Music Technology from Scratch

Author: Mortimer Rhind-Tutt

Publisher: Rhinegold Education

ISBN: 0857125605

Category: Music

Page: 137

View: 1569


How does sound work? How do I record a range of instruments? How do I record, mix and master a track? How do I use MIDI for sequencing and arranging? This book tackles all these questions and more, and is a complete beginner's guide to recording, mixing and mastering music. It is an indispensable resource for anyone studying or interested in music technology, and those wishing to create their own professional-quality recordings. Fully illustrated throughout, diagrams and photos provide step-by-step guides to using your equipment. It includes tips and hints on polishing your recordings and making sure your sessions run smoothly as well as ‘test yourself questions’ and ‘projects’ at the end of each chapter and a full glossary explaining all technical terms and concepts. “Finally a reference book which is not aimed at any specific exam course but addresses the complexities of Music Technology in a student friendly manner. Not only an excellent new reference tool for students, it will also be of great use to the many music teachers who are starting out teaching this subject, and to the keen amateur who produces music at home.” - Ingrid McLean, Subject leader for Music, Hanham High School, Bristol “A reader-friendly approach to dealing with previously complex explanations of technology; presenting clear passages of text and colourful diagrams. The most impressive part of the book is its ability to appeal to a wide variety of readers, both in terms of age and ability. Many of the chapters would be of interest to those who are either starting their career, want to brush-up on their understanding or would like to further engage with their hobby.” - Daisy Sunda, PGCE music student, Oxford Brookes

Creating Sounds from Scratch

A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers

Author: Andrea Pejrolo,Scott B. Metcalfe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190628022

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 5037


Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds. The book covers the all of the main synthesis techniques including analog subtractive, FM, additive, physical modeling, wavetable, sample-based, and granular. While the book is grounded in theory, it relies on practical examples and contemporary production techniques show the reader how to utilize electronic sound design to maximize and improve his or her work. Creating Sounds from Scratch is ideal for all who work in sound creation, composition, editing, and contemporary commercial production.

Home Music Production

A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Home Recording Studio to Make Professional Sounding Music at Home: Getting Started

Author: Stephan Earl

Publisher: SearlStudio Publishing

ISBN: 0988367009

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 4419


A complete how-to guide for setting up a home recording studio. Get the right computer, music production hardware and software for your needs without wasting time and money on gear that won't work for you.

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity

Author: Scott Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911118

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 4097


It has never been easier or more fun for students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music and music-related projects than with today's technology. Written in a practical, accessible manner, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity offers both a framework for and practical tips on the technology tools best suited for encouraging students' authentic musical creativity. Author Scott Watson makes a compelling case for creativity-based music learning through eight teacher-tested principles that access, nurture, and develop students' potential for musical expression. Example after example illustrates each principle in a variety of music teaching and technology scenarios. Watson also includes practical ideas for technology-based creative music activities, locating lesson plans and other resources, and assessing creative work. The book provides detailed plans for dozens of attractive projects, each linked to MENC National Standards, and also offers suggestions for making adaptations according to grade level and technology proficiency. Additionally, it includes a valuable section of resources with tips for setting up a computer music workstation, a plain-language description of how digital audio works, and a music education technology glossary. Most of the activities described can be carried out by novice users with free or low-cost music applications. The book also features a comprehensive companion website with dozens of audio and video examples as well as many downloadable worksheets, rubrics, and activity files. Visit the companion website at

How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch 4/E

Author: Mike Shea

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071782729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 2483


Build a cutting-edge sound studio--at a price that's music to your ears How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch, Fourth Edition gives you detailed plans (including 12 studio designs with 23 constructed, tested, and acoustically tuned rooms from renowned acoustician, F. Alton Everest), and other resources for making your own professional-grade recording studio. Start from scratch with techniques, practical advice, and scientific know-how that guide you on how to construct everything from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. You'll get expert recommendations on materials and equipment, how to test and adjust the finished facility for frequency response and reverberation time; mathematical formulas and simple explanations of key scientific principles; and everything else a musician, sound engineer, producer, filmmaker, or hobbyist could possibly want. Coverage includes: Plans for purpose-specific studios (residential, commercial, instructional) How each music instrument creates sound -- and how to best record acoustical instruments Testing, measurement, and how to read acoustic specifications Premanufactured acoustic remedies Noise control (from HVAC equipment and other sources) Comes with exclusive bonus online content, including mathematical equations for acoustics, reverberation, music tempo, and pitch; listings of manufacturers of acoustic materials and test equipment; directions for how to read blueprints; and much more! Go to:

The Music Business

Career Opportunities and Self-Defense

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307788962

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 9640


The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music Business Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry—from an author who’s had careers in music as an artist and professor for more than two decades. This comprehensive volume gives you guidance and information on: • Starting your music career • The ins and outs of recording contracts • Record producing and music engineering • The distribution and sale of records • The Internet and MP3s, and their effects on the music industry • The latest computer programs • Copyright law • Composing music and songwriting • Music education • The international music industry • And much more . . . The Music Business is an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to begin a career in any of the industry’s facets, as well as an invaluable aid to professional and would-be professional musicians alike.

Marketing of High-technology Products and Innovations

Author: Jakki J. Mohr,Sanjit Sengupta,Stanley F. Slater

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136049968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 3046


The only text on the market that provides readers with the marketing information they need to successfully market high-tech products. Introduction to World of High Technology Marketing; Strategic Market Planning in; High-Tech Firms; Culture and Climate Considerations for High-Tech Companies; Market Orientation and Cross-functional (Marketing/R&D); Partnerships/Alliances and Customer Relationship Marketing; Marketing Research in High-Tech Markets; Understanding High-Tech Customers; Technology and Product Management; Distribution Channels and Supply Chain Management in High-Tech Markets; Pricing Considerations in High-Tech Markets; Marketing Communication Tools for High-Tech Markets; Strategic Considerations in Marketing Communications; Strategic Considerations for the Triple Bottom Line in High-Tech Companies MARKET: Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations provides comprehensive coverage of the latest academic research and leading-edge business practices to prepare readers for the unique challenges they will face when marketing high-tech products and services.

Why and how to Teach Music Composition

A New Horizon for Music Education

Author: Maud Hickey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: 9781565451544

Category: Music

Page: 243

View: 691


Offers a philosophical foundation and rationale for teaching music composition, while discussing the teacher's role in composition instruction. Based on the Northwestern University Music Education Leadership Seminar directed by Bennett Reimer, professor emeritus at the Northwestern University School of Music.

Jazz Pedagogy

The Jazz Educator's Handbook and Resource Guide

Author: J. Richard Dunscomb,Willie Hill

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780757991257

Category: Music

Page: 394

View: 606


DVD provides over three hours of audio and video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques and teaching methods for jazz improvisation, improving the rhythm section, and Latin jazz styles.