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Future Music February 2019
The depths of winter and the post-Christmas lull offer the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time in the studio and give your production skills an overhaul. So brush those mince pie crumbs off your desk, wipe the eggnog from synth keys and get ready to make your best tracks ever in 2019.

Future Music’s bumper Make Better Music issue is here to help. From sound design ideas to mixing skills and artist advice, we’ve got plenty of fresh techniques for you to try, with loads of videos, samples and audio demos to help you along.
The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Audio
The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of audio, with both practical and theoretical explanations. It is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, but without needing an engineering degree. The Audio Expert explains how audio really works in much more depth than usual, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies, with minimal math. It uses an easy to read conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos to augment the printed text.

However, this book goes beyond merely explaining how audio works. It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. It also describes in great detail many practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, including video production and computers. This book is meant for intermediate to advanced recording engineers and audiophiles who want to become experts. There's plenty for beginners too.
The Complete Technique Theory and Scales Compilation for Guitar
This compilation brings together three best-selling books that will help you master the essential rudiments of playing the guitar; Technique, Theory and the Application of all the Essential Scales in Music.

At over 285 pages, this book contains over 400 notated audio examples and 60 backing tracks that demonstrate every technique, lick and scale clearly in a musical context.

Beginners to very advanced players will all find plenty of ideas, techniques and musical vocabulary to keep them improving for years.
Computer Music Instruments: Foundations Design and Development
This book is divided into three elements. Part I provides a broad introduction to the foundations of computer music instruments, covering some key points in digital signal processing, with rigorous but approachable mathematics, and programming examples, as well as an overview of development environments for computer instruments. In Part II, the author presents synthesis and processing, with chapters on source-filter models, summation formulae, feedback and adaptive systems, granular methods, and frequency-domain techniques. In Part III he explains application development approaches, in particular communication protocols and user interfaces, and computer music platforms.
An Introduction to Modern Music Creation: Music Composition and Production with Technology
This book is for all musicians–student, teacher, professional and hobbyists–pursuing a musical achievement in any form or level. The main theme of this writing focuses on how composers adopt new computer software technology in their music composition, which rest of other composers–and performers as well–can benefit from.

Based on an in-depth analysis of music composition with music technology, this book illustrates how music composers adopt music technology in their music composition and production.
Musical Composition: Craft and Art by Alan Belkin
An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composer

This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a style-neutral approach, in addition to presenting the commonly known classical forms, this book offers invaluable general guidance on developing and connecting musical ideas, building to a climax, and other fundamental formal principles. It is designed for both classroom use and independent study.
Computer Music February 2019
Computer Music magazine is the complete guide to making great music with your Mac and PC. Each month, you can find easy-to-follow guides for all sorts of music production techniques, high-quality video tutorials, unbiased reviews of the latest products plus answers to your technical questions. Computer Music brings you the best in tutorials, reviews, news and features, and no matter whether you’re a complete newcomer to computer-based music production or a seasoned pro, there’s plenty for you in every issue.
Computer Music January 2019
Computer Music magazine is the complete guide to making great music with your Mac and PC. Each month, you can find easy-to-follow guides for all sorts of music production techniques, high-quality video tutorials, unbiased reviews of the latest products plus answers to your technical questions. Computer Music brings you the best in tutorials, reviews, news and features, and no matter whether you’re a complete newcomer to computer-based music production or a seasoned pro, there’s plenty for you in every issue.
Digital Sound Studies
The digital turn has created new opportunities for scholars across disciplines to use sound in their scholarship. This volume’s contributors provide a blueprint for making sound central to research, teaching, and dissemination. They show how digital sound studies has the potential to transform silent, text-centric cultures of communication in the humanities into rich, multisensory experiences that are more inclusive of diverse knowledges and abilities. Drawing on multiple disciplines—including rhetoric and composition, performance studies, anthropology, history, and information science—the contributors to Digital Sound Studies bring digital humanities and sound studies into productive conversation while probing the assumptions behind the use of digital tools and technologies in academic life. In so doing, they explore how sonic experience might transform our scholarly networks, writing processes, research methodologies, pedagogies, and knowledges of the archive. As they demonstrate, incorporating sound into scholarship is thus not only feasible but urgently necessary.
Designing Digital Musical Instruments Using Probatio A Physical Prototyping Toolkit
The author presents Probatio, a toolkit for building functional DMI (digital musical instruments) prototypes, artifacts in which gestural control and sound production are physically decoupled but digitally mapped. He uses the concept of instrumental inheritance, the application of gestural and/or structural components of existing instruments to generate ideas for new instruments. To support analysis and combination, he then leverages a traditional design method, the morphological chart, in which existing artifacts are split into parts, presented in a visual form and then recombined to produce new ideas. And finally he integrates the concept and the method in a concrete object, a physical prototyping toolkit for building functional DMI prototypes: Probatio. The author's evaluation of this modular system shows it reduces the time required to develop functional prototypes.
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