a copy?

Print copy for under $100 USD plus shipping
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Print copy for under $50 USD plus shipping
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57%
E-copy at a reasonable price
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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by Zerstorte Zelle » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:20 am

Rad! Can’t wait.

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by MikeLeeBirds » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:34 am

I voted „under $50“, but a PDF would be fine, too!
Awesome!

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by Kattefjaes » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:17 am

MikeLeeBirds wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:34 am
I voted „under $50“, but a PDF would be fine, too!
Awesome!
A keenly-priced early bird dead tree edition with a PDF for searchability as part of the deal would make sense in This Moden Agetm.

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by j450nn014n » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:00 am

Kattefjaes wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:17 am
MikeLeeBirds wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:34 am
I voted „under $50“, but a PDF would be fine, too!
Awesome!
A keenly-priced early bird dead tree edition with a PDF for searchability as part of the deal would make sense in This Moden Agetm.
Agreed. There will be hardcover, softcover and PDF, as far as I can tell at this point, with discounts for combo. Pricing is going to be based on what the family decides, but it won't be over priced. Things are moving forward every day.

I'm getting the testimonials together... so many people have wonderful memories of this book.
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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by bengarland » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:22 pm

I already have a scanned PDF of it, but I would gladly pay a reasonable price to upgrade to a legit high quality version which has real text that can be searched!

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by stuart_of_london » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:14 pm

Just posting to say I'll definitely hop on board the kickstarter for a hard copy. I'm pretty new to synthesis and I'm reading the PDF of this at the moment. I like the content but the format is tainting the experience somewhat. Thanks for your efforts!

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by TimDavies » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:18 pm

Me too, would also love a hard copy when it becomes available !

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Post by j450nn014n » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm

lud wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:28 am
Is it a really big book? Not sure why it would warrant a pricetag of over $50
I don't expect that it will be anything like that price. It would be if it was going to be a commercial reproduction though. When I started, I thought I'd have to pay a lot of royalties to McGraw-Hill, and they charge a fortune for anything. So I was just posting those figures to see if there was any interest. The family now holds the copyright, through the work of my team (more than me). And they will have final say on the price. But, aside from royalties and some left over funds that will be donated to community synth groups, this is a non-profit adventure, so the price will be/should be, much more reasonable. I've put a LOT of time into this, and I'm not getting a penny. Not even a free copy. And that for the reason that so many people on this forum and others have been so helpful teaching me about synths and electronics, I feel that I've gotten a free education myself. And putting this project together, I'm learning more and meeting more people.

COVID's still slowing things down, but we've just about finished all the 'celebrity' endorsements (including Dieter Doepfer, Tony Rolando, Tom Whitwell, Suzanne Ciani, Todd Barton, Peter Elsea, Serge Tcherepnin, Dave Smith). We're still dealing with some technical stuff with reprinting images, but I'm still hoping for the kickstarter to launch in October (dreaming).
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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by j450nn014n » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm

TimDavies wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Me too, would also love a hard copy when it becomes available !
Should be before the new year!
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Post by lud » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:42 pm

Much kudos for all your efforts from me for sure :tu: It's going to be a smash hit if word gets around properly and it's affordable to most - apologies if my original comment came across rather blunt and ignorant! Can't wait to pick it up
j450nn014n wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm
lud wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:28 am
Is it a really big book? Not sure why it would warrant a pricetag of over $50
I don't expect that it will be anything like that price. It would be if it was going to be a commercial reproduction though. When I started, I thought I'd have to pay a lot of royalties to McGraw-Hill, and they charge a fortune for anything. So I was just posting those figures to see if there was any interest. The family now holds the copyright, through the work of my team (more than me). And they will have final say on the price. But, aside from royalties and some left over funds that will be donated to community synth groups, this is a non-profit adventure, so the price will be/should be, much more reasonable. I've put a LOT of time into this, and I'm not getting a penny. Not even a free copy. And that for the reason that so many people on this forum and others have been so helpful teaching me about synths and electronics, I feel that I've gotten a free education myself. And putting this project together, I'm learning more and meeting more people.

COVID's still slowing things down, but we've just about finished all the 'celebrity' endorsements (including Dieter Doepfer, Tony Rolando, Tom Whitwell, Suzanne Ciani, Todd Barton, Peter Elsea, Serge Tcherepnin, Dave Smith). We're still dealing with some technical stuff with reprinting images, but I'm still hoping for the kickstarter to launch in October (dreaming).

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Post by dooj88 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:05 pm

j450nn014n wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm
lud wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:28 am
Is it a really big book? Not sure why it would warrant a pricetag of over $50
COVID's still slowing things down, but we've just about finished all the 'celebrity' endorsements (including Dieter Doepfer, Tony Rolando, Tom Whitwell, Suzanne Ciani, Todd Barton, Peter Elsea, Serge Tcherepnin, Dave Smith). We're still dealing with some technical stuff with reprinting images, but I'm still hoping for the kickstarter to launch in October (dreaming).
holy crap!!! that's amazing! well done!!! :hail:

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Post by Bodo1967 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:17 am

j450nn014n wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Should be before the new year!
That is awesome news :hail: :tu: :nana:!
j450nn014n wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm
I've put a LOT of time into this, and I'm not getting a penny. Not even a free copy.
Be sure not to forget the "buy me a coffee" button on the Kickstarter page. I'm sure this will enable you to get your copy plus as much well deserved coffee as you want while reading it :mrgreen: .
... why buy it for $100 when you can build it yourself for $150?

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Post by Kattefjaes » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:33 am

j450nn014n wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm
And they will have final say on the price. But, aside from royalties and some left over funds that will be donated to community synth groups, this is a non-profit adventure, so the price will be/should be, much more reasonable. I've put a LOT of time into this, and I'm not getting a penny. Not even a free copy. And that for the reason that so many people on this forum and others have been so helpful teaching me about synths and electronics, I feel that I've gotten a free education myself. And putting this project together, I'm learning more and meeting more people.
People would have been all over this, even if it was a money-making wheeze, just to have a decent copy of a much-loved book- I don't think I even stopped to question it.

The fact that you're doing it as a non-profit adventure makes it even cooler, and will make owning a copy of the new edition all the more satisfying :tu:

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by thispoison » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:05 pm

j450nn014n wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm
TimDavies wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Me too, would also love a hard copy when it becomes available !
Should be before the new year!
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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by Oldstench » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:15 pm

I'm really stoked for this. I was only ever able to get a copy through inter-library loan, and they only let me check it out once every 6 months or so.
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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by pustule » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:25 am

Very cool, i'll buy a hard copy when it's available!

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by HenryBurlingame » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:51 am

I am definitely going to get a copy of this, thank you for your work getting this going!

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Post by jfloftin » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:31 am

j450nn014n wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:17 pm
lud wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:28 am
Is it a really big book? Not sure why it would warrant a pricetag of over $50
I don't expect that it will be anything like that price. It would be if it was going to be a commercial reproduction though. When I started, I thought I'd have to pay a lot of royalties to McGraw-Hill, and they charge a fortune for anything. So I was just posting those figures to see if there was any interest. The family now holds the copyright, through the work of my team (more than me). And they will have final say on the price. But, aside from royalties and some left over funds that will be donated to community synth groups, this is a non-profit adventure, so the price will be/should be, much more reasonable. I've put a LOT of time into this, and I'm not getting a penny. Not even a free copy. And that for the reason that so many people on this forum and others have been so helpful teaching me about synths and electronics, I feel that I've gotten a free education myself. And putting this project together, I'm learning more and meeting more people.

COVID's still slowing things down, but we've just about finished all the 'celebrity' endorsements (including Dieter Doepfer, Tony Rolando, Tom Whitwell, Suzanne Ciani, Todd Barton, Peter Elsea, Serge Tcherepnin, Dave Smith). We're still dealing with some technical stuff with reprinting images, but I'm still hoping for the kickstarter to launch in October (dreaming).
This sounds very good! Please keep us posted.

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by Volcanog1 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:10 am

Wow that's great! Thanks a lot for all your time and efforts

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by MarilynMonroe » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:59 am

I would buy a real deluxe version for $ 250.-
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Post by Blairio » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:28 pm

MarilynMonroe wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:59 am
I would buy a real deluxe version for $ 250.-
Steady .......

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Post by Samuron » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:36 pm

Grumble, grumble; I get excited every time I get a "topic reply" email for this, check it, and it's just a "me too". :doh:
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Post by Kattefjaes » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:40 pm

Samuron wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:36 pm
Grumble, grumble; I get excited every time I get a "topic reply" email for this, check it, and it's just a "me too". :doh:
Me too.

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Post by DirkB » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:01 pm

Me too

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Re: Interested in a reprint of Allen Strange's Electronic Music?

Post by Lokua » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:02 pm

Yes I'm so glad the wait is over!

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!

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