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Dance Music Manual Tools. Toys and Techniques

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ISBN-10: 0240521072

ISBN-13: 9780240521077

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Rick Snoman

List price: $41.95
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So you want to learn the ins and outs of creating dance music and looking to improve your production? Then this book is just for you. No matter what genre you are interested in- trance, techno, garage, chill out, house or what tool you are working with- Abelton, Reason, Reaktor or Absynth, Snowman covers every aspect of dance music production- from sound design, compression and effects to mixing and mastering to help you improve your music. No matter what you level of experience the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical tips to help you achieve professional results. 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 * Covers every aspect of music production, enables you to achieve professional results using any music software * CD includes MIDI files, samples and example tracks, shows you what you can achieve when applying the techniques discussed in the book * Rick Snowman has remixed for high-profile artists including Madonna, Moby and Massive Attack, learn from one of the best in the field
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 538
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sequencing, sequencers and The MIDI protocol
Digital Audio
Synthesizers and Synthesis
Tools of the Trade
Programming Theory
Sampling and sample manipulation
Compression processing and effects
Cables, mixing desks and effects busses
Recording vocals
Recording Instruments
Dance Music Theory 101
Dance genres: including 2-step garage, Drum?n?Bass, Trance, Hip hop, Chill out, House, Techno, Trip hop
Publishing and promotion
Remixing and sample clearance
A DJ?s perspective