Your Free Open Source Music Studio

Overview

Music production can be an expensive and daunting task - but it doesn't have to be. YOUR FREE OPEN SOURCE MUSIC STUDIO provides a complete walkthrough of free and shareware applications and plug-ins that will have you sounding like a pro. Get your hands on cutting-edge software by trying out new plug-ins from the developers of tomorrow. Not only will you get software applications and plug-ins that rival those professionals and enthusiasts pay top dollar for, but you'll also learn where to find audio software to ...

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Overview

Music production can be an expensive and daunting task - but it doesn't have to be. YOUR FREE OPEN SOURCE MUSIC STUDIO provides a complete walkthrough of free and shareware applications and plug-ins that will have you sounding like a pro. Get your hands on cutting-edge software by trying out new plug-ins from the developers of tomorrow. Not only will you get software applications and plug-ins that rival those professionals and enthusiasts pay top dollar for, but you'll also learn where to find audio software to ultimately build the recording computer of your dreams at a fraction of the cost. YOUR FREE OPEN SOURCE MUSIC STUDIO starts off by guiding you through the plethora of choices involved in purchasing a computer and the right hardware. Then it swiftly assists you in finding and acquiring freeware and shareware software that will have you making music in no time. Covering DAWs, synths, FX, drum machines, and more, this book is your key to building an efficient, cost-effective setup so you can get back to doing what you love-making music.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435458369
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

G. W. Childs IV has not only published several books on Reason (Reason 7 Power, Going Pro with Reason), Ableton Live (Going Pro with Ableton Live) and sound design (Creating Music and Sound for Video Games), but he was also a sound designer on Reason itself. He's also had a highly successful career in designing sounds for games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords, Star Wars: Battlefront, and more. As a remix artist he's remixed major acts like Gene Loves Jezebel, Ray Charles, James Brown, and more.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. What You Need, What's Free, and What's Not. 2. DAWs. 3. Synthesizers. 4. FX. 5. Drum Machines. 6. Niche Plug-Ins. 7. Where to Find More. Appendix A: More Must-Haves. Appendix B: Interviews with Laura Escude and Don Hill. Index.

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