Audio Mashup Construction Kit: ExtremeTech

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Wiley, Dec 19, 2006 - Computers - 338 pages

Wonder what would happen if the Big Band sound crashed into heavy metal? Or what the offspring of a balladeer and a rapper might sound like? How about smooth jazz and acid rock? Stop wondering-this book will take you there. You'll explore hardware and software choices first and select what you need; then you'll sample a little music theory. After that, it's step by step to the big mashup. Do what sounds good.

How to mix & mash.

Cool stuff you'll learn:

  • How to use mashup construction software
  • Basics of songwriting and music theory
  • Insider tips on selecting your songs
  • How to get your tracks in key and in sync
  • Ways to extract vocals from full songs
  • Tricks for arranging your mashup for maximum impact
  • How to polish up your mashup with mastering and effects
  • Rendering, distribution, and legal considerations

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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About the author (2006)

Jordan Roseman (San Francisco), having a degree in both computer science and music theory, as well as decades of experience in electronic music production, is well-suited to understand the concepts of mash-up construction, both on a technical and artistic level.  His productions have earned accolades in the mash-up community, on many prominent blogs, among artists who have been remixed, and from television and record company executives.  His productions have been played on high profile radio stations around the world.  One high-ranking MTV executive claims he is “the only one to get it right in the US.”  A prominent San Francisco radio DJ states he “is the real artist of the scene, making epic, complex mash-ups out of four or five songs, and using some serious software and technology to really push boundaries.”

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