Composition for Computer Musicians (Paperback)

Author: Hewitt, Michael

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Want to compose your own digital music? This friendly guide explains the basics of composing songs and music on the computer, using any music-creation-and-recording program, whether you choose Reason, Live, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Finale, Sibelius, Fruity Loops, Sonar, etc. It''s not as hard as it sounds, and this book eases the learning curve so you''ll be making music in no time. You''ll quickly learn how to set up you computer, program rhythm and drums, create bass lines and melodic leads, and use FX and samples. You''ll also learn to mix and master your track and distribute it to a mass audience. COMPOSITION FOR COMPUTER MUSICIANS explains it all while showing you the basics of music theory throughout a so you''ll be sure you''re not just making noise on the computer, you''re using your computer to make professional-sounding music.

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Publisher Cengage Learning Ptr
Mfg Part# 9781598638615
SKU 210574507
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1598638610
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 7.25L x 0.5T
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Editors Note You might be extremely knowledgeable about the software that you use, have a good understanding of your own genre, and even have a good basic understanding of music theory. However, this does not necessarily mean that you can write effective music tracks. You need another kind of knowledge as well ? the knowledge of composition. This friendly guide explains the basics of composing songs and music on the computer using any music using any music creation and recording program, whether you choose Reason, Live, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Finale, Sibelius, FL Studio, SONAR, or anything else. It?s not as hard as it sounds, and this book eases the learning curve so you?ll be making music in no time. You?ll quickly learn how to program rhythm and drums, create basslines and melodic leads, and use FX and samples. You?ll also learn about mixing and mastering your track and distributing it to a mass audience. Composition for Computer Musicians explains it all while showing you the basics of music theory throughout so you?ll be sure you?re not just making noise on the computer ? you?re using your computer to make professional-sounding music.

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