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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the classification proposed by Steve Mann, a Quintephone is a musical instrument that generates sound informatically . For Mann, electronic instruments, i.e. electrophones, are a proper subset of quintephones, but the category quintephone is necessary to describe computational sound synthesizers that operate by other-than-electrical means, such as synthesizers that work using optical computing. The name derives from Plato's and Aristotle's "fifth" Classical Element after Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. This fifth element, which they called "Idea" or quintessence, describes that which is beyond the material world and its four states-of-matter.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136226669
  • 9786136226668