MUSIC
Future Music - October 2017
Future Music brings you the most in-depth news and reviews from respected industry professionals. We'll also give you all the advice you need to get the most from your current set-up, and interviews with musicians at the cutting-edge of technology
Audio Production and Critical Listening : Technical Ear Training, Second Edition
Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training, Second Edition develops your critical and expert listening skills, enabling you to listen to audio like an award-winning engineer. Featuring an accessible writing style, this new edition includes information on objective measurements of sound, technical descriptions of signal processing, and their relationships to subjective impressions of sound. It also includes information on hearing conservation, ear plugs, and listening levels, as well as bias in the listening process.

The interactive web browser-based "ear training" software practice modules provide experience identifying various types of signal processes and manipulations. Working alongside the clear and detailed explanations in the book, this software completes the learning package that will help you train you ears to listen and really "hear" your recordings.
Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer by Andrea Pejrolo and Richard DeRosa
This unique book is a complete guidance on both traditional orchestration and modern production techniques. With effective explanations and clear illustrations, you will learn how to integrate the traditional approach to orchestration with the modern sequencing techniques and tools available. You will discover how to bridge the two approaches in order to enhance your final production.
Electronic Musician - September 2017
Electronic Musician is not merely a recording magazine but covers all aspects of music production—performance, recording, and technology, from studio to stage. EM finds the top artists and producers – as well as all the musical trendsetters – and gets them to advise, mentor, and detail their craft. Each issue gives you the tools you need to make better music, from production to performance. Plus tips and techniques, gear reviews, and insights from today’s top artists.

MusicTech - September 2017
The new issue of MusicTech is on sale from Thursday 17th August and we’re honoured to be the first magazine to present a feature on the brand new studio facilities at the legendary Abbey Road studios: The Gatehouse and the Penthouse. 

Watermarking in Audio Key Techniques and Technologies
The availability of increased computational power and the proliferation of the Internet have facilitated the production and distribution of unauthorized copies of multimedia information. As a result, the problem of multimedia copyright protection has attracted the interest of the worldwide scientific and the business communities. The most promising solution seems to be the watermarking process where the original data is marked with ownership information hidden in an imperceptible manner in the original signal. Watermarking in Audio: Key Techniques and Technologies is an inclusive compilation of the most important and fundamental theories and techniques in digital audio watermarking. It includes a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art techniques used in digital audio watermarking and focuses on two key issues in digital audio watermarking: psychoacoustic modeling and synchronization. 

Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music: A Practical Approach
Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music: A Practical Approach is an innovative and groundbreaking approach to medieval music as living repertoire. The book provides philosophical frameworks, primary-source analysis, and clear, actionable practices and exercises aimed at recovering the improvisatory and inventive aspects of medieval music for contemporary musicians. Aimed at both instrumentalists and vocalists, the book explores the utilization of musical models, the inventive implications of medieval notation, and the ways in which memory, mode, rhetoric, and primary source paradigms inform the improvisatory process in both monophonic and polyphonic music of the Middle Ages. Angela Mariani, an experienced performer of both medieval music and folk and traditional musics, rediscovers and explicates the processes of imagination, invention, and improvisation which historically energized both medieval music in its own period and in its revival in our own time. Based on decades of research, university teaching, ensemble direction, collaboration, and performance, Mariani's impassioned stance that "the elusive element of inventio, as the medieval rhetoricians would have called it, must always be provided by the performer in the present," emphasizes medieval music performance practice as a dynamic and still-vital tradition. Students, teachers, directors, and those interested in the wealth of expressive beauty found in the music of the middle ages will likewise find value and meaning in her clear and accessible prose, and in the practical processes and exercises that make this book unique within the literature of medieval performance practice.

100 Orchestration Tips E-book
Practical, indispensable knowledge from one of the internet’s leading orchestration teachers.

Orchestration manuals tell you the basics: the varieties, characteristics, techniques, and ranges of orchestral instruments; how they’re generally used; and some useful samples to study. 100 Orchestration Tips goes deeper, bringing you the perspective of working orchestrators and professional concert players. It shows how these people think, why they make certain choices, and how that can improve your abilities as an arranger and composer.

Choosing Notes: A Music Theory Companion: Creativity, Ear Training and Literacy
Are you a performer, teacher or student looking for new ways to approach sight-reading, chord construction or improvisation? Are you stuck in a musical rut? Do you have gaps in your understanding of music theory? Are you interested in exploring new ideas for writing charts, playing by ear, composing, songwriting? No matter what instrument or style of music you play, this book will help you get to that elusive next level. 
Musical Inventions: DIY Instruments to Toot, Tap, Crank, Strum, Pluck, and Switch On
People have been playing music on homemade instruments for thousands of years. But creating new instruments is much more than an art form. When you want to make a note sound higher or lower, you have to change the sound waves coming out of the instrument. That's science! When you explore the way different materials produce different sounds, that's engineering. When you speed up or slow down a song, you're counting beats – using math. And technology makes electronic instruments and devices to record and play back music possible.