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The Art of Digital Music: 52 Artists and Insiders Reveal their Creative Secrets

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Publisher Comments:

The Art of Digital Music shows firsthand how top artists; pioneers such as Alan Parsons, Herbie Hancock, BT, Todd Rundgren, Steve Reich, and Phil Ramone, use digital technology in their work. Through a dynamic blend of practical, hands-on production tips, inspiring case studies, extensive graphics, and in-depth interviews, the authors explore the creative freedom these new tools afford. In addition to artist interviews, this entertaining volume features lively discussions with technological pioneers; the producers, engineers, software wizards, and Internet visionaries who are shaping the sound of the future. In addition to audio examples, the accompanying DVD features tours of artists? studios. The Art of Digital Music will appeal to musicians who use technology to make music and fans who want to understand how technology is changing the way music is created, experienced, and shared.

Book News Annotation:

This text explores the ways in which top creative minds are using digital technology in their music making. It is based upon in-depth interviews with 56 visionary artists and industry insiders, including Chuck D, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, Don Was, Thomas Dolby, and Steve Reich. These are followed by some practical tips on digital audio production and distribution. The enhanced DVD contains music videos, sound bites from all 56 interviews, and 25 complete songs.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This inspiring volume gathers the wisdom and groundbreaking techniques of 56 visionary artists, producers, programmers, provocateurs, instrument designers, label executives and industry leaders. Hear firsthand how the masters wield technology to create their amazing music - the enclosed DVD features highlights from each interview. You'll learn studio setup tips, secrets of sampling, creative quantization, ringtone tricks, production strategies, insights from video-game composers, insane distortion recipes, how to squeeze expression from loops, how to overcome software option anxiety, how to exploit happy accidents, and much more. Derived from a year's worth of in-depth interviews, this book is a richly detailed journey into the heart of computer-aided creativity. Contributors include Glen Ballard, BT, LTJ Bukem, The Crystal Method, Chuck D, Thomas Dolby, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Jam, Alan Parsons, Phil Ramone, Todd Rundgren, Don Was, and many more. The bonus DVD also includes: over 25 complete songs * live-performance videos * interactive Flash movies * royalty-free samples and loops by the artists * behind-the-scenes photos * and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879308308
Foreword:
Copeland, Stewart
Publisher:
Backbeat Books
Foreword:
Copeland, Stewart
Author:
Richards, Kelli
Author:
Battino, David
Author:
Copeland, Stewart
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Electronic & Computer
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Sound recording executives and producers
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Electronic
Subject:
MUSIC / Genres & Styles/Electronic
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Digital audio editors
Subject:
Music-MIDI and Electronic
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
9.44x7.36x.73 in. 1.26 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Art Business Guides
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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » MIDI and Electronic
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Reference
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Speech and Audio Processing
Computers and Internet » Multimedia » Music
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Product details 262 pages Backbeat Books - English 9780879308308 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This inspiring volume gathers the wisdom and groundbreaking techniques of 56 visionary artists, producers, programmers, provocateurs, instrument designers, label executives and industry leaders. Hear firsthand how the masters wield technology to create their amazing music - the enclosed DVD features highlights from each interview. You'll learn studio setup tips, secrets of sampling, creative quantization, ringtone tricks, production strategies, insights from video-game composers, insane distortion recipes, how to squeeze expression from loops, how to overcome software option anxiety, how to exploit happy accidents, and much more. Derived from a year's worth of in-depth interviews, this book is a richly detailed journey into the heart of computer-aided creativity. Contributors include Glen Ballard, BT, LTJ Bukem, The Crystal Method, Chuck D, Thomas Dolby, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Jam, Alan Parsons, Phil Ramone, Todd Rundgren, Don Was, and many more. The bonus DVD also includes: over 25 complete songs * live-performance videos * interactive Flash movies * royalty-free samples and loops by the artists * behind-the-scenes photos * and more.
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