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Dance Music Manual: Tools. Toys and Techniques

Dance Music Manual: Tools. Toys and Techniques

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By (author) Rick Snoman

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  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 28mm | 1,156g
  • Publication date: 19 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0240521072
  • ISBN 13: 9780240521077
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 46,457

Product description

Whatever your level of experience, the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques, and practical examples to help you achieve professional results. Written by a professional producer and remixer, this book offers a comprehensive approach to music production, including knowledge of the tools, equipment, and different dance genres. Get more advice and resources from the book's official website, www.dancemusicproduction.com.

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Author information

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. 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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"In short, Snoman knows what he's talking about." - Music Tech "An exceptionally well-written and researched book... All in all it adds up to quite a package, which deserves a place on any aspiring dance music producer's desk." - Music Tech

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Sequencing, sequencers and The MIDI protocol Chapter 2: Digital Audio Chapter 3: Synthesizers and Synthesis Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade Chapter 5: Programming Theory Chapter 6: Sampling and sample manipulation Chapter 7: Compression processing and effects Chapter 8: Cables, mixing desks and effects busses Chapter 9: Recording vocals Chapter 10: Recording Instruments Chapter 11: Dance Music Theory 101 Chapter 12: Dance genres: including 2-step garage, Drum'n'Bass, Trance, Hip hop, Chill out, House, Techno, Trip hop Chapter 13: Mixing Chapter 14: Mastering Chapter 15: Publishing and promotion Chapter 16: Remixing and sample clearance Chapter 17: A DJ's perspective