(Berklee Press). Get the most out of Digidesign's Pro Tools software with this comprehensive home studio guide that will show you how to create the highest quality recordings by honing your production skills and engineering techniques. With a complete explanation of the entire production process, you'll find out everything you need to know to make your music projects stand out from the rest. You'll learn how to: mix and master recordings like the pros; run a recording session and produce great songs; set up your home studio and improve its efficiency; set up mics to capture superior sounds; master the intricacies of Pro Tools with keystroke shortcuts and technical instruction; record real-sounding MIDI tracks; and much more. Ideal for producers, engineers, songwriters and artists. The Second Edition is fully updated for the new features of Pro Tools 6.X software and all Digidesign home studio hardware products. A new chapter on Digital Audio Editing was added to the book, and new hands-on projects have been added in every chapter. Additionally, there are new, more advanced Pro Tools sessions with audio examples that explain many in-demand Pro Tools techniques.
(Music Sales America). Fully updated to explain digital editing, computer maintenance, system enhancement, CD burning and mastering, this book covers the whole range of home recording techniques, from acoustically treating your studio to arriving at a completed master. Illustrated throughout with easy-to-follow diagrams and screen shots, this second edition is an indispensable handbook for every aspiring home-studio owner.
The live concert business is exploding; hundreds of acts are hitting the road every year, and whatever style music they play, they need to sound great. How can you be at the controls for these show? Learn from this book Meet 72 of the world's finest front-of-house and monitor engineers, and listen as they reveal what gear they use and how, how they make top acts always sound amazing, and what it takes to survive the climb to the big time. Get the inside scoop straight from concert engineers on the road with stars such as Aerosmith, KISS, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2, the Dixie Chicks, Blondie, Madonna, Norah Jones, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others
Of all the paths available to today's musicians, the life of the singer-songwriter remains one of the most alluring and popular. This handbook is the ultimate guide for the modern singer-songwriter, full of real-world advice and encouragement for both aspiring and accomplished troubadours. The founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers draws on his own experiences as a performing songwriter and interviews with artists such as Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, Chrissie Hynde and Paul Simon to offer an invaluable companion for the journey from idea to song to stage and studio. Also includes inside info from managers, agents, lawyers and record execs. "A lucid, well-written, fact-stuffed work." - Bruce Cockburn
Once a thriving body of innovative and fluid music, jazz is now the victim of destructive professional and artistic forces, says Eric Nisenson. Corruption by marketers, appropriation by the mainstream, superficial media portrayal, and sheer lack of skill have all contributed to the demise of this venerable art form. Nisenson persuasively describes how the entire jazz "industry" is controlled by a select cadre with a choke hold on the most vital components of the music. As the listening culture has changed, have spontaneity and improvisation been sacrificed? You can agree or disagree with Nisenson's thesis and arguments, but as Booklist says, "his passion is engrossing."
Collects songs submitted to the "Department of Folk Songs" on the popular radio show "Prairie Home Companion," including sea chanteys, parodies, and nonsense songs
Everyone knows the success stories of the music industry - how Michael Jackson's Thriller blew the roof off and how Clive Davis helped orchestrate Carlos Santana's stunning comeback. But now you'll find out about people who were dead wrong. This book details some of the most expensive blunders ever made by artists and by record executives, managers and producers who've worked with stars such as Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, The Beatles, Madonna, Nickelback, Bob Dylan, Dido, The Rolling Stones, and dozens more. From contract and copyright screw-ups to sheer arrogance and lying, this book includes eye-opening revelations on: the pitfalls of employing a family member - the marketability of suicide - the industry's accepted levels of lies and thievery - and much, much more.
An updated edition of the biography of The Stone Roses, the band who single-handedly set the blueprint for the resurgence of UK rock'n'roll in the 1990s. This is the story of their success, written with full co-operation of the various band members, including John Squire and Ian Brown.
Now there's an easy way to learn how to record tracks on your home computer, create MIDI files, and master your own CDs. This book demystifies the recording process. It provides simple, easy-to-follow instructions on: choosing and setting up computer and audio equipment, MIDI recording and editing, selecting and using microphones, audio recording and editing, effects, EQ, working with virtual instrument and beat-slicing software, mastering, CD production and much more The book contains 88 diagrams, tables, photos, and screenshots.