Synopses & Reviews
Illuminates the technical and creative aspects of loops, allowing you to master this limitless form. Covers: digital recording and sampling, creating your own loops, signal processing and routing, mixing like the pros, legal aspects of sampling, shortcuts and more, exploring applications of the most popular software tools. As a bonus, the included CD-ROM contains demo and lite software of the tools discussed, in both Mac OS and Windows versions, plus 250+ megabytes of license-and royalty-free loops and samples in a variety of styles.
Power Tools: Software for Loops focuses on creating music using samples and loops via popular software tools such as Sonic Foundry's Acid, Ableton Live, and Apple's Soundtrack. The book also covers technical issues specific to sample-based music, such as selecting soundware libraries and sample clearance, as well as mixing, processing, and editing techniques. Finally, the book explores specifics of performing live with these tools, using a laptop or portable computer rig. The accompanying CD-ROM includes free sampled loops and trial versions of software referred to in the text.
Creators of sample-based music learn to master the latest looping software tools.