Get uniquely in-depth coverage instead with In the Box Music Production: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Pro Tools. Author Mike Collins splits the book into three distinct sections covering how you use Pro Tools now—whether you’re working with the synths and samplers or loops and beats of a dance or hip-hop project, the soaring vocals of the next pop sensation, or the lush layers of an instrumental world music track. Use Pro Tools to its full potential with advice on studio techniques and full exploration of its internal capabilities. Learn to leverage Pro Tools and make it work for you with this guide that is fully grounded in real-world applications and process.
This book assumes that the user has some music production experience and has worked through the basics in Pro Tools.
* Become an expert Pro Tools user and fully unlock the potential of your system!
* Discover how to achieve complete control over tempo, time and key.
. Understand how to get professional results using the MIDI and music scoring features.
* Master the technicalities of recording, editing and mixing using Pro Tools.
* New features of Pro Tools HD 9 and Pro Tools 9 software described in detail.
* Link to Website full of useful extra info including comprehensive details of hardware options
* Endorsed by leading International record producers, composers and engineers.
Pro Tools 9: Music Production, Recording, Editing & Mixing is a vital reference source both for the working professional and for the serious hobbyist looking for professional results.
* Full coverage of all new features in version 7
* Information on tempos, clicks and grooves
* Two chapters on MIDI
* Useful tutorials on using Reason, Live and SampleTank
* Recommendations on backups and transfers
* Guidance on the DV Toolkit for post production
For troubleshooting technical problems, advice on purchasing decisions or inspiration for new ideas, keep this book by your side as a vital reference point.
The book combines explanations, overviews and key concepts with practical considerations and hands-on examples. The reader will gain a broad understanding of the options available, how they work and the possibilities for integration with systems as well as the end result. The book also includes a section on how to write your own plug-ins and a suggested standard plug-ins portfolio for those wanting to get started quickly.
The second edition features a wealth of new and updated material, including:
· Pro Tools HD systems explained
· Pro Tools 6.1 software (and up to version 6.2.3)
· Mac OSX installation and troubleshooting
· A new chapter on MIDI
· Additional and expanded tutorials
· More on Identify Beat, Beat Detective and tempo maps
· Extra coverage of plug-ins and virtual instruments
· How to use Propellerheads Reason and Ableton Live with Pro Tools
· What you need to know about the new file management capabilities
· How to transfer projects between Pro Tools and other MIDI and audio software, and between Pro Tools TDM on the Mac and Pro Tools LE on the PC
Pro Tools for Music Production is a vital source of reference to keep by your side, whether you are a working professional or a serious hobbyist looking for professional results.
With Pro Tools 11, you’ll get more than descriptions of Pro Tools features and menus—this book grounds its Pro Tools instruction thoroughly in real-world music production. Learn to leverage this powerful DAW and bend it to your will, whether you’re recording and mixing a band or producing a dance track. Get tips that will save you time, even if you’re an old hand at Pro Tools. Extensive full-color screenshots visually guide you through the book, and an informal writing style keeps you engaged.
Includes coverage of additional features incorporated into version 10.3.6, which can be co-installed alongside Pro Tools 11 to allow use of TDM and RTAS plug-in formats.
Author Mike Collins, an independent music producer and music technology consultant who has worked with Pro Tools since 1991, gives you a frank view of the software without the hype. This book is carefully designed for users with basic music production experience or knowledge, but can serve as a quick learning guide for ambitious beginners or as a reference for the advanced or professional user.
Pro Tools 11includes coverage of the application’s new features, including:
Avid Audio Engine
Dynamic Host-based Plug-in Processing
Low-latency Input Buffer
Unified Workspace Browser
Advanced Metering for Pro Tools HD 11
Co-Install with Pro Tools 10.3.6
As well as critical analysis of models and concepts in sports development, Examining Sports Development presents original case studies from practising sports development professionals working in a variety of areas, including:
national and regional policy
talent identification and development
sports club development
sport and social inclusion
sports and crime prevention
sports and health promotion.
Sports development is evolving as a profession, especially in matters of education and training. This book encourages critical reflection, pointing the way to accountable policymaking and a long-term future for sports development professionals. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners working in sports development.
The book uses sport as an important sphere for critical reflection on existing social policy and explores sport's role as a source of initiatives for tackling exclusion. It examines key topics such as:
• What is meant by 'social exclusion'
• How social exclusion affects citizenship and the chance to play sport
• How exclusion from sport is linked to poverty, class, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and involvement in youth delinquency, and living in towns or countryside
• How exclusion is linked to concepts of personal and communal social capital.
It uses four revised and five new major case studies as detailed illustrations, notably Be Active, Birmingham, the national PE and Youth/School Sport strategy, Positive Futures and Street Games.
Sport and Social Exclusionfeatures a wealth of original research data, including new and previously unpublished material, as well as important new studies of social exclusion policy and practice in the UK and elsewhere. This revised edition surveys all the most important changes in the policy landscape since first publication in 2002 and explores the likely impact of the London Olympic Games on sport policy in the UK. The book concludes with some typically forthright commendations and critiques from the author regarding the success of existing policies and the best way to tackle exclusion from sport and society in the future. By relating current policy to new research the book provides an essential guidebook for students, academics and policy makers working in sport policy and development."
Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production is an informative and easy-to-read guide to using Logic Pro X.
Key features include:
Production FAQs– Instructional Walkthroughs and Knowledgebases present information clearly and answer common production–specific problems.
Methods– Professional techniques for recording and editing in Logic Pro X – whether you’re dealing with real musicians or cutting-edge virtual instruments.
Workflow– Use Logic Pro X’s tools and functions in an optimal way.
Website– Access audio examples, samples (Apple Loops), Logic projects, sampler instruments, and instrument patches at www.focalpress.com/cw/cousins
Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Productioncovers more than just the software; it will help you make the most out of every recording session and will illuminate and inspire your creative and sonic endeavors!
Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and 'fairy dust' effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use.
* Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes.
* Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count.
* Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Michael Brauer, Serban Ghenea, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Dave 'Hard Drive' Pensado, Jack Joseph Puig, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, and many, many more...
Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specialises in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget. Since 2007 he has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine's popular 'Mix Rescue' column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear -- once you know how!
Get more advice and resources from the book's official website, www.dancemusicproduction.com.
This is the first in a series of digital audio-engineering books written by Wick van den Belt, who used to be head-lecturer on various audio engineering courses.
You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management - and then learn the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finances, market an artist, and carve out a successful career path for both yourself and your clients.
The book features profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals. Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available at the book's companion website.
A peer reviewer for Artist Management for the Music Business proclaimed ".this is going to be an excellent text. It contains many unique insights and lots of valuable information. This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.
Author Tom Hutchison provides instructions on how to set up a website, as well as how to use the Internet to promote you or your client, and the website. Includes information on maximizing your site to increase traffic, online grassroots marketing tactics that will advance your career and how to best utilize social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The accompanying website will keep you up-to-date, with online resources for web support. The author's blog is continuously updated to include the latest breaking techniques for promotion.
Breaking the mix down by different effects - EQ, distortion, compression, expansion, pitch shift, delay, reverb, and more - and applying them to some of the most important instruments in pop music, Mix Smart will arm you with the skills and techniques you need to tap into your musicality and express it through multitrack mixing, putting true professional quality mixing within your reach.
*Future proof, ear-opening strategies will empower your inner-musician, giving you the knowledge you need to develop your mixing skills - from basic to advanced
*Breaking the mix down by different effects, with detailed strategies for the most important pop instruments showing you how to create the perfect combination
*Bonus Website, www.recordingology.com, packed with samples and example tracks, so you can practice as you learn
*Mix Smart Quick Start summaries at the end of each chapter get you to work faster
*Demystifies the technical, making the tools of the mix rig accessible - analog and digital, outboard and in the box, stereo and surround
*For everyone who mixes - studio, live, music, film, games, and broadcast
The recording studio is your musical instrument, and it's time you really learned how to play. Alex Case shows you not just how to mix well, but how to Mix Smart!
In this greatly expanded new edition, you’ll find clearer explanations, a more streamlined organization, increased coverage of current technologies and comprehensive case studies of the author’s award-winning work in the field.
As the only book devoted exclusively to modern tools and techniques in this emerging field, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides the specialized guidance needed to perfect your design skills.
This book helps you:
Improve your design and optimization decisions by understanding how audiences perceive reinforced sound
Use modern analyzers and prediction programs to select speaker placement, equalization, delay and level settings based on how loudspeakers interact in the space
Define speaker array configurations and design strategies that maximize the potential for spatial uniformity
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to generate a design that will create a successful transmission/reception model
A resource packed full of valuable information, with virtually every page revealing nuggets of specialized knowledge not found elsewhere. Essential points of theory that bear on practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to a relative minimum. Douglas' background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a wary eye on the cost of things. Includes a chapter on power-supplies, full of practical ways to keep both the ripple and the cost down, showing how to power everything.
Douglas wears his learning lightly, and this book features the engaging prose style familiar to readers of his other books. You will learn why mercury cables are not a good idea, the pitfalls of plating gold on copper, and what quotes from Star Trek have to do with PCB design.
Learn how to:
make amplifiers with apparently impossibly low noise
design discrete circuitry that can handle enormous signals with vanishingly low distortion
use humble low-gain transistors to make an amplifier with an input impedance of more than 50 Megohms
transform the performance of low-cost-opamps, how to make filters with very low noise and distortion
make incredibly accurate volume controls
make a huge variety of audio equalisers
make magnetic cartridge preamplifiers that have noise so low it is limited by basic physics
sum, switch, clip, compress, and route audio signals
The second edition is expanded throughout (with added information on new ADCs and DACs, microcontrollers, more coverage of discrete op amp design, and many other topics), and includes a completely new chapter on headphone amplifiers.
Synths are presented using a multi-tiered system beginning with basic instructions for all common synth techniques. Historical information is included for each type of synth, which is designed to help you understand how each instrument relates to the bigger picture. Advanced level instruction focuses on modern implementations and on mobile devices, with special focus on performing and practical usage. The goal The Musical Art of Synthesis is to bring all of the different types of together in the same discussion and encourage you to see the similarities and differences that force you to gain a better overall understanding of the synthesis process.
Key features of this title:
• This book will teach you how to put synthesizers to use with easy-to-use synth patch recipes
• Using a unique, multi-tiered approach applicable to the level of equipment in use, this publication introduces concepts that apply to a wide range of hardware/software synthesizers.
• A robust companion website, featuring video demonstrations by synthesizer experts, further supports the book: www.focalpress.com/cw/mcguire
Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, Second Editionprovides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today’s composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions.
A leading manual on its subject, the second edition allows experienced composers and producers to be exposed to sequencing techniques applied to traditional writing and arranging styles. The book continues to provide a comprehensive and solid learning experience and has been fully revised to include the latest tools and techniques.
The new edition has been updated to include:
A new chapter on cover writing and sequencing for vocal ensembles
Coverage of writing for different ensemble sizes
A new final chapter on writing and production techniques for mixed contemporary ensembles.
All new techniques, tools, and sound libraries available to today’s composer.
A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/pejrolo) includes a wide selection of audio examples, templates, sounds, and videos showcasing operational processes, allows you the opportunity to listen to the techniques discussed within the book.
The MIDI Manual is packed full of useful tips and practical examples on sequencing and mixing techniques. It also covers editors/librarians, working with a score, MIDI in mass media and multimedia and synchronisation. The MIDI spec is set out in detail along with the helpful guidelines on using the implementation chart.
Illustrated throughout with helpful photos and screengrabs, this is the most readable and clear book on MIDI available.
With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers.
The fifth edition has been updated to reflect changes in the industry, including added emphasis on increasingly prevalent technologies such as software-based recording systems, digital recording using MP3, WAV files, and mobile devices. New chapters, such as Ken Pohlmann’s Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality, S. Benjamin Kanters’s Hearing Physiology—Disorders—Conservation, Steve Barbar’s Surround Sound for Cinema, Doug Jones’s Worship Styles in the Christian Church, sit aside completely revamped staples like Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson’s Stadiums and Outdoor Venues, Pat Brown’s Sound System Design, Bob Cordell’s Amplifier Design, Hardy Martin’s Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems, and Tom Danley and Doug Jones’s Loudspeakers. This edition has been honed to bring you the most up-to-date information in the many aspects of audio engineering.
This concise book is an ideal starting point for anyone using Sonar for the first time and is suitable for users of both Studio and Producer Editions.
All the key areas are covered, including: * set up * recording and editing audio * recording and editing MIDI * using plug-in instruments* using ReWire * the console view and routing * automation * working with video *mixing down and mastering.
Updates on new features can be found at www.focaleasyguidetocakewalksonar.com
Serving both as a text for students in engineering departments and as a reference for practicing engineers, this book focuses on electroacoustics, analyzing the behavior of transducers with the aid of electro-mechano-acoustical circuits. Assuming knowledge of electrical circuit theory, it starts by guiding readers through the basics of sound fields, the laws governing sound generation, radiation, and propagation, and general terminology. It then moves on to examine:Microphones (electrostatic and electromagnetic), electrodynamic loudspeakers, earphones, and hornsLoudspeaker enclosures, baffles, and waveguidesMiniature applications (e.g., MEMS in I-Pods and cellphones)Sound in enclosures of all sizes, such as school rooms, offices, auditoriums, and living rooms
Numerical examples and summary charts are given throughout the text to make the material easily applicable to practical design. It is a valuable resource for experimenters, acoustical consultants, and to those who anticipate being engineering designers of audio equipment.An update for the digital age of Leo Beranek's classic 1954 book AcousticsProvides detailed acoustic fundamentals, enabling better understanding of complex design parameters, measurement methods, and dataExtensive appendices cover frequency-response shapes for loudspeakers, mathematical formulas, and conversion factors
William Moylan takes an inside look into a range of popular music, including recordings by The Beatles, offering you insights into making meaningful sound judgements during recording. Sample production sequences and descriptions of the recordist's roles as composer, conductor and performer provides you with a clear view of the entire recording process.
The foreword has graciously been provided by industry legend Rupert Neve.
The book also includes an audio CD featuring exercises, reference materials, examples of mixes and sound qualities, and tracks and instructions for setting up and evaluating playback systems.
Covering all areas of this essential topic, Audio Metering begins with the basics- audio definitions and digital techniques, and works up to hearing and psychoacoustics. Levels in audio are defined, and the metering standards and practices are discussed, covering the existing standards abs VU and PPM, as well as the new loudness metering standards, making this the reference guide to audio metering.
This new edition includes
* Current information on loudness metering, covering existing and new standards, defining terms like LU, RLB, and LKFS
* Explanations of music sounds and structures
* An extended chapter on topics relevant to the sound engineer in the field of psychoacoustics
* More details on speech intelligibility and it's measures
* The skills needed for both small room acoustics and large auditoriums sound design without losing sound quality
* An extended glossary
Packed full of valuable information that can be applied to a wide variety of everyday tasks, this handbook is essential reading for all technicians and engineers working with acoustics, electro acoustics and audio forensics. It also provides essential information for anyone working with loudspeakers and large scale amplifiers, including sound design for theatrical and live audio set-ups.
Focusing on how to use the software, and covering usage, practice and problem solving across all areas, Pro Tools 8 Kit illustrates that there in't just one way to work with Pro Tools, but each situation can have multiple resolutions.
With an in-depth section on speed editing techniques, effective use of commands and hidden features, comprehensive explanation of drum replacement and triggering VITAL to many areas of modern production, the author shows you the key to getting the most from producing with Pro Tools, demonstrating the logic behind the different approaches as well as providing practical advice and examples for all areas discussed.
The website walks you through creating a recording, from setup through bouncing down your final track. The book and web combination offer the complete package--read the concepts, see the video and hear the accompanying audio and really nail the concepts.
Check out the book's website - http://demo2delivery.com/
Keyboard players, guitarists, drummers, vocalists, DJs, karaoke singers, and experimental musicians, whether experienced or just starting out, can all benefit from expanding the amazing built-in abilities of the iPad using carefully chosen musical add-ons and accessories.
Mark Jenkins explains and reviews the musical potential of iPad-oriented music equipment from dozens of manufacturers, including Akai, Alesis, IK Multimedia, Korg, Line 6, M-Audio, Novation, Roland, TASCAM, and many others. The potential of Android tablets for music creation is also examined.
Appendices list in detail the specifications for the iPad interface sockets and include links to Apple's schemes for software and hardware developers.
* Part I, Running Your Band covers the topics most relevant to forming and running the band: the people, practice and songwriting
* Part II, Recording covers pre-production considerations, gear and how-to basics, and timeless fundamentals and techniques around recording, mixing and mastering
* Part III, Promoting covers what you need to know to establish and grow your fan base, including graphic design, your press kit and website, sharing and selling your music, playing out and making a video
Whether you're just starting out or looking for a 360-degree primer to help take your music to the next level, Indie Rock 101 is the one book that covers it all.
Featuring photos and Q&As from:
Birdmonster * CDBaby founder Derek Sivers * Juliana Hatfield * John Vanderslice * Karate * Mark Kozelek of
Compiled by an international team of experts, the second edition was updated to keep abreast of fast-moving areas such as digital audio and transmission technology. Much of the material has been revised, updated and expanded to cover the very latest techniques. This is a new paperback version.
Alec Nisbett provides encyclopaedic coverage of everything from acoustics, microphones and loudspeakers, to editing, mixing and sound effects, as well as a comprehensive glossary.
Through its six previous editions, The Sound Studio has been used for over 40 years as a standard work of reference on audio techniques. For a new generation, it links all the best techniques back to their roots: the unchanging guiding principles that have long been observed over a wide range of related media and crafts.
The Sound Studio is intended for anyone with a creative or technical interest in sound - for radio, television, film and music recording - but has particularly strong coverage of audio in broadcasting, reflecting the author's prolific career.
If you are just starting out or looking for a step up in industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in depth excellent read- the must have book
New in the seventh edition:
Complete update of all types of recording equipment, plug-ins, and recording software Increased focus on current industry and classroom trends like DAW signal flow and operation (during recording and mixdown), while still covering analog fundamentals Updated organization to focus and break up topics Updated tips on optimizing your computer for multitrack recording – for both Windows and Mac New sections on streaming audio, mobile-device recording, live recording with digital consoles, and psychoacoustics Listen Online boxes highlight where audio samples on the website relate to chapter discussions Updated companion website with audio examples, articles, and suggested activities, plus expanded and more user-friendly links to the best sites for videos and articles, recording techniques, equipment, and other learning resources. Instructors can download figures from the book, the audio files, and a test bank
Martin Russ' highly readable and non-mathematical approach makes the subject accessible whatever your level of experience. The book features:
· Detailed illustrations to aid your understanding
· Topics presented in bite-size sections within each chapter
· Additional notes in the margin to reinforce important points
· Examples of representative instruments and software
· Time lines showing the development of a topic in its historical context
· Questions at the end of each chapter for checking your comprehension
· A glossary for quick reference
· A jargon guide to demystify the varied terminology
As such, the book is particularly suitable for students of music technology, audio engineering, acoustics, electronics and related courses. Musicians, engineers and multimedia specialists will also want to keep a copy to hand for reference.
To develop such skills you need to master both the art and science of recording. Rehearsal to Monitor Mix gives you all you need to know, the tools and techniques, to put into practice and improve your recording. Covering the entire process from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques and offering a multitude of tips and tricks and audio samples, this book has it all.
Carlos Lellis teaches you , how to craft and evaluate your recording then take it a step further. He describes the theory and the tools used how these are put into practice and then shows you how they are put together. Using audio and visual materials and field observations to aid with explanations
Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams and audio samples, Rehearsal to Monitor Mix is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of recording
In iTunes Music, author and world-class mastering engineer Bob Katz starts out with the basics, surveys the recent past, and brings you quickly up to the present—where the current state of digital audio is bleak. Katz explains the evolution of standards for dynamic range through the present and with implications for the future. He details the new methods that Apple is developing to accept high resolution audio and shows step by step how audio engineers and producers can take advantage of them.
This book is designed for all those dealing with sound, from sound engineers to music industry executives and musicians—and those aspiring to all these roles. This book will help you understand the issues around delivering high-quality environment and get all your facts straight for when you encounter resistance to good sound.
Topics covered include:
• Contrasting the production of CD albums with iTunes albums
• High Resolution audio
• Distortion (and how to avoid it)
• Lossy Coding
• Loudness Metering
• Sound Check and how it affects our production techniques
• Apple’s tools for Mastered for iTunes
Foreword by renowned mastering engineer Bob Ludwig.
Join the forums at www.digido.com/iTunes, for the latest information and discussions!
Including classic amps with valves at their heart and exciting new designs using the latest components, this book is the complete world guide to audio amp design.
John Linsley Hood is responsible for numerous amplifier designs that have led the way to better sound, and has also kept up a commentary on developments in audio in magazines such as The Gramophone, Electronics in Action and Electronics and Wireless World. He is also the author of The Art of Linear Electronics and Audio Electronics published by Newnes.Complete world guide to audio amp design written by world famous authorCovers classic amps to new designs using latest componentsIncludes the best of valves as well as best of transistors
Dr Michael Ainslie is eminently qualified to write this unique book. He has worked on sonar performance modeling problems since 1983. He has written many peer reviewed research articles and conference papers related to sonar performance modeling, making contributions in the fields of sound propagation and detection theory.
New to this edition:
Digital audio section revised substantially to include the latest developments in audio networking (e.g. RAVENNA, AES X-192, AVB), high-resolution surround and parametric audio coding, workstation processing technology, mastering for iTunes, and loudness normalization
Coverage of immersive audio systems such as Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and WFS along with recent developments in audio object coding
Sections on digital radio microphones, loudspeaker sensitivity issues and development, and highly directional loudspeaker systems
Substantial new sections on recent developments in audio network device discovery and control and the Open Control Architecture
Whether you are working on Broadway, in a regional theatre or on the school production, having an understanding of the equipment, set up, and how sound behaves is crucial to the success of your show's performance.
In this guide to live sound mixing for theatre, Shannon Slaton shares his expert knowledge and proven, effective techniques acquired from years of experience working on Broadway shows.
Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment, set ups, and using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time.
Technology and theory
If you're relatively new to the technology and theory behind today's dance music, Rick Snoman discusses the basics of MIDI, synthesis and sampling, as well as music theory, effects, compression, microphone techniques and sound design.
This section covers techniques for producing different musical styles, including Trance, Trip Hop, Rap and House. Snoman takes a close look at the general programming principles behind drum loops, basses and leads for each genre, in addition to the programming and effects used to create the sounds.
Mixing and promotion
Snoman guides you through the art of mixing, mastering, remixing, pressing and publishing your latest masterpiece. This includes a look at how record companies operate, copyrighting your material, pressing your own records and the costs involved. Finally, guest contributors offer essential advice on DJ'ing and how to create your own website to promote your music.
The CD provides demo tracks showing what can be achieved when applying the advice contained in the book, including examples of the quality difference before and after mixing and mastering. The CD also contains free software demos for you to download.
For even more advice and resources, check out the book's official website www.dancemusicproduction.com
The software used is the NN-XT a sampler that is a part of the Reason studio software and ProTools LE, however the material discussed is applicable and can be used with any sampler.
The companion website has exclusive material including a comprehensive comparison of the different hardware software available, as well as audio examples and video clips from each stage of the process
The individual components of analog sound creation are then examined in detail, with step by step examples of sound creation techniques. Then the modern imitative analog instruments are examined, again with detailed instructions for programming and using them, and the book is completed with appendices listing the major instrument lines available, hints on values and purchasing, other sources of information, and a discography of readily available recordings which give good examples of analog sound synthesis.
The CD which accompanies the book gives many examples of analog sound creation basics as well as more advanced techniques, and of the abilities of the individual instruments associated with classical and with imitative analog sound synthesis.
The accompanying website www.soundfx-companion.com includes audio exaples of FX featured in the book.
A chapter dedicated to each key effect:
Compression and Limiting Delay
Expansion and Gating Pitch Shift
More than 100 line drawings and illustrations.
Accompanying website featuring examples of all FX covered in the book.
Discography of FX at the end of each relevant chapter.
From the Sound FX Intro:
The most important music of our time is recorded music. The recording studio is its principle musical instrument. The recording engineers and music producers who create the music we love know how to use signal processing equipment to capture the work of artists, preserving realism or altering things wildly, as appropriate. While the talented, persistent, self-taught engineer can create sound recordings of artistic merit, more productive use of the studio is achieved through study, experience and collaboration. This book defines the technical basis of the most important signal processing effects used in the modern recording studio, highlights the key drivers of sound quality associated with each, shares common production techniques used by recording engineers with significant experience in the field, references many of the touchstone recordings of our time, and equips the reader with the knowledge needed to comfortably use effects devices correctly, and, more importantly, to apply these tools creatively.
-Mendel Kleiner, author of Worship Space Acoustics, Acoustics: Information and Communication Series (J. Ross Publishing 2010)
“All involved in their design will appreciate this presentation of recent rooms for religious worship.”
-Leo L. Beranek, author of Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture (Springer-Verlag 2004)
“Through descriptions, photos, drawings, and acoustical data, this book provides valuable information on existing worship spaces designed during the past thirty years. This very well-edited book, including the Editors' Preface and six excellent essays from key people involved in worship space design, provides valuable information and ideas on the aesthetic, acoustic, and liturgical design of worship spaces for a number of faiths and in several countries.”
-Robert Coffeen, principle at R. C. Coffeen, Consultant in Acoustics LLC, Lawrence, Kansas
This book takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour through churches, synagogues, mosques, and other worship spaces designed during the past 30 years. The bookbegins with a series of essays on topics ranging from the soundscape of worship spaces to ecclesiastical design at the turn of the 21st Century. Perspective pieces from an architect, audio designer, music director, and worship space owner are also included. The core of the book presents the acoustical and architectural design of a wide variety of individual worship space venues. Acoustical consulting firms, architects, and worship space designers from across the world contributed their recent innovative works in the area of worship space acoustics. The contributions include detailed renderings and architectural drawings, as well as informative acoustic data graphs and evocative descriptions of the spaces. Filled with beautiful photography and fascinating modern design, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in religious architecture, acoustical design, or musical performance.
Sound Recording contains much information that will interest anyone interested in the history of recorded music and sound technology, such as:
- The world-famous composer John Phillip Sousa once denounced sound recordings as a threat to good musical tasted. He nonetheless made many recordings over the years
- Two innovative new products were introduced by RCA in 1958--the first modern cassette tape cartridge and the stereophonic LP record. The tape cartridge, which was about the size of a large paperback, flopped almost immediately; the stereo LP was the music industry's biggest hit ever
- Chrysler automobiles of the late 1950s offered Highway Hi-Fi, a dashboard phonograph that could play a record without skipping
- The predecessor of the Compact Disc was a 12-inch home videodisc system from the late 1970s--the first of its kind--called DiscoVision
The volume includes a timeline and a bibliography for those interested in delving further into the history of recorded sound.
Engineered to follow Lives non linear music environment the book looks and feels like the program, its unique format utilizes the terms and creative features of Live- tabs, keys, pointers, and labels to learn the littlest things that make the biggest difference.
Packed with professional testimonials, concepts, definitions, hundred of tips and tricks and hidden features the book covers the software's nuts and bolts and creative technique to create, produce, perform and make music on the fly.
The accompanying DVD contains ?Live sets? and web pointer information to sync and download as well as interviews, further hints and tips and video