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Composition for Computer Musicians

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ISBN-10: 1598638610

ISBN-13: 9781598638615

Edition: 2010

Authors: Michael Hewitt

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Want to compose your own digital music? This friendly guide explains the basics of composing songs and music on the computer, using any music-creation-and-recording program, whether you choose Reason, Live, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Finale, Sibelius, Fruity Loops, Sonar, etc. Its not as hard as it sounds, and this book eases the learning curve so youll be making music in no time. Youll quickly learn how to set up you computer, program rhythm and drums, create bass lines and melodic leads, and use FX and samples. Youll also learn to mix and master your track and distribute it to a mass audience. Composition for Computer Musicians explains it all while showing you the…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 3/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Dr. Michael Hewitt was born in South Wales in the United Kingdom. He earned his bachelor of music degree at London University and a master's degree and doctorate at the University of Bangor, where he specialized in musical composition. He is a classically trained musician, a composer, a lecturer, and an author on musical subjects. Working to commission, he writes classical scores as well as soundtracks for various television productions, both at home and abroad. He is currently working as a music technology tutor at Coleg Harlech, North Wales.

Getting the Most from your Setup
Know Your Genre
Rhythm and Drum Programming
Bass Lines
Writing Melodic Leads
Creative Use of FX
Writing for Strings and Pads
Writing for Acoustic Instruments
Writing Effective Riffs
Arpeggiation as a Creative Tool
Creative use of Sampling
Creative use of Control Data
Approaching Structure
Layering Your Music
Sequencing Your Music
Percussion in Different Contexts
Get the Atmosphere Right
Mixing - Creative Use of Volume, Panning and EQ
Mastering Your Track
Getting Your Tracks Heard
Developing a Portfolio