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Tim - The Official Biography Of Avicii (Paperback): Mans Mosesson Tim - The Official Biography Of Avicii (Paperback)
Mans Mosesson
R355 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R106 (30%) Pre-order

The only official biography of the iconic DJ, Avicii whose death in 2018 shocked the world.

Tim Bergling was a musical visionary who, through his sense for melodies, came to define the era when Swedish and European house music took over the world.

But Tim Bergling was also an introverted and fragile young man who was forced to grow up at an inhumanly fast pace. After a series of emergencies resulting in hospital stays, he stopped touring in the summer of 2016. Barely two years later, he took his own life.

Tim - The Biography of Avicii is written by the award-winning journalist Måns Mosesson, who through interviews with Tim's family, friends and colleagues in the music business, has intimately gotten to know the star producer. The book paints an honest picture of Tim and his search in life, not shying from the difficulties that he struggled with.

Tim - The Official Biography of Avicii (Hardcover): Mans Mosesson Tim - The Official Biography of Avicii (Hardcover)
Mans Mosesson
R501 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R93 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The intimate biography of the iconic DJ who was lost too soon. Like a firework against the night sky, the DJ and producer Tim Bergling exploded onto the music scene. A musical visionary who, through his sense for melodies, came to define the era when Swedish and European house music took over the world. But Tim Bergling was also an introverted and fragile young man who was forced to grow up at an inhumanly fast pace. After a series of emergencies resulting in hospital stays, he stopped touring in the summer of 2016. Barely two years later, he took his own life. Tim - The Biography of Avicii is written by the award-winning journalist Mans Mosesson, who was given unique access to Tim's own notes, as well as interviews with Tim's family, friends and colleagues in the music business. The book paints an honest picture of Tim and his search in life, not shying from the difficulties that he struggled with.

Two Beats Ahead - What Great Musical Minds Teach Us About Creativity and Innovation (Paperback): Panos A. Panay, R. Michael... Two Beats Ahead - What Great Musical Minds Teach Us About Creativity and Innovation (Paperback)
Panos A. Panay, R. Michael Hendrix
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Groundbreaking' Amy Cuddy, bestselling author of Presence 'A roadmap for innovators, entrepreneurs and those seeking new avenues for exploring and reimagining the future' Deepak Chopra Musicians are masters of innovation, constantly finding new ways to adapt to accelerating change and staying ahead of the beat. ------------------------------------------------------------------- In Two Beats Ahead, Michael Hendrix and Panos Panay demystify the artistic process of some of the greatest creative minds of our time and reveal what they can teach us about creativity. Drawing from first person interviews, you'll learn the secrets of collaboration from Beyonce and Pharrell Williams, grasp the value of experimentation with Radiohead and Imogen Heap, learn how to prototype with Jimmy Iovine, hear why Justin Timberlake thinks you should 'dare to suck', understand the power of reinvention from Gloria Estefan, and the art of producing from T Bone Burnett and Hank Shocklee, co-founder of Public Enemy. A musical mindset is a revolutionary framework for creating and innovating in a dynamic world. Two Beats Ahead shows you how ------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Inspiration for anyone looking to expand the reach of their creativity' Tim Brown, author of Change By Design 'Based on their course at Berklee, Michael and Panos show that a musician's perspective, much like a designers perspective, can unlock inspiration and innovation, no matter who you are' David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school

Doing Research in Sound Design (Hardcover): Michael Filimowicz Doing Research in Sound Design (Hardcover)
Michael Filimowicz
R2,991 R2,794 Discovery Miles 27 940 Save R197 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Doing Research in Sound Design gathers chapters on the wide range of research methodologies used in sound design. Editor Michael Filimowicz and a diverse group of contributors provide an overview of cross-disciplinary inquiry into sound design that transcends discursive and practical divides. The book covers Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods inquiry. For those new to sound design research, each chapter covers specific research methods that can be utilized directly in order to begin to integrate the methodology into their practice. More experienced researchers will find the scope of topics comprehensive and rich in ideas for new lines of inquiry. Students and teachers in sound design graduate programs, industry-based R&D experts and audio professionals will find the volume to be a useful guide in developing their skills of inquiry into sound design for any particular application area.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Stephanie Diamond Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Stephanie Diamond
R660 R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies, 4E will introduce readers to everything they need to know to get started with this advanced voice recognition software. Readers will get the most up-to-date information on the latest version of the software. PART I: Hatching and Launching Your Dragon Software Chapter 1: Preparing for Dragons Chapter 2: Basic Training Chapter 3: Launching and Controlling Your Dragon PART II: Fire-Breathing 101 Chapter 4: Basic Dictating Chapter 5: Selecting, Editing, and Correcting in the NaturallySpeaking Window Chapter 6: Fonts, Alignment, and All That: Formatting Your Document Chapter 7: Proofreading and Listening to Your Text Chapter 8: Using Recorded Speech Chapter 9: Mobile Edition and NaturallyMobile Recorder PART III: Giving Your Applications Wings Chapter 10: Dictating into Other Applications Chapter 11: Controlling Your Desktop and Windows by Voice Chapter 12: Using NaturalWord for Word and WordPerfect Chapter 13: A Dragon Online Chapter 14: Dragon Your Data Around Chapter 15: Staying Organized on the Move PART IV: Precision Flying Chapter 16: Feeding Your Dragon: RAM, Disk Space, and Speed Chapter 17: Speaking More Clearly to Your Dragon Chapter 18: Additional Training and Vocabulary Building Chapter 19: Improving Audio Input Chapter 20: Dealing with Change Chapter 21: Having Multiple Users or Vocabularies Chapter 22: Creating Your Own Commands Chapter 23: Taking Draconian Measures: Workarounds for Problems PART V: The Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten Common Problems Chapter 25: Ten Time-and-Sanity-Saving Tips Chapter 26: Ten Mistakes to Avoid Chapter 27: Ten Stupid Dragon Tricks

Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware, Version 9.0 (Paperback, International Edition): Avid Technology Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware, Version 9.0 (Paperback, International Edition)
Avid Technology
R1,048 R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Save R155 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

PRO TOOLS 101 OFFICIAL COURSEWARE takes a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of Pro Tools systems. Now updated for Pro Tools 9 software, this new edition from the definitive authority on Pro Tools covers everything you need to know to complete a Pro Tools project. Learn to build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, software synthesizers, and virtual instruments. Through hands-on tutorials, develop essential techniques for recording, editing, and mixing. The included DVD-ROM offers tutorial files and videos, additional documentation, and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the projects in the text. Developed as the foundation course of the official Avid Pro Tools Certification program, the guide can be used to learn on your own or to pursue formal Pro Tools certification through a an Avid Authorized Training Partner. Join the ranks of audio professionals around the world as you unleash the creative power of your Pro Tools system.

Integrated Access in Live Performance (Paperback): Louise Fryer, Amelia Cavallo Integrated Access in Live Performance (Paperback)
Louise Fryer, Amelia Cavallo
R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Twelve per cent of UK theatregoers have a disability. This compares with 18% of the UK's adult population. Directors can help build audiences as diverse as the population at large by making their art accessible to all. Live performances are increasingly being made accessible to people with sensory impairments not only to satisfy equality laws and the requirements of funding bodies, but also in the interest of diversity and as a catalyst for creativity. But how do you ensure you don't throw out the access baby with the artistic bathwater? This book draws on the results of the Integrated Access Inquiry: Is It Working? A qualitative study with 20 theatremakers from around the UK, it was commissioned by Extant Theatre - the UK's leading company of blind and visually impaired people, and combines feedback from disabled audiences with advice from the creative teams who have experimented with integrating access. It discusses the challenges and opportunities of working with disabled actors and building in audience access even before rehearsals begin. It offers strategies, case studies and a step-by-step guide to help creative people integrate access into their live performance for the benefit of all.

Doing Research in Sound Design (Paperback): Michael Filimowicz Doing Research in Sound Design (Paperback)
Michael Filimowicz
R1,152 Discovery Miles 11 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Doing Research in Sound Design gathers chapters on the wide range of research methodologies used in sound design. Editor Michael Filimowicz and a diverse group of contributors provide an overview of cross-disciplinary inquiry into sound design that transcends discursive and practical divides. The book covers Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods inquiry. For those new to sound design research, each chapter covers specific research methods that can be utilized directly in order to begin to integrate the methodology into their practice. More experienced researchers will find the scope of topics comprehensive and rich in ideas for new lines of inquiry. Students and teachers in sound design graduate programs, industry-based R&D experts and audio professionals will find the volume to be a useful guide in developing their skills of inquiry into sound design for any particular application area.

The Live Music Business - Management and Production of Concerts and Festivals (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Andy Reynolds The Live Music Business - Management and Production of Concerts and Festivals (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Andy Reynolds
R816 R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Save R155 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Live Music Business: Management and Production of Concerts and Festivals, Third Edition, shines a light on the enigmatic live music business, offering a wealth of inside advice and trade secrets to artists and bands looking to make a living in the industry. Previously published as The Tour Book, this new edition has been extensively revised, reorganized, and updated to reflect today's music industry. This practical guidebook examines the roles of the key players - from booking agents to concert promoters, artist managers to talent buyers - and the deals, conventions, and processes that drive this global business. Written by a touring professional with over 25 years of experience, this book elucidates why playing live is crucial to the success of any musician, band, or artist, explaining issues like: what managers, promoters, and agents do and how they arrange shows and tours; how to understand and negotiate show contracts; how to create a contract rider, and how the rider affects the money you earn from a show; how to appear professional and knowledgeable in an industry with its own conventions, language, and baffling technical terms; and a three-year plan using live performance to kickstart your music career Intended for music artists and students, The Live Music Business presents proven live-music career strategies, covering every aspect of putting on a live show, from rehearsing and soundchecks to promotions, marketing, and contracts. In an era when performing live is more essential than ever, this is the go-to guidebook for getting your show on the road and making a living from music.

Researching Live Music - Gigs, Tours, Concerts and Festivals (Paperback): Chris Anderton, Sergio Pisfil Researching Live Music - Gigs, Tours, Concerts and Festivals (Paperback)
Chris Anderton, Sergio Pisfil
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Researching Live Music offers an important contribution to the emergent field of live music studies. Featuring paradigmatic case studies, this book is split into four parts, first addressing perspectives associated with production, then promotion and consumption, and finally policy. The contributors to the book draw on a range of methodological and theoretical positions to provide a critical resource that casts new light on live music processes and shows how live music events have become central to raising and discussing broader social and cultural issues. Their case studies expand our knowledge of how live music events work and extend beyond the familiar contexts of the United States and United Kingdom to include examples drawn from Argentina, Australia, France, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Poland. Researching Live Music is the first comprehensive review of the different ways in which live music can be studied as an interdisciplinary field, including innovative approaches to the study of historic and contemporary live music events. It represents a crucial reading for professionals, students, and researchers working in all aspects of live music.

Coproduction in the Recording Studio - Perspectives from the Vocal Booth (Hardcover): Rod Davies Coproduction in the Recording Studio - Perspectives from the Vocal Booth (Hardcover)
Rod Davies
R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Coproduction in the Recording Studio: Perspectives from the Vocal Booth details how recording studio environments affect performance in the vocal booth. Drawing on interviews with professional session singers, this book considers sociocultural and sociotechnical theory, the modern home studio space, as well as isolation and self-recording in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is cutting-edge reading for advanced undergraduates, scholars and professionals working in the disciplines of recording studio production, vocal performance, audio engineering and music technology.

Music Documentaries for Radio (Paperback): Sam Coley Music Documentaries for Radio (Paperback)
Sam Coley
R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Drawing on both academic research and real world practice, this book offers an in-depth investigation into the production of music documentaries broadcast on radio. Music Documentaries for Radio provides a thorough overview of how the genre has developed technically and editorially alongside a discussion of the practical production processes involved. Digital production equipment and online tools used in music documentary production are discussed in detail, outlining how the development of these technologies shapes the output of producers operating in both the public service and the commercial sectors of the industry. Drawing on his own experiences as an award-winning music documentary producer, the author also looks at how the industry views this form of radio documentary and considers how innovation and technical advances, as well as governmental regulation, have shaped the field. The book demonstrates how changing practices and technical innovations have led to the emergence of multi-skilled, freelance radio producers and how previously separate production roles have merged into one convergent, multifaceted position. Music Documentaries for Radio is an ideal resource for students and academics in the fields of radio studies, media production, documentary-making, and journalism studies.

Getting to Work with the Avid S6 - An Introduction and Learning Guide (Paperback): Curt Schulkey Getting to Work with the Avid S6 - An Introduction and Learning Guide (Paperback)
Curt Schulkey
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This complete guide to the Avid S6 console offers the best techniques and practices from a seasoned industry veteran, Curt Schulkey, for utilizing its unique features and functions. The Avid S6 was created to be the industry standard virtual mixing console; however, it is so feature-packed that it can be difficult for new users to navigate. This book provides the ultimate guide to breaking down these amazing features and demonstrating how to use them effectively in your next project, with easy-to-follow instructions, rich illustrations, and general real-world advice from the author. This book takes students from neophyte to high-level intermediate. Readers should begin with a functional knowledge of Pro Tools and general understanding of mixing for cinema, but previous knowledge of mixing surfaces is not necessary as this book provides guidance through rudimentary, basic, and intermediary level workflows.

Understanding Game Scoring - The Evolution of Compositional Practice for and through Gaming (Paperback): Mack Enns Understanding Game Scoring - The Evolution of Compositional Practice for and through Gaming (Paperback)
Mack Enns
R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Understanding Game Scoring explores the unique collaboration between gameplay and composition that defines musical scoring for video games. Using an array of case studies reaching back into the canon of classic video games, this book illuminates the musical flexibility, user interactivity and sound programming that make game scoring so different from traditional modes of composition. Mack Enns explores the collaboration between game scorers and players to produce the final score for a game, through case studies of the Nintendo Entertainment System sound hardware configuration, and game scores, including the canonic scores for Super Mario Bros. (1985) and The Legend of Zelda (1986). This book is recommended reading for students and researchers interested in the composition and production of video game scores, as well as those interested in ludo-musicology.

3D Audio (Paperback): Justin Paterson, Hyunkook Lee 3D Audio (Paperback)
Justin Paterson, Hyunkook Lee
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

3D Audio offers a detailed perspective of this rapidly developing arena. Written by many of the world's leading researchers and practitioners, it draws from science, technologies, and creative practice to provide insight into cutting-edge research in 3D audio. Through exploring the intersection of these fields, the reader will gain insight into a number of research areas and professional practice in 3D sonic space. As such, the book acts both as a primer that enables readers to gain an understanding of various aspects of 3D audio, and can inform students and audio enthusiasts, but its deep treatment of a diverse range of topics will also inform professional practitioners and academics beyond their core specialisms. The chapters cover areas such as an Ambisonics, binaural technologies and approaches, psychoacoustics, 3D audio recording, composition for 3D space, 3D audio in live sound, broadcast, and movies - and more. Overall, this book offers a definitive insight into an emerging sound world that is increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives.

Music Documentaries for Radio (Hardcover): Sam Coley Music Documentaries for Radio (Hardcover)
Sam Coley
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Drawing on both academic research and real world practice, this book offers an in-depth investigation into the production of music documentaries broadcast on radio. Music Documentaries for Radio provides a thorough overview of how the genre has developed technically and editorially alongside a discussion of the practical production processes involved. Digital production equipment and online tools used in music documentary production are discussed in detail, outlining how the development of these technologies shapes the output of producers operating in both the public service and the commercial sectors of the industry. Drawing on his own experiences as an award-winning music documentary producer, the author also looks at how the industry views this form of radio documentary and considers how innovation and technical advances, as well as governmental regulation, have shaped the field. The book demonstrates how changing practices and technical innovations have led to the emergence of multi-skilled, freelance radio producers and how previously separate production roles have merged into one convergent, multifaceted position. Music Documentaries for Radio is an ideal resource for students and academics in the fields of radio studies, media production, documentary-making, and journalism studies.

Researching Live Music - Gigs, Tours, Concerts and Festivals (Hardcover): Chris Anderton, Sergio Pisfil Researching Live Music - Gigs, Tours, Concerts and Festivals (Hardcover)
Chris Anderton, Sergio Pisfil
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Researching Live Music offers an important contribution to the emergent field of live music studies. Featuring paradigmatic case studies, this book is split into four parts, first addressing perspectives associated with production, then promotion and consumption, and finally policy. The contributors to the book draw on a range of methodological and theoretical positions to provide a critical resource that casts new light on live music processes and shows how live music events have become central to raising and discussing broader social and cultural issues. Their case studies expand our knowledge of how live music events work and extend beyond the familiar contexts of the United States and United Kingdom to include examples drawn from Argentina, Australia, France, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Poland. Researching Live Music is the first comprehensive review of the different ways in which live music can be studied as an interdisciplinary field, including innovative approaches to the study of historic and contemporary live music events. It represents a crucial reading for professionals, students, and researchers working in all aspects of live music.

Integrated Access in Live Performance (Hardcover): Louise Fryer, Amelia Cavallo Integrated Access in Live Performance (Hardcover)
Louise Fryer, Amelia Cavallo
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Twelve per cent of UK theatregoers have a disability. This compares with 18% of the UK's adult population. Directors can help build audiences as diverse as the population at large by making their art accessible to all. Live performances are increasingly being made accessible to people with sensory impairments not only to satisfy equality laws and the requirements of funding bodies, but also in the interest of diversity and as a catalyst for creativity. But how do you ensure you don't throw out the access baby with the artistic bathwater? This book draws on the results of the Integrated Access Inquiry: Is It Working? A qualitative study with 20 theatremakers from around the UK, it was commissioned by Extant Theatre - the UK's leading company of blind and visually impaired people, and combines feedback from disabled audiences with advice from the creative teams who have experimented with integrating access. It discusses the challenges and opportunities of working with disabled actors and building in audience access even before rehearsals begin. It offers strategies, case studies and a step-by-step guide to help creative people integrate access into their live performance for the benefit of all.

Composing Audiovisually - Perspectives on audiovisual practices and relationships (Paperback): Louise Harris Composing Audiovisually - Perspectives on audiovisual practices and relationships (Paperback)
Louise Harris
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

What does the Coen Brothers' Barton Fink have in common with Norman McLaren's Synchromy? Or with audiovisual sculpture? Or contemporary music video? Composing Audiovisually interrogates how the relationship between the audiovisual media in these works, and our interaction with them, might allow us to develop mechanisms for talking about and understanding our experience of audiovisual media across a broad range of modes. Presenting close readings of audiovisual artefacts, conversations with artists, consideration of contemporary pedagogy and a detailed conceptual and theoretical framework that considers the nature of contemporary audiovisual experience, this book attempts to address gaps in our discourse on audiovisual modes, and offer possible starting points for future, genuinely transdisciplinary thinking in the field.

Sound and Recording - Applications and Theory (Paperback, 8th New edition): Francis Rumsey Sound and Recording - Applications and Theory (Paperback, 8th New edition)
Francis Rumsey
R1,211 Discovery Miles 12 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, Sound and Recording is the essential guide for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound, and recording. This updated and comprehensively restructured edition includes new content on DAW configuration, effects processing, 3D/immersive audio systems, object-based audio, and VR audio technology. This bestselling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology, and systems. Sound and Recording is the ideal audio engineering text for students, an accessible reference for professionals, and a comprehensive introduction for hobbyists.

Modern Recording Techniques (Paperback, 9th New edition): David Miles Huber, Robert E. Runstein Modern Recording Techniques (Paperback, 9th New edition)
David Miles Huber, Robert E. Runstein
R750 R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Save R71 (9%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you're just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It's a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves. Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more. A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and a link to the author's blog. Instructor resources include a test bank and an instructor's manual. The ninth edition includes:Updated tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your studio; An introduction to the Apple iOS in music production; Introductions to new technologies and important retro studio techniques; The latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering.

GarageBand For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bob LeVitus GarageBand For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Bob LeVitus
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Lay down some tracks--no garage required! GarageBand has become the default musical sketchpad for both well-known artists and hobbyists musicians who want a simple way to record, edit, and share their own tunes. GarageBand For Dummies is your go-to guide to navigating the interface and making the tweaks to create your own songs. Look inside to discover how to lay down a beat with the virtual drum kits, layer on sweet sounds with built-in virtual instruments, and attach simple hardware to record vocals or live instruments on a Mac, iPad, or even an iPhone. Use built-in instruments to create a song Attach your guitar or mic to record live sounds Export your final product or individual tracks Add effects and edit your song GarageBand is the simplest way to create basic tracks without investing in costly hardware and learning a complex digital audio workstation software package--and this book shows you how.

Sound Inventions - Selected Articles from Experimental Musical Instruments (Hardcover): Bart Hopkin, Sudhu Tewari Sound Inventions - Selected Articles from Experimental Musical Instruments (Hardcover)
Bart Hopkin, Sudhu Tewari
R3,116 Discovery Miles 31 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sound Inventions is a collection of 34 articles taken from Experimental Musical Instruments, the seminal journal published from 1984 through 1999. In addition to the selected articles, the editors have contributed introductory essays, placing the material in cultural and temporal context, providing an overview of the field both before and after the time of original publication. The Experimental Musical Instruments journal contributed extensively to a number of sub-fields, including sound sculpture and sound art, sound design, tuning theory, musical instrument acoustics, timbre and timbral perception, musical instrument construction and materials, pedagogy, and contemporary performance and composition. This book provides a picture of this important early period, presenting a wealth of material that is as valuable and relevant today as it was when first published, making it essential reading for anyone researching, working with or studying sound.

The Creative Electronic Music Producer (Paperback): Thomas Brett The Creative Electronic Music Producer (Paperback)
Thomas Brett
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Creative Electronic Music Producer examines the creative processes of electronic music production, from idea discovery and perception to the power of improvising, editing, effects processing, and sound design. Featuring case studies from across the globe on musical systems and workflows used in the production process, this book highlights how to pursue creative breakthroughs through exploration, trial and error tinkering, recombination, and transformation. The Creative Electronic Music Producer maps production's enchanting pathways in a way that will fascinate and inspire students of electronic music production, professionals already working in the industry, and hobbyists.

The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music (Paperback): Melanie Fritsch, Tim Summers The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music (Paperback)
Melanie Fritsch, Tim Summers
R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Video game music has been permeating popular culture for over forty years. Now, reaching billions of listeners, game music encompasses a diverse spectrum of musical materials and practices. This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of video game music by a diverse group of scholars and industry professionals. The chapters and summaries consolidate existing knowledge and present tools for readers to engage with the music in new ways. Many popular games are analysed, including Super Mario Galaxy, Bastion, The Last of Us, Kentucky Route Zero and the Katamari, Gran Turismo and Tales series. Topics include chiptunes, compositional processes, localization, history and game music concerts. The book also engages with other disciplines such as psychology, music analysis, business strategy and critical theory, and will prove an equally valuable resource for readers active in the industry, composers or designers, and music students and scholars.

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