The Guide to MIDI Orchestration


Author: Paul Gilreath
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 9780240814131
Category: Music
Page: 582
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Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist. Highlights of the book include: Introduction to and overview of the orchestra In-depth discussions of each orchestral section Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses Discussions of orchestration techniques Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest Setup and recommendations for software and equipment Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software Presentation of note entry methods DAW and sampler template implementation Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers Visit www.midi-orchestration.com for updates and enhanced content including PDFs of orchestral library reviews and additional written content, audio files of musical examples from the book, video demonstrations, and much more. Introduction to and overview of the orchestra In-depth discussions of each orchestral section Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses Discussions of orchestration techniques Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest Setup and recommendations for software and equipment Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software Presentation of note entry methods DAW and sampler template implementation Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers

Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer

A Practical Guide to Writing and Sequencing for the Studio Orchestra
Author: Andrea Pejrolo,Richard DeRosa
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317625609
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 380
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Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, Second Edition provides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today’s composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions. A leading manual on its subject, the second edition allows experienced composers and producers to be exposed to sequencing techniques applied to traditional writing and arranging styles. The book continues to provide a comprehensive and solid learning experience and has been fully revised to include the latest tools and techniques. The new edition has been updated to include: A new chapter on cover writing and sequencing for vocal ensembles Coverage of writing for different ensemble sizes A new final chapter on writing and production techniques for mixed contemporary ensembles. All new techniques, tools, and sound libraries available to today’s composer. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/pejrolo) includes a wide selection of audio examples, templates, sounds, and videos showcasing operational processes, allows you the opportunity to listen to the techniques discussed within the book.

Computer Orchestration

Tips and Tricks
Author: Stephen Bennett
Publisher: PC Publishing
ISBN: 9781906005054
Category: Computers
Page: 101
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Provides information on creating realistic sounding orchestrations on a computer.

Music Composition for Film and Television


Author: Lalo Schifrin
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476899487
Category: Music
Page: 288
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(Berklee Guide). Learn film-scoring techniques from one of the great film/television composers of our time. Lalo Schifrin shares his insights into the intimate relationship between music and drama. The book is illustrated with extended excerpts from his most iconic scores such as Mission: Impossible , Cool Hand Luke , Bullitt and many others and peppered with anecdotes from inside the Hollywood studios. Schifrin reveals the technical details of his own working approach, which has earned him six Oscar nominations, 21 Grammy nominations (with four awards), and credits on hundreds of major productions. Includes the full score of Schifrin's Fanfare for Screenplay and Orchestra , a treasure-trove of unfettered dramatic sound painting, commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a great thesis on the emblematic language of film music.

Scoring the Score

The Role of the Orchestrator in the Contemporary Film Industry
Author: Ian Sapiro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317934873
Category: Music
Page: 244
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Scoring the Score is the first scholarly examination of the orchestrator’s role in the contemporary film industry. Orchestrators are crucial to the production of a film’s score, yet they have not received significant consideration in film-music research. This book sheds light on this often-overlooked yet vital profession. It considers the key processes of orchestrating and arranging and how they relate, musical and filmic training, the wide-ranging responsibilities of the orchestrator on a film-scoring project, issues related to working practices, the impact of technology, and the differences between the UK and US production processes as they affect orchestrators. Drawing on interviews with American and British orchestrators and composers, Scoring the Score aims to expose this often hidden profession through a rigorous examination of the creative process and working practices, and analysis of the skills, training and background common to orchestrators. It will appeal to scholars, students, and practitioners of film music.

Handmade Electronic Music

The Art of Hardware Hacking
Author: Nicolas Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317721403
Category: Music
Page: 264
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Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction for students of electronic music, installation and sound-art to the craft of making--as well as creatively cannibalizing--electronic circuits for artistic purposes. Designed for practioners and students of electronic art, it provides a guided tour through the world of electronics, encouraging artists to get to know the inner workings of basic electronic devices so they can creatively use them for their own ends. Handmade Electronic Music introduces the basic of practical circuitry while instructing the student in basic electronic principles, always from the practical point of view of an artist. It teaches a style of intuitive and sensual experimentation that has been lost in this day of prefabricated electronic musical instruments whose inner workings are not open to experimentation. It encourages artists to transcend their fear of electronic technology to launch themselves into the pleasure of working creatively with all kinds of analog circuitry.

Complete Guide to Film Scoring

The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV
Author: Richard Davis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1495032264
Category: Music
Page: 424
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(Berklee Guide). Essential for anyone interested in the business, process and procedures of writing music for film or television, this book teaches the Berklee approach to the art, covering topics such as: preparing and recording a score, contracts and fees, publishing, royalties, copyrights and much more. Features interviews with 21 top film-scoring professionals, including Michael Kamen, Alf Clausen, Alan Silvestri, Marc Shaiman, Mark Snow, Harry Gregson-Williams and Elmer Bernstein. Now updated with info on today's latest technology, and invaluable insights into finding work in the industry.

Modern Recording Techniques


Author: David Miles Huber,Robert E. Runstein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317356659
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 616
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Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It’s a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves. Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more. A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and a link to the author’s blog. Instructor resources include a test bank and an instructor’s manual. The ninth edition includes: Updated tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your studio An introduction to the Apple iOS in music production Introductions to new technologies and important retro studio techniques The latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering

Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production


Author: Andrea Pejrolo
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113611405X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 331
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An inspirational guide for all levels of expertise, Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production shows you how to get the most out of the four leading audio sequencers, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, and Cubase. Using real-life examples, Andrea Pejrolo demonstrates a wide range of technical and creative techniques, giving you tips and new ideas to help you take your work to the next level. If you are producing music and looking to build your skills in orchestration, composition, and mixing you will find all the techniques and practical advice you need in this book. Featuring essential tools, that are now part of the everyday creative process in a digital production environment, to give you the most recent and cutting edge techniques- including swipe-comping, time-stretching, pitch correction, elastic-time, advanced-freezing, and new software synthesizers. The material on the website contains loops, templates, audio examples, and end of chapter exercises to practice new skills, this illustrated practical guide provides all the tools you will need to give your music the vital edge. Whether you are a student or amateur aspiring to more professional results, or a professional wanting to master new skills, this book will help you to improve and take the quality of your work to the next level. *Covers all key sequencing topics such as recording and editing techniques and automation groove quantization, converters, sounds layering, tap tempo, creative meter, tempo changes, and synchronization *Teaches mixing techniques that takes advantage of plug-in technology, maximizing the use of effects such as reverb, compressor, limiter, equalizer, and much more *A website loaded with more than 90 examples of arrangements and techniques, giving you advice on how to troubleshoot those common mistakes and perfect your music production.

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

A Composer's Guide to Game Music


Author: Winifred Phillips
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262026643
Category: Games
Page: 275
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A comprehensive, practical guide to composing video game music, from acquiring the necessary skills to finding work in the field.

The Producer's Manual

All You Need to Get Pro Recordings and Mixes in the Project Studio
Author: Paul White
Publisher: Sample Magic Limited
ISBN: 9780956446015
Category: Music
Page: 352
View: 4085

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"Guide to recording and mixing in the project studio. Featuring 350+ colour pages packed with pro techniques, practical photos, detailed illustrations and hands-on walkthroughs." -- Back cover.

High-fidelity Multichannel Audio Coding


Author: Dai Tracy Yang,Chris Kyriakakis,Chung-Chieh Jay Kuo
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9775945240
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 228
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This invaluable monograph addresses the specific needs of audio-engineering students and researchers who are either learning about the topic or using it as a reference book on multichannel audio compression. This book covers a wide range of knowledge on perceptual audio coding, from basic digital signal processing and data compression techniques to advanced audio coding standards and innovate coding tools. It is the only book available on the market that solely focuses on the principles of high-quality audio codec design for multichannel sound sources. This book includes three parts. The first part covers the basic topics on audio compression, such as quantization, entropy coding, psychoacoustic model, and sound quality assessment. The second part of the book highlights the current most prevalent low-bit-rate high-performance audio coding standards-MPEG-4 audio. More space is given to the audio standards that are capable of supporting multichannel signals, that is, MPEG advance audio coding (AAC), including the original MPEG-2 AAC technology, additional MPEG-4 toolsets, and the most recent aacPlus standard. The third part of this book introduces several innovate multichannel audio coding tools, which have been demonstrated to further improve the coding performance and expand the available functionalities of MPEG AAC, and is more suitable for graduate students and researchers in the advanced level. Dai Tracy Yang is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chris Kyriakakis is Associated Professor, and C.-C. Jay Kuo is Professor, all affiliated with the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California.

Experience Music


Author: Katherine Charlton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259297454
Category: Music
Page: 448
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Insects


Author: Clarence Cottam,Herbert S. Zim
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466862505
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Enjoy and Learn! Expert Knowledge! Easy-to-Read! This handy guide to the most common, important and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating study. Includes: A key to insect groups Mature and immature forms How insects grow and develop and what they eat How to find and observe them Full color pictures, nontechnical language, and up-to-date range maps make this a gem of a guide for beginners at any age.

Mic It!

Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix
Author: Ian Corbett
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135921040
Category: Music
Page: 358
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Capture great sound in the first place, and spend less time "fixing it in the mix" with Ian Corbett’s Mic It! Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix. With his expert guidance, you’ll quickly understand essential audio concepts as they relate to microphones and mic techniques, and learn how to apply them to your recording situation. Whether you only ever buy one microphone, are equipping a studio on a budget, or have a vast selection of great mics to use, you’ll learn to better use whatever tools you have. Mic It! gives you the background to design and discover your own solutions to record the best sound possible. The information in these pages will help you record great source tracks that can be easily developed into anything from ultra-clean mixes to huge, organic soundscapes. Beginning with essential audio theory, then discussing the desirable characteristics of good sound and the elements of a good stereo recording, the book covers microphones, mono and stereo mic techniques, the effect of the recording space or room, and large classical and jazz ensemble recording. A variety of mic techniques for vocals and instruments (both individual and groups) are presented, ranging from vital knowledge that no novice should be without, to advanced techniques that more experienced engineers can explore to benefit and vary the sound of their recordings. Corbett explains large room vs. layer-by-layer small-room recording situations, presents the best techniques for each, and shares typical production challenges and their resolutions. The book provides in depth information on how different mic techniques can be used, modified and fine-tuned to capture not only the best sound, but the best sound for the mix, as well as how to approach and set up the recording session, mixing, and avoid common recording and mixing mistakes.