Synopses & Reviews
Whatever your level of experience, the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical examples to help you achieve professional results. Written by a professional producer and remixer, this book offers a comprehensive approach to music production, including knowledge of the tools, equipment and different dance genres.
Get more advice and resources from the books official website, www.dancemusicproduction.com.
* Included in the new edition are sections on recording instruments alongside new chapters covering more dance music genres. * Examines all aspects of music production, from sound design, compression & effect to mixing & mastering to publishing & promoting, to help you become a better producer. * The companion CD provides sample and example tracks, demonstrating the techniques used in the book.
"In short, Snoman knows what he's talking about...Snoman guides you through the daunting tasks of not only making it sound good but also getting it to the ears of the public." - Remix
"An exceptionally well-written and researched book combining both the art and science of dance music production...All in all it adds up to quite a package, which deserves a place on any aspiring dance music producer's desk." - Music Tech
Learn how to create original and remix dance tracks from an expert - one of the biggest names in music production
About the Author
Rick Snoman has been actively involved in the dance music scene since the late eighties and has produced and released numerous white labels and remixed over thirty professional artists solely for the dance floor. He has held seminars across the UK on remixing and producing club-based dance music and written numerous articles and reviews for leading music technology magazines and websites.
Recording and live-mixing engineer) who has worked with the Happy Mondays and The Prodigy, has also remixed Madonna, Filter, Moby, Underworld and Garbage.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Sequencing, sequencers and The MIDI protocol, Chapter 2: Digital Audio, Chapter 3: Synthesizers and Synthesis, Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade , Chapter 5: Programming Theory, Chapter 6: Sampling and sample manipulation , Chapter 7: Compression processing and effects, Chapter 8: Cables, mixing desks and effects busses, Chapter 9: Recording vocals, Chapter 10: Recording Instruments, Chapter 11: Dance Music Theory 101, Chapter 12: Dance genres:
including 2-step garage, Drum'n'Bass, Trance, Hip hop, Chill out, House, Techno, Trip hop, Chapter 13: Mixing, Chapter 14: Mastering, Chapter 15: Publishing and promotion, Chapter 16: Remixing and sample clearance, Chapter 17: A DJ's perspective