Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques / Edition 2

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Overview

What are the differences between trance and chill out? How can you create compelling, professional-sounding original or remixed dance tracks? With Dance Music Manual, you’ll get coverage of every aspect of dance music production—from designing sounds to compression, from effects to mixing and mastering—and go even further, with advice on publishing and promoting your tracks. No matter your level of experience, this book is packed with techniques and practical tips to help you achieve professional results, whether you’re an aspiring dance music producer, DJ, remixer, recording engineer, musician, or composer.

The companion website provides examples of synthesis programming, compression, effects, MIDI files and examples of the tracks discussed within this edition.

The third edition includes up-to-date dance music coverage, including new chapters on arranging dance music, layering kicks, more on music theory, fundamentals of rhythm, building professional drum loops, gain structure, producing dubstep, and advice on the very latest production techniques.

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In short, Snoman knows what he's talking about. —Music Tech
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240521077
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/13/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 470,153
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Snoman has been actively involved in the electronic dance music scene since the late eighties. He has produced numerous white labels and released under various guises such as Phiadra, GOD and Red5. He has remixed professionally for artists such as Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Madonna and worked as a ghost producer for recording artists and international DJ’s. Alongside holding seminars across the UK on producing club-based music, he has written numerous articles and reviews for leading music technology magazines and authored a distance-learning course for Music For the Media. He currently runs his own recording studios in Manchester, UK.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Music Theory Part 1 - Octaves, Scales and Modes Chapter 2: Music Theory Part 2 - Chords and Harmony Chapter 3: Music Theory Part 3 - Fundamentals of EDM Rhythm Chapter 4: Basic Electronics and Acoustic Science Chapter 5: MIDI, Audio and the Digital Audio Workstation Chapter 6: Synthesizers Chapter 7: Samplers Chapter 8: Compressors Chapter 9: Processors Chapter 10: Effects Chapter 11: Mixing Structure Chapter 12: Audio Interfaces & Connectivity Chapter 13: Gain Structure Chapter 14: Vocals and Recording Chapter 15: Kicks & Percussion Chapter 16: Composing Drum Loops Chapter 17: Sound Design I – The Theory Chapter 18: Sound Design II - Practice Chapter 19 : Formal Structure Chapter 20: Trance Chapter 21: Dubstep Chapter 22: Ambient/Chill out Chapter 23: Drum ‘n’ Bass Chapter 24: House Chapter 25: Techno Chapter 26: Mixing Theory Chapter 27: Practical Mixing Chapter 28: Mastering Chapter 29: Publishing and Promotion Chapter 30: A DJ’s Perspective Appendix A: Binary and Hex Appendix B: Decimal to Hexadecimal Conversion Table Appendix C: General MIDI Instrument Patch Maps Appendix D: General MIDI CC List Appendix E: Sequencer Note Divisions Appendix F: Tempo Delay Time Chart Appendix G: Musical Note to MIDI and Frequencies

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