Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques

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Taylor & Francis, May 2, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
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So you want to learn the ins and outs of creating dance music and looking to improve your production? Then this book is just for you. No matter what genre you are interested in- trance, techno, garage, chill out, house or what tool you are working with- Abelton, Reason, Reaktor or Absynth, Snowman covers every aspect of dance music production- from sound design, compression and effects to mixing and mastering to help you improve your music. No matter what you level of experience the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical tips to help you achieve professional results.

The CD provides demo tracks showing what can be achieved when applying the advice contained in the book, including examples of the quality difference before and after mixing and mastering. The CD also contains free software demos for you to download.

For even more advice and resources, check out the book's official website

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Technology and Theory
Dance Genres
Mixing Promotion
Binary and Hex
Decimal to Hexadecimal Conversion Table
General MIDI Instrument Patch Maps
General MIDI CC List
Sequencer Note Divisions
Tempo Delay Time Chart
Musical Note to MIDI and Frequencies

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About the author (2013)

Rick Snoman has been actively involved in the dance music scene since the late eighties and has produced and released numerous white labels and remixed over thirty professional artists solely for the dance floor. He has held seminars across the UK on remixing and producing club-based dance music and written numerous articles and reviews for leading music technology magazines and websites.

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