The Billboard Illustrated Home Recording Handbook

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Ronan MacDonald
Billboard Books, 2004 - Music - 416 pages
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A comprehensive and accessible guide to making music on a home computer, this book is perfect for beginners, a godsend for musicians trying to keep up with technology, and an inspiration to anyone thinking of the best way to make music more easily. The handbook covers all the software and hardware needed to create any type of music on a computer. Plus, professional tips and jargon troubleshooters are provided throughout the text to help individuals through the technology minefield and provide expert information in a digestible form. With the solid advice and information found in this book, individuals will be able to make music using the same methods as professional musicians.

- For both amateur and professional musicians
- Written for both Mac and PC users
- Includes contributions from and expert team of writers and consultants from the US and UK
- The flexi-bound format of the book allows readers of different levels of experience to get up to speed quickly

 

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Contents

Introduction 6
6
PART ONE1 THE ESSENTIALS
19
Start Here 8 Special Issues 142
67
How Do i Use EO?
84
Samples
92
What Is A Plugin?
110
How Do I Set Up
120
PART TWO1 RESOURCES REFERENCE AND TECHNICAL STUFF
232
More On Samples
262
Advanced MIDI
268
Synthesis
284
Sequencing
306
Effects and Processors
328
Hardware
356
Acknowledgements
413
Copyright

VST Plugins
248

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Ronan MacDonaldis the editor ofComputer Music Magazine, which is the top UK magazine in the field. He lives in London.

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