Ableton Live 101 and the included online media files will guide you through the fundamentals of music production. Its intuitive interface allows beginners to make music right away, while offering deep functionality to satisfy even the most advanced user.
Logic Pro 101 is a comprehensive guide to using a Logic Pro system for musicians and music creators. This book covers everything you need to know to complete a project in Apple’s professional-level digital audio workstation; takes you through the fundamentals of music production; and includes exercises, projects, and downloadable media examples.
Learn how to create, produce and perform a whole new way; prepare to unlock the power of Live. This book and DVD combination shows, if you get it right, exactly what Ableton Live can deliver. 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
'Using the Akai MPC With Ableton Live' shows you the ins and outs of using your MPC with the most unique music creation application on the planet - Ableton Live! This 120 page ebook covers all the skills you need to use Live with any standalone hardware MPC, be it writing and mixing down your beats in the studio or controlling Live's clips and scenes with your MPC pads & Q Links for scintillating live performances. No waffle, no jargon - just clear, easy-to-follow tutorials covering everything you need to know including: - Using Live as a sound module for your MPC- How to sync Live with your MPC using MIDI clock and MTC, with the MPC as either master or slave- Tracking MPC sequences as both audio & MIDI directly into Live- Using the MPC pads to creatively launch clips- Using the Q-Links to control Live's dials and sliders (JJ OS2/XL & MPC4000 only)- All required MIDI and audio hardware set up instructions Each tutorial contains practical, step-by-step examples, with clear MPC and Live screen shots, handy-hint boxes, and all the project files you need to recreate the tutorials in both Live and your MPC!
This book teaches the basics of recording, editing, mixing, and processing audio and MIDI using Ableton Live Software. It also provides plenty of power tips to take you beyond the basics and unleash the true power of using Live as a creative tool.
Create your own innovative applications in computer vision, game design, music, robotics, and other areas by taking full advantage of Kinect’s extensive interactive, multi-media platform. With this book, you get a step-by-step walkthrough of the best techniques and tools to come out of the OpenKinect project, the largest and most active Kinect hacking community. Learn dozens of hacks for building interfaces that respond to body movements, gestures, and voice, using open source toolkits such as openFrameworks, the Processing IDE, and OpenKinect driver library. Whether you’re an artist, designer, researcher, or hobbyist, this book will give you a running start with Kinect. Set up a development environment in Windows 7, Mac OSX, or Ubuntu Build special effects apps with tools such as Synapse and Cinder Create gestural interfaces to integrate and control digital music components Capture the realistic motions of a 3D model with NI mate, Blender, and Animata Design gesture-based games with the ZigFu SDK Recreate the dimensions of any room in realtime, using RGBDemo Use gestures to navigate robots and control PC interfaces
Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has begun to emerge as a vital strand of academic research, one that offers a fresh perspective on the nature of music culture. Dedicated to Music investigates fan identities and practices in different contexts and in relation to different bands and artists. Through a series of empirical case studies the book reflects a diverse array of objects and perspectives associated with this vibrant new field of study. Contributors examine how fans negotiate their identities and actively pursue their particular interests, touching on a range of issues including cultural capital, generational memory, gender, fan fiction and the use of new media. This book was originally published as two special issues of Popular Music and Society.
This comprehensive guide shows you how to integrate a variety of production tools for the Mac OS X platform into all stages of audio production so that you can create and produce music. From single applications to complete suites, you’ll discover the software toolsets that are best for you and then discover how to incorporate them into a coherent workflow. Featuring best practices, real-world examples, and interviews with audio professionals, this book pulls together all the programs and tasks you need.
The city heats up, but it never slows down. June is here, and in the run up to Ultra Music Festival in Korea and Road to Ultra in Macau on the 13th, we have a chat with two of the biggest names in EDM. Dutch superstar Nicky Romero gives us the lowdown on his relationship with David Guetta in our A-Side (P18), and German mega producer Thomas Gold chats us through his production process in our B-Side (P22). In the spirit of Ultra, we decided to try producing a track ourselves. In Production 101 (P26) we sit down with the guys at Sol Passion Music, who reveal to us the level of skill that really goes into those huge EDM tracks. Summer’s arrival means it’s music festival season, and we’ve gathered a list of some of the world’s best, with special deals from Flight Centre to each one (P28). Check out our fashion shoot (P32) for some of the chicest urban trends for summer, and On The Streets (P44) to see how they’re being worn around Hong Kong. The weird and wonderful cocktails at Ham & Sherry’s Back Bar couldn’t go ignored this month; check out On The Rocks (P42) to see what we mean. In Boom’s Kitchen (P40) we try out the fusion cuisine at Fresh Modern Kitchen, and fall in love with their seafood creations. Of course, we’ve got more music recommendations for you in Mixer (P46) and Asian Mixer (P48), and don’t forget to check your monthly Zodiac (P58)! Find our Hidden Tracks section for some of HK’s coolest bloggers keeping us up to date with their passions, and look out for snaps of your friends in Rewind (P62). But before all that, let us guide you through the essential events on this month (P4). Sit back and buckle up; it’s gonna be a busy one!
Home recording using computers is one of the fastest growth segments in music. Over a half-dozen new magazines addressing this market have launched in the last five years alone, helping make the computer the dominant tool of the audio industry and the "at home" recordist. With the right software, your computer can be a recorder, mixer, editor, video production system, and even a musical instrument. The Desktop Studio will help you get the most out of your computer and turn it - and you - into a creative powerhouse. It is a fully illustrated, comprehensive look at software and hardware, and provides expert tips for getting the most out of your music computer. Emile Menasche is a writer, editor, composer and producer living in the New York metro area.