I was looking to purchase a copy of Allen Strange's book on Electronic Music (Google it, if you haven't heard of it), but to no avail, or at least not at what I would consider a reasonable price. I know that I should have bought it many decades ago, but somehow it slipped past me. There's a lesson there.
Anyway, poking around I noticed that there are some places where you can download it by subscribing to the site (not happening) and also that people have downloaded exe files in their search (definitely not happening). Completely by accident I found an anonymous and interesting link that held a hand-scanned copy of the second edition. It's completely readable and appears to be complete (274 pages) - I shall take a read through it.
On first sight, this looks very useful for any reader to gain knowledge, from the basic and up to quite advanced uses - and to try out some of the exercises. A PM will glean you more information.
It wasn't cheap decades ago, either. I recall looking around for it about 20 years back, and it was psychotically expensive even then...$200+-ish. I can understand why, as well...besides Electronotes, it's an incredible compendium of electronic music circuits. But it's also an incredible compendium of electronic music circuits that's been out of print since the late 1970s, if I remember right. I do remember thumbing through it during my undergrad studies (my comp/theory prof had a copy) and seeing the bewildering array of possibilities it posed.
The thing that's mystified me, though, is that a book that's clearly so useful has remained virtually unobtainable in the present day. Strange himself died back in 2008, so any effort to republish would have to go through his estate at this point, but that doesn't explain why such a vital text went without a new edition or reprinting between its last date of publication and 2008. I've always wondered if there hadn't been some copyright BS between him and some of the circuit designers (Don Buchla, f'rinstance; there's some of his designs in there, and Don could be notoriously litigious) that's been the sticky point all that time.
I've got an electronic file of the Strange book and happy to share it. File is too large to attach to the thread though the forum. DM?
How about a Dropbox or MediaFire link?
Happy to share through Dropbox but would prefer to give access to specific email addresses only. Not trying to be the knowledge gatekeeper but just mindful cause I got it through university interloan...