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Using computers in live music performance is more popular than ever. More and more, musicians and bands working in a wide variety of musical styles are making great music with computers and today's powerful software. Laptop Music Power provides comprehensive and much-needed information on this broad cutting-edge topic, including comparisons of various hardware and software setups, the musical advantages and disadvantages of each, and tips on getting started using computers to perform your own music live. The book includes numerous interviews with musicians - ranging from experimental underground electronica performers to big-budget rock and pop acts - that provide in-depth explanations of their gear and tell how they use computers as part of their music performance. Primarily focusing on the practical side of using computers to perform, this book also explores how the music creation process is changing and how computers and the Internet are affecting our relationship with music. This book provides in-depth coverage on: using computers in today's live music scene * choosing the right computer - Mac or PC * choosing an audio interface and a MIDI controller * DJing digitally using Traktor DJ Studio, Virtual DJ, and others * performing with Ableton Live and other looping software * sequencing with today's various applications * and much more

Synopsis:

Are you one of the many musicians using a computer in live performance? If you're are looking for aresource on how to deal with the unique difficulties involved, this book is for you. Providing an in-depth look at live music performance with laptop computers, you'll gain a solid understanding of this relatively new and growing area of music creation. While the book explains laptop music from a big-picture perspective, it also covers some of the technical specifics such as how to choose equipment (both hardware and software) and get it working properly, as well as the musical possibilities that can be gained from a particular hardware and software setup. Additionally, you'll explore some of the most effective ways of using computers in a live performance situation. A number of interviews with well-known performers who use computers live are interspersed throughout the book, as well as detailed descriptions of the actual hardware and software setups being used by various contemporary performers. If you're in this realm of music or considering entering into it, you will truly benefit from this guide?s unique, extremely informative, and diverse approach.

Synopsis:

With the ever-increasing number of musicians using computers in live performance, there is a need for a resource on how to deal with the unique difficulties involved. This book is here to fill that need. Providing an in-depth look at live music performance with laptop computers, readers will gain a solid understanding of this relatively new and growing area of music creation. While the book explains laptop music from a big-picture perspective, it also covers some of the technical specifics such as how to choose equipment (both hardware and software) and get it working properly, as well as the musical possibilities that can be gained from a particular hardware and software setup. Additionally, readers explore some of the most effective ways of using computers in a live performance situation. A number of interviews with well-known performers who use computers live are interspersed throughout the book, as well as detailed descriptions of the actual hardware and software setups being used by various contemporary performers. Musicians in the realm of music will truly benefit in this guide's unique, extremely informative, and diverse approach.

About the Author

John von Seggern has been a professional musician and producer since 1991, moving between Tokyo, Hong Kong, and California. He is currently working as a digital DJ and producer in Los Angeles in addition to working for M-Audio, the leading company in computer audio. John began his musical career as a session bassist in Asia, and he has played with many of the top artists in the Asian music industry, including recorded appearances on numerous CDs and movie soundtracks in Tokyo and Hong Kong as well as participating in five world concert tours.

Having made a successful career as a studio musician, John became interested in electronic music through his involvement in Hong Kong's growing club culture in the mid-1990s and began his own group with partner Stephen Ives in Hong Kong in 1999, the Digital Cutup Lounge. DCL have gone on to record two CDs of groundbreaking music together (the first DCL CD,Cutup Mixdown, was named Album of the Year in Hong Kong in 2001 by HK Magazine, who called it '?the most exciting thing to hit the Asian music industry in years?') and have remixed a string of top international artists including Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Lee Ann Womack, Barry White, Astrud Gilberto, Trilok Gurtu, Asha Bhonsle (India), Alsou (Russia), the Safri Duo (Denmark), and Sam Hui (Hong Kong). Their music has been released in North America, Japan, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Table of Contents

1. Using Computers Live! 2. The (Recent) History of Computers in Live Music 3. Choosing a Computer for Live Performance 4. Music on a Mac 5. Music on a Windows PC 6. Choosing an Audio Interface 7. Choosing a MIDI Controller 8. Digital DJing 9. Live Looping and Ableton Live 10. Performing with Ableton Live 11. More on Looping 12. Live Sequencing 13. Live Sound Generation 14. Designing Your Own Live Applications 15. Conclusions and Speculations Epilogue: Return from Kuala Lumpur

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592008223
Author:
Von Seggern, John
Publisher:
Course Technology PTR
Author:
von, John
Author:
John von Seggern
Author:
John (John von Seggern) von Seggern
Author:
Karayanis, Catherine
Author:
Premier Development
Author:
von Seggern, John (John von Seggern)
Author:
Thomson, Course PTR Development
Author:
Development, Course PTR
Author:
von, John (John von Seggern)
Author:
Thomson Course PTR Development
Author:
Thomson Course Technology PTR Development
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computer music
Subject:
Computer sound processing
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - PCs
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Laptop computers
Copyright:
Series:
Power!
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.06x7.46x.99 in. 1.76 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques

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"Synopsis" by , Are you one of the many musicians using a computer in live performance? If you're are looking for aresource on how to deal with the unique difficulties involved, this book is for you. Providing an in-depth look at live music performance with laptop computers, you'll gain a solid understanding of this relatively new and growing area of music creation. While the book explains laptop music from a big-picture perspective, it also covers some of the technical specifics such as how to choose equipment (both hardware and software) and get it working properly, as well as the musical possibilities that can be gained from a particular hardware and software setup. Additionally, you'll explore some of the most effective ways of using computers in a live performance situation. A number of interviews with well-known performers who use computers live are interspersed throughout the book, as well as detailed descriptions of the actual hardware and software setups being used by various contemporary performers. If you're in this realm of music or considering entering into it, you will truly benefit from this guide?s unique, extremely informative, and diverse approach.
"Synopsis" by , With the ever-increasing number of musicians using computers in live performance, there is a need for a resource on how to deal with the unique difficulties involved. This book is here to fill that need. Providing an in-depth look at live music performance with laptop computers, readers will gain a solid understanding of this relatively new and growing area of music creation. While the book explains laptop music from a big-picture perspective, it also covers some of the technical specifics such as how to choose equipment (both hardware and software) and get it working properly, as well as the musical possibilities that can be gained from a particular hardware and software setup. Additionally, readers explore some of the most effective ways of using computers in a live performance situation. A number of interviews with well-known performers who use computers live are interspersed throughout the book, as well as detailed descriptions of the actual hardware and software setups being used by various contemporary performers. Musicians in the realm of music will truly benefit in this guide's unique, extremely informative, and diverse approach.
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