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Dance Music Manual

Tools, Toys, and Techniques, 2nd Edition

By Rick Snoman, Rick Snoman, Rick Snoman

  1. ISBN: 9780240521077
  2. Publication Date: November 2008
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 528
  5. Price:
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    • £20.99 (GBP)
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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.

Author Bio

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.

Reviews

"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

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