Mark Vail

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Music Journalist

Mark Vail has preserved some of the music products industry’s greatest history as author and researcher of a series of publications. In 1993, BackBeat Books published Mark’s landmark book Vintage Synthesizers. Four years later the same publishers released his The Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B. Both books provided great insight into the topics and provided recognition to developers and engineers who for years did not receive the recognition they deserved.