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Author Snoman, Rick.

Title Dance music manual : tools, toys and techniques / Rick Snoman.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    789.91 SNO 2009    Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xv, 522 p. : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Note Accompanying CD-ROM includes audio examples in MP3 form.
Includes index.
Contents Technology and theory -- The science of synthesis -- Compression, processing, and effects -- Cables, mixing desks and effects busses -- Programming theory -- Digital audio -- Sampling and sample manipulation -- Recording vocals -- Recording real instrments -- Sequencers -- Music theory -- Dance genres -- House -- Trance -- UK garage -- Techno -- Hip-hop/rap -- Trip-hop -- Ambient/chill out -- Drum 'n bass -- Mixing and promotion -- Mixing -- Mastering -- Publishing and promotion -- Remixing and sample clearance -- A DJ's perspective -- Binary and hex -- Decimal to hexadecimal conversion table -- General MIDI instrument patch maps -- General MIDI CC list -- Sequencer note divisions -- Tempo delay time chart -- Musical note to MIDI and frequencies.
Summary 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 book's official website, 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 and mastering, to publishing and promoting, to help you become a better producer. The companion CD provides sample and example tracks, demonstrating the techniques used in the book.
Subject Underground dance music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Sound recordings -- Remixing.
Electronic composition.
Sound recording industry -- Vocational guidance.
Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- Digital techniques.
ISBN 9780240521077 (pbk.)
0240521072 (pbk.)

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