Synth/MIDI/Analog/Acoustic Bibligraphy

  • A list of books of possible interest to electronic musician. This list dates from 1994, and is no doubt somewhat out of date. Please feel free to mail in suggestions.
  • Piet van Oostrum’s “Bibliography on synthesizers, Midi, Computer and Electronic Music”


  • MIDI Specification - a fairly full description of the MIDI standard, including General MIDI.
  • MIDI and the Powerbook 1xx series – historical document. Old Apple Powerbooks were notoriously picky as to how well they handled MIDI; this document is a summary of research on those machines. Given that an original gumdrop iMAc now sells for less than $100, this is probably only of academic interest now.


FAQ lists