The Nature of Order The phenomenon of life

Author: Christopher Alexander
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780972652919
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This four-volume work allows the reader to form one picture of the world in which the perspectives from science, beauty and grace, and commonsense intuitions are interlaced.

Dance Music Manual

Author: Rick Snoman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136115749
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

Author: Igor Stravinsky
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674678569
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The distinguished composer discusses the phenomenon of music, its composition and performance, music typology, and the avatars of Russian music

How to Make a Noise

Author: Simon Cann
Publisher: Simon Cann
ISBN: 0955495504
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How To Make A Noise-perhaps the most widely read book about synthesizer programming-is a comprehensive, practical guide to sound design and synthesizer programming techniques using subtractive (analog) synthesis, frequency modulation synthesis, additive synthesis, wave-sequencing, and sample-based synthesis. The book looks at programming using examples from six software synthesizers: Cameleon 5000 from Camel Audio, Rhino 2 from BigTick, Surge from Vember Audio, Vanguard from reFX, Wusikstation from Wusik dot com, and Z3TA+ from Cakewalk. Simon Cann is a musician and writer based in London. He is author of Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, Building a Successful 21st Century Music Career, and Sample This!! (with Klaus P Rausch). You can contact Simon through his website: www.noisesculpture.com.

Music Theory Simple Music Theory for Electronic Music Production

Author: Roy Wilkenfeld
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781534728905
Format: PDF, Docs
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Are you an aspiring electronic music producer who isn't trained in music theory? Are you looking for a fast but effective guide to music theory to learn musical concepts, principles and take your music to a whole new, professional level? Look no further, "Music Theory" is exactly what you need. Learn music theory effectively with easy-to-understand teaching methods. Learn scales, modes, chords, melody and rhythm easily by looking at informative images and spot-on descriptions - no confusing music theory methodology used in this book! Take the theory instantly into action by proactively learning the methods taught in this book. The simplistic beauty of "Music Theory" does you a favor in learning music theory... Easy-to-follow, Straight to the point -guide Music theory visualized on the piano keyboard 6 chapters covering essential music theory Excellent imagery to learn from Understandable descriptions of musical concepts Pro tips at the end of each concept to boost your learning Here's a preview of what you'll learn... The Piano keyboard Major and minor scales Modes Basics of rhythm and tempo Chords and chord inversions Melody and transposition Intervals All major and minor scales listed, as well as modes Take action today and acquire important skills in music theory to become the best musician you can be!

Harmony for Computer Musicians

Author: Michael Hewitt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435456734
Format: PDF, Docs
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Home music producers now have access to a wide variety of software synthesizers, samplers, and FX devices on their computers -- devices that had previously been available only in expensive hardware forms. Although computer musicians often show a high degr

How to Make a Noise Frequency Modulation Synthesis

Author: Simon Cann
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0955495555
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Frequency modulation synthesis is capable of creating a broad, detailed, highly nuanced range of tones which can be controlled with a fine level of detail. The technique starts with a simple wave—usually a sine wave—which is then modulated by another wave. The interaction between the two (or more) waves creates and shapes the sound over time. FM synthesis offers an infinite range of possibilities and permutations: it is this range of choices which gives the broad array of tonal nuances that are available with FM. How to Make a Noise: Frequency Modulation Synthesis shows you how to create a broad, detailed, highly nuanced range of controllable tones. These principles can then be applied to any synthesizer with frequency modulation capabilities.

Recording Secrets for the Small Studio

Author: Mike Senior
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317999908
Format: PDF
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Discover how to achieve commercial-grade recordings, even in the smallest studios, by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Recording Secrets for the Small Studio is an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results. Based on the backroom strategies of more than 200 famous names, this thorough and down-to-earth guide leads you through a logical sequence of practical tasks to build your live-room skills progressively from the ground up. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of many specialist studio tactics and gain the confidence to tackle a full range of real-world recording situations. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use. * Learn the fundamental principles of mic technique that you can apply in any recording scenario -- and how to avoid those rookie mistakes that all too often compromise the sonics of lower-budget productions. * Explore advanced techniques which help industry insiders maintain their competitive edge even under the most adverse conditions: creative phase manipulation, improvised acoustics tweaks, inventive monitoring workarounds, subtle psychological tricks... * Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. * Make the best use of limited equipment and session time, especially in situations where you're engineering and producing single-handed. * Pick up tricks and tips from celebrated engineers and producers across the stylistic spectrum, including Steve Albini, Roy Thomas Baker, Joe Barresi, Tchad Blake, Bruce Botnick, Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, Jack Douglas, Geoff Emerick, Paul Epworth, Humberto Gatica, Nigel Godrich, Andy Johns, Eddie Kramer, Kevin Killen, George Massenburg, Hugh Padgham, Alan Parsons, Jack Joseph Puig, Phil Ramone, Bob Rock, Elliott Scheiner, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Butch Vig, Tony Visconti, and many, many more...

Interactive Composition

Author: V. J. Manzo
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199973822
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.