The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists & Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets

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David Battino, Kelli Richards
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005 - Music - 260 pages
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(Book). This inspiring volume gathers the wisdom and groundbreaking techniques of 56 visionary artists, producers, programmers, provocateurs, instrument designers, label executives and industry leaders. Hear firsthand how the masters wield technology to create their amazing music the enclosed DVD features highlights from each interview. You'll learn studio setup tips, secrets of sampling, creative quantization, ringtone tricks, production strategies, insights from video-game composers, insane distortion recipes, how to squeeze expression from loops, how to overcome software option anxiety, how to exploit happy accidents, and much more. Derived from a year's worth of in-depth interviews, this book is a richly detailed journey into the heart of computer-aided creativity. Contributors include Glen Ballard, BT, LTJ Bukem, The Crystal Method, Chuck D, Thomas Dolby, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Jam, Alan Parsons, Phil Ramone, Todd Rundgren, Don Was, and many more. The bonus DVD also includes: over 25 complete songs * live-performance videos * interactive Flash movies * royalty-free samples and loops by the artists * behind-the-scenes photos * and more.
  

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Contents

Ableton Software Robert Henke Gerhard Behles
3
Glen Ballard
6
Jack Blades
8
BT
10
LTJ Bukem
12
Joe Chiccarelli
14
Dr Elizabeth Cohen
16
Ted Cohen
18
Scotch Ralston
83
Phil Ramone
85
Jim Reekes
87
Steve Reich
90
Ty Roberts
92
Bob Rock
94
Nile Rodgers
96
Doug Rogers
98

The Crystal Method Ken Jordan Scott Kirkland
20
Chuck D
22
Thomas Dolby
24
Bob Ezrin
26
David Fagin
28
The Fat Man
30
Albhy Galuten
32
Marc Geiger
34
Dr Patrick Gleeson
36
Peter Gotcher
38
Jim Griffin
40
Herbie Hancock
42
Steve Horowitz
44
Jennifer Hruska
46
Mark Isham
48
Jimmy Jam
50
Leslie Ann Jones
52
Ikutaro Kakehashi
54
Stephen Kay
56
Ray Kurzweil
58
Roger Linn
60
David Mash
62
Douglas Morton
64
Amy X Neuburg
66
Marty ODonnell
68
Dave ONeal
70
Alan Parsons
72
Jeff Patterson
74
Eric Persing
76
Roger Powell
78
Propellerhead Software
80
Todd Rundgren
100
Dave Smith
102
Dr Fiorella Terenzi
104
David Torn
106
Don Was
108
David Zicarelli
110
Production
113
Studio Setup Tips
115
Support Our Loops
122
Quantize THIS
133
Synth Charming
139
Phone It In
150
Distortion Is Art
157
Bad Audio Habits
166
Philosophy
171
Producing in the Digital Domain
173
Too Many Notes
180
OneMan Banned
188
Playing Games
193
Hands On
199
Success Through Failure
210
Business
221
RIP?
223
Digital Distribution
231
Future
239
The Future of Digital Music
241
About the Authors
252
Photo Credits
253
About the Disc
254
Index
256
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Kelli Richards is president of the All Access Group.

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