Ableton Live 9


Author: Keith Robinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136111506
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 456
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Never has there been music production software that so closely emulates the human mind and the demand for delivering music through a computer than Live. With an imaginative design and a forward-thinking mission, Ableton continues their legacy with Live 9, a software package that drives music production to the cutting edge while squarely meeting the needs of the composer, producer, perform, songwriter, DJ, and beyond. With such a progressive approach to its development, some of you may feel a bit disoriented or even intimidated at first sight of Live’s unconventional design, especially those of you coming from a traditional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) background. If you are new to DAWs, DJ style programs, or software music production in general, then you’ll soon be right at home with the "parallel concept" of Live’s Session and Arrangement Views. For the rest of you, you’ll have to rethink your approach to composing, arranging and producing music just a bit; but it will be a worthwhile adjustment. That is why this book has been written: to help reinvent the experienced software-based music producer and to unleash the new user. The goal here is to build and cultivate a strong understanding of Live 9’s concepts and to provide material that will engage all DAW users alike. With this goal in mind, at the end of each reading you should feel that your current skills and knowledge base have been elevated to the next level. For the current Ableton Love user – yes, you - there is plenty here to unlock! After all, there is still a little "new user" inside us all. Now it is time to learn how to Create, Produce and Perform with Live 9 – all you have to do is decide what your needs are, because it’s all here. First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Power Tools for Ableton Live 9

Master Ableton's Music Production and Live Performance Application
Author: Jake Perrine
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 1480390232
Category: Music
Page: 300
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(Power Tools). Ableton Live 9 is a groundbreaking music production and performance application whose uniquely nonlinear and incredibly flexible features set it far apart from all the other digital audio applications. It is equally adept at making beats, remixing, live recording, DJing, live looping, sound design, electronic music, hip-hop, and much more. Unlike other books about Live that simply explain its features like a second manual, this hands-on-centric book contains a series of exercises that walk you through all the features you need to produce professional-sounding music with Ableton Live 9. As a fundamental instructional component to Power Tools for Ableton Live 9, certified Ableton instructor Jake Perrine guides you through the creation of an actual track from start to finish. In addition, you get plenty of practice using Live with the included audio content, video tutorials, exercises, audio samples, and third-party plug-in demos. A substantial appendix section offers discussions of important non-Ableton-specific topics, including digital audio basics, components of a producer's studio, considerations when buying a DAW computer, and more.

Ableton Live 9 Power!

The Comprehensive Guide
Author: Jon Margulies
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 128545541X
Category: Computers
Page: 335
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Ableton Live, now in version 9, is the music creation/recording/performing software that revolutionized the way modern music is made, both in the studio and on stage. Live's intuitive interface makes it easy to get started making music, but there are great depths to explore--and you'll be amazed by the powerful, inspiring tools that await you there. For many years, Ableton Live Power! has been your best guide to this ground-breaking program. In this completely updated edition, ABLETON LIVE 9 POWER! THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE, you'll learn the software's functions in depth, and you'll get the lowdown on all the latest version 9 feature updates, including clip automation, a redesigned browser, and improved MIDI and envelope editing. The book also includes coverage of Max for Live and Push, Ableton's new controller. Popular producer, teacher, and Ableton Live expert Jon Margulies takes you beyond Live's many features and opens up the music-making process itself. He shows you Live's capabilities in context and provides a wealth of real-world tips and techniques that will deepen your understanding of the software--from setup through recording, mixing, and using Live on stage. Open up the power and creativity of your music, and master this astounding software from top to bottom, with ABLETON LIVE 9 POWER! THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE.

Your Ableton Live Studio


Author: Chris Buono,Jon Margulies
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9781598638196
Category: Computers
Page: 317
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Helps readers set up a home or project studio using Ableton Live as the digital audio workstation and explains how to record, mix, use plug-ins, edit audio, hook up external MIDI devices and record or edit MIDI in Ableton Live. Original.

Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8

Create, Produce, Perform
Author: Keith Robinson,Huston Singletary
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136121501
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
View: 734

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Learn how to create, produce and perform a whole new way; prepare to unlock the power of Live. This book and DVD combination shows, if you get it right, exactly what Ableton Live can deliver. Engineered to follow Lives non linear music environment the book looks and feels like the program, its unique format utilizes the terms and creative features of Live- tabs, keys, pointers, and labels to learn the littlest things that make the biggest difference. Packed with professional testimonials, concepts, definitions, hundred of tips and tricks and hidden features the book covers the software's nuts and bolts and creative technique to create, produce, perform and make music on the fly. The accompanying DVD contains ?Live sets? and web pointer information to sync and download as well as interviews, further hints and tips and video

Interactive Composition

Strategies Using Ableton Live and Max for Live
Author: V. J. Manzo,Will Kuhn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199973822
Category: Music
Page: 252
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Interactive Composition empowers readers with all of the practical skills and insights they need to compose and perform electronic popular music in a variety of popular styles. The book begins by introducing all of the tools involved in creating interactive compositions through the software Ableton Live and Max for Live. The following chapters then put the tools to use by both describing particular musical styles and also teaching readers how to compose and perform within these styles using the software. As readers progresses through the book, they will learn to use the software to facilitate their own unique compositional objectives. This book takes readers through all of the steps in designing interactive music compositions. It is geared toward both beginners as well as intermediate and advanced readers, and so readers with even little experience working with digital audio software will quickly learn how to design powerful systems that facilitate their unique compositional ideas. A particular feature of this book is that it discusses the historical context of several electronic music styles used by DJs, electronic musicians, and other artists, and then describes, using software, the technical process used in the composition and performance of these styles. Each chapter leads readers to create an original composition in a given style and also discusses the techniques that can be used to perform the piece in an idiomatic fashion.

The Power in Logic Pro

Songwriting, Composing, Remixing, and Making Beats
Author: Dot Bustelo
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476813531
Category: Music
Page: 158
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(Quick Pro Guides). Dot Bustelo's signature approach to teaching Logic will get you up and running quickly. She'll help you move beyond the basics to discover a professional-level Logic workflow, taught through highly musical examples that expose Logic's essential features and powerful production tools. You'll find many of the tips, tricks, and insider techniques that powered Logic to its industry-leading status as the best tool for unleashing creativity in songwriting, composing, making beats, and remixing. Plus, find out why musicians over the years have sworn Logic "grooves better." Dot provides the powerful methodology for creating in Logic that she has shared with countless high-profile bands and Grammy Award-winning producers and engineers. Here's just a sampling of what some of music's most successful artists say about Dot's approach to Logic: Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers: "Dot has made Logic, well, logical." Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic: "Dot Bustelo has hands down the most extensive working knowledge of Logic and all its intricacies." James Valentine, Maroon 5: "Dot was the first one to introduce me to Logic.... She knows this software inside and out, and she breaks everything down in an easy-to-understand way. And she knows the best insider techniques that will make your recording more efficient and creative.... I wonder when Dot will get sick of me asking her Logic-related questions?" Nathaniel Motte, 3OH!3: "Dot has provided me with an incredible source of in-depth and practical knowledge of Apple's Logic program. She has shown me tricks in Logic that have opened creative doors that I didn't even know existed." Chad Hugo, N.E.R.D., The Neptunes: "When you got a Logic problem / Dot has wrote a book to solve 'em . . . / And this right here is it. Yeya!" This ebook includes supplemental material.

Dance Music Manual

Tools, Toys, and Techniques
Author: Rick Snoman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136115749
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 528
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So you want to learn the ins and outs of creating dance music and looking to improve your production? Then this book is just for you. No matter what genre you are interested in- trance, techno, garage, chill out, house or what tool you are working with- Abelton, Reason, Reaktor or Absynth, Snowman covers every aspect of dance music production- from sound design, compression and effects to mixing and mastering to help you improve your music. No matter what you level of experience the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical tips to help you achieve professional results. The CD provides demo tracks showing what can be achieved when applying the advice contained in the book, including examples of the quality difference before and after mixing and mastering. The CD also contains free software demos for you to download. For even more advice and resources, check out the book's official website www.dancemusicproduction.com

Ableton Live 9 Power!

The Comprehensive Guide
Author: Jon Margulies
Publisher: Muska/Lipman
ISBN: 9781285455402
Category: Computers
Page: 318
View: 8298

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Ableton Live, now in version 9, is the music creation/recording/performing software that revolutionized the way modern music is made, both in the studio and on stage. Live's intuitive interface makes it easy to get started making music, but there are great depths to explore--and you'll be amazed by the powerful, inspiring tools that await you there. For many years, Ableton Live Power! has been your best guide to this ground-breaking program. In this completely updated edition, ABLETON LIVE 9 POWER! THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE, you'll learn the software's functions in depth, and you'll get the lowdown on all the latest version 9 feature updates, including clip automation, a redesigned browser, and improved MIDI and envelope editing. The book also includes coverage of Max for Live and Push, Ableton's new controller. Popular producer, teacher, and Ableton Live expert Jon Margulies takes you beyond Live's many features and opens up the music-making process itself. He shows you Live's capabilities in context and provides a wealth of real-world tips and techniques that will deepen your understanding of the software--from setup through recording, mixing, and using Live on stage. Open up the power and creativity of your music, and master this astounding software from top to bottom, with ABLETON LIVE 9 POWER! THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE.

Pro Tools 8

Music Production, Recording, Editing, and Mixing
Author: Mike Collins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113612294X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
View: 7636

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A new edition of this definitive guide to the Pro Tools system for new and professional users. Extensively illustrated in colour and packed with time saving hints and tips the book takes a real-world approach and shows how to build the right system to suit your needs. Detailed chapters on recording, editing and mixing blend essential knowledge with tutorials and practical examples from actual recordings. This edition features a wealth of new and updated material, including HD systems and Pro Tools 8 software.

Logic Pro X For Dummies


Author: Graham English
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119506212
Category: Music
Page: 416
View: 3091

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Spend less time learning and more time recording Logic Pro X offers Mac users the tools and power they need to create recordings ready to share with the world. This book provides the know-how for navigating the interface, tweaking the settings, picking the sounds, and all the other tech tasks that get in the way of capturing the perfect take. Written by a Logic Pro X trainer who’s used the software to further his own music career, Logic Pro X For Dummies cuts back on the time needed to learn the software and allows for more time making amazing recordings. Record live sound sources or built-in virtual instruments Arrange your tracks to edit, mix, and master Discover tips to speed the process and record on an iPad Make sense of the latest software updates A favorite among Logic Pro X beginners, this book is updated to reflect the ongoing changes added to enhance Logic Pro X’s recording power.

Logic Pro X

Audio and Music Production
Author: Mark Cousins,Russ Hepworth-Sawyer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135079595
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 414
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From initial demos to mixing and mastering, seasoned authors Mark Cousins and Russ Hepworth-Sawyer show you how to get the most from Logic Pro X. By exploring the essential workflow and the creative possibilities offered by Logic’s virtual instruments and effects, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production leads you through the music creation and production process, giving you all the tips and tricks used by the pros to create release-quality recordings. Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production is an informative and easy-to-read guide to using Logic Pro X. Key features include: Production FAQs – Instructional Walkthroughs and Knowledgebases present information clearly and answer common production–specific problems. Methods – Professional techniques for recording and editing in Logic Pro X – whether you’re dealing with real musicians or cutting-edge virtual instruments. Workflow – Use Logic Pro X’s tools and functions in an optimal way. Website – Access audio examples, samples (Apple Loops), Logic projects, sampler instruments, and instrument patches at www.focalpress.com/cw/cousins Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production covers more than just the software; it will help you make the most out of every recording session and will illuminate and inspire your creative and sonic endeavors!

Cubase 101

Music Production with Cubase 10
Author: Frank D. Cook,Adam Olson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781540024848
Category: Music
Page: 304
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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Cubase 101: Music Production with Cubase 10 teaches the fundamentals of using Cubase Artist 9.5 software. Designed to support instructor-led training and independent learning, this course book covers everything readers need to know to complete a Cubase project. In this course, students will learn to build multitrack projects, record live audio, use MIDI and virtual instruments, and add audio processing to their recordings. The included hands-on exercises will help students develop essential techniques for recording, editing, and mixing within the Cubase environment. Topics of discussion include audio basics and principles of digital audio, system hardware options (audio interfaces, MIDI controllers, etc.), software installation, the Cubase file structure and organization, the Cubase user interface and toolset, project parameters, file size considerations, working with tracks and track types, recording audio, managing audio for a project, importing media files, recording MIDI and assigning virtual instruments, navigating through tracks and media, using editing techniques and operations, mixing and processing tracks, basic automation techniques, and creating a final bounce.

Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

The Producers Guide to Harmony, Chord Progressions, and Song Structure in the MIDI Grid.
Author: J. Anthony Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692093290
Category: Computer sound processing
Page: 262
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The producer's guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid. As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and abstract concepts will find this book to be the answer they have been looking for. From the Author: "How music theory is usually taught is unfair. It starts with the assumption that you can read music and understand the language of classical music. My book leaves all of that behind - focusing only on the MIDI grid that producers are already familiar with to learn all the key concepts of music theory, and ultimately, make better music." This book covers all the fundamentals of music theory, but is written using the language of the DJ and Producer - the MIDI Grid. It includes "analysis" projects that look at the harmonic and melodic ideas in songs by popular producers including Zedd, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Moby, Skrillex, and Aphex Twin. Praise for Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers: "Aspiring electronic musicians have choices to make when it concerns their own education and training. This text makes one choice much easier: start here and get learning, quickly. Grounded and easygoing, the book uses real-world examples to help you make sense of music's inner worksings while steering clear of dense theories." - Michael J. Ethen, PhD Musicologist "This book knocks the oftentimes alienating world of music theory completely onto it's side. Difficult to explain concepts are perfectly demonstrated for the aspiring electronic music producer who might have no formal music training. A must have for all aspiring producers." - James Patrick (DJ, Producer, Educator) Slam Academy, Dubspot, IPR, Ableton Certified Trainer "With Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, Dr. Allen has produced a remarkable resource: an extensive tour of musical theory that leverages some of our favorite modern tools - the virtual studio and it's piano roll note display. By introducing us to the "why" as well as the "what" of music theory, this book helps us to understand what makes music tick and how to improve our own work. In addition to offering a sound theoretical foundation, the deep dives into analyzing tracks by Skrillex, Aphex Twin, and Deadmau5 keeps our attention focused on real-world production. MTEMP will definitely go on the top of my recommendation list for anyone that needs a fresh view of musical concepts." - Darwin Grosse Director of Education, Cycling '74

Audio Post Production

For Film and Television
Author: Mark Cross
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1495075443
Category: Music
Page: 240
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(Berklee Guide). Learn the essential skills to enter the audio post-production industry. This book offers a broad coverage of audio post production, including the four basic elements: dialogue, music, sound effects, and Foley effects. You will learn strategies for working with composers, music supervisors, and dialogue and sound effect editors, and explore techniques on how to edit songs to fit a scene, record dialogue replacement, cue Foley effects for a scene, as well as many more. In addition, you will learn how to prepare for a pre-dub or temp mix (to group and sub-mix tracks into stems for the final dub), create the final dub, and prepare the mix for foreign distribution and final delivery. By learning the tools and strategies used by working professionals, you will have an advantage to participate effectively in this fast-paced environment, as well as applying these skills to independent projects. Includes foreword, introduction, afterword, author biography and index.

The Drum Programming Handbook

The Complete Guide to Creating Great Rhythm Tracks
Author: Justin Paterson
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781480392878
Category: Music
Page: 336
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(Book). This book is a complete course in the art of drum programming and the concepts and technologies behind it. It takes the reader from the earliest steps in using a digital audio workstation, through the development of an individual sound signature, and on to the achievement of professional results. Designed to accommodate users of any major drum programming application, it explores: the history of rhythm programming, digital audio workstations and how to use them, one-shot MIDI programming, samplers, romplers, advanced timing for swing and beat-mapping, loops and audio, creating drum sounds by subtractive synthesis, and production and FX. It culminates with detailed guidance on the creation of drum tracks for specific musical styles, ranging from pop and rock to jazz, reggae, drum 'n' bass, and glitch. The course unfolds through extensive use of workstation screenshots and audio examples. Along the way, helpful tips and practical exercises keep students motivated and engaged.

GarageBand For Dummies


Author: Bob LeVitus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764577506
Category: Computers
Page: 334
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Get ready to rock with Apple's digital music recording studio Find out how to record, edit, mix, and master like a pro! Are you the next big thing in music - but the world just doesn't know it yet? Here's the guide that will help you create great-sounding recordings with GarageBand. Packed with useful information on setting up a digital studio, laying down tracks, working with loops, playing with MIDI and software instruments, and mixing tracks, the only thing this book doesn't provide you with is . . . a recording contract! The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Decide what gear you'll need * Optimize your room for recording * Mix vocals, instruments, and loops into a song * Improve recordings with editing and effects * Create CDs, movie scores, and more using other iLife applications