Emphasising the creative aspect of music technology, this introduction sets out an overview of the field for music students in a non-scientific and straightforward way. Engaging and user-friendly, the book covers studio concepts: basic audio and the studio workflow, including audio and MIDI recording. It explores synthesisers, samplers and drum machines as well as basic concepts for electronic performance. In considering the role of the DJ, the book addresses remixing and production, drawing upon many examples from the popular music repertoire as well as looking at the studio as an experimental laboratory. The creative workflow involved in music for media is discussed, as well as controllers for performance and the basics of hacking electronics for music. The book as a whole reflects the many exciting areas found today in music technology and aims to set aspiring musicians off on a journey of discovery in electronic music.
- Electronic book text
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 46 b/w illus.
Table of contents
Preface; 1. Representing and storing sound; 2. A studio overview; 3. Synthesiser, samplers and drum machines; 4. Live music technology (the FAQs); 5. Select, remix, mashup; 6. The producer; 7. Music, sound and visual media; 8. The studio as experimental lab; 9. Controllers: new creative possibilities in performance; 10. Hacking electronics for music; Further avenues for exploration; Glossary; Bibliography; Filmography; Discography.