Are you thinking of getting started in home recording? Do youwant to know the latest home recording technologies? HomeRecording For Musicians For Dummies will get you recordingmusic at home in no time. It shows you how to set up a home studio,record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute yoursongs.
With this guide, you?ll learn how to compare studio-in-a-box,computer-based, and stand-alone recording systems and choose whatyou need. You?ll gain the skills to manage your sound, take fulladvantage of MIDI, mike common instruments, do overdubs and replacemissed notes, understand the mastering process, and prepare yourmusic for duplication.Explains how to put together all the things your home recordingstudio should haveShows you how to perform multitrack recording and venture intoMIDI sequencingDetails ways to clean up your tracks by becoming an expert atmixing and editingAddresses choosing the gear that suits your projectWalks you through adding computers and software to yourrecording tools and enhancing sound with professional editingtipsFeatures instructions for setting up microphones, connectingelectronic instruments, and orking with MIDI and electronicinstrumentsIncludes advice for editing tracks, mixing, mastering, anddistributing your songs
Whether you?re a beginning musician or a pro, Home RecordingFor Musicians For Dummies teaches you home recording basics soyou can begin recording music at home and create great CDs.
This friendly, plain-English guide explains all of the digitalmusic basics, including how to work with the latest hardware andsoftware, use templates from the companion CD-ROM to make a quickstart, build your first tune, and save it in different formats.You’ll also find out how to add instruments to your score,set tempos and keys, create chord symbols and show fretboards, addlyrics to your tune, and much more. Discover how to:Write and arrange digital musicDetermine what — if any — equipment you needCreate your own ringtones and mp3sCompose with a MIDI controller, or a mouseWork with notation softwareUse keyboard shortcutsPublish your creations on the InternetBuild your own tune from scratchExtract parts from your score for each instrument
The companion CD-Rom also includes a demo of Sebelius 5, themost popular music notation software, as well as audio files forall music examples in the book. With this step-by-step guide andyour computer, you’ll have everything you need to startwriting, arranging, and publishing your own digital music —immediately!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
Then, in 1966, at age nineteen, Geoff Emerick became the Beatles’ chief engineer, the man responsible for their distinctive sound as they recorded the classic album Revolver, in which they pioneered innovative recording techniques that changed the course of rock history. Emerick would also engineer the monumental Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road albums, considered by many the greatest rock recordings of all time. In Here, There and Everywhere he reveals the creative process of the band in the studio, and describes how he achieved the sounds on their most famous songs. Emerick also brings to light the personal dynamics of the band, from the relentless (and increasingly mean-spirited) competition between Lennon and McCartney to the infighting and frustration that eventually brought a bitter end to the greatest rock band the world has ever known.
Pro Tools puts professional recording and music productionsoftware in the hands of anyone with the appropriate hardware andthe knowledge to use it. Musician and recording engineer JeffStrong guides you through the latest version of this complexprogram, offering twice the content of the official guide at alower price. Eight minibooks cover recording basics, gettingstarted with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managingMIDI, mixing, mastering, and getting your music to the masses.The latest version of Pro Tools offers a whole range of newpossibilities for the recording artist; this soup-to-nuts guideexplains everything you need to know to take full advantage ofitWritten by a professional musician and recording engineer whohas authored two previous editions of this book as well as HomeRecording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For DummiesEight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started withPro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing,mastering, and distributing your musicExplains how to configure your computer and attach hardware,proper microphone settings, steps for getting your music to soundthe way you want, tips on putting your tracks togetherprofessionally, and much more
If making music is your passion, Pro Tools All-in-One ForDummies, 3rd Edition is exactly what you need to start sharingyour sounds with the world.