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Compressor 4 - How it Works: A new type of manual - the visual approach [Paperback]

Edgar Rothermich
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10 Jan 2012
This book is based on the current version of Compressor 4 (v4.0.7) "Compressor 4 - How it Works" from the GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) explains Apple's compression software "Compressor" with rich illustrations that are not found in the official manual. The 69 pages letter size book helps you to understand all the concepts and workflows in that powerful little app. What are Graphically Enhanced Manuals? They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 of pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand. What are Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM)? They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 of pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand.

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  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (10 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469901161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469901169
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,028,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Germany, Edgar Rothermich studied music and sound engineering at the prestigious Tonmeister program at University of Arts in Berlin where he graduated in 1989 with a Master's Degree. He worked as a composer and music producer in Berlin and moved to Los Angeles in 1991 where he continued his work on numerous projects in the music and film industry ("The Celestine Prophecy", "Outer Limits", "Babylon 5", "What the Bleep do we know", "Fuel", "Big Money Rustlas").

For the past 20 years Edgar has had a successful musical partnership with electronic music pioneer and founding Tangerine Dream member Christopher Franke. Recently in addition to his collaboration with Christopher, Edgar has been working with other artists as well as on his own projects.

In 2010 he started to release his solo records in the "Why Not ..." series with different styles and genres. The current releases are "Why Not Electronica", "Why Not Electronica Again", "Why Not Solo Piano"and "Why Not 90s Electronica". This previously unreleased album was produced in 1991/1992 by Christopher Franke. All albums are available on Amazon and iTunes including the latest release in 2012, the re-recording of the Blade Runner Soundtrack

In addition to composing music, Edgar Rothermich is writing technical manuals with a unique style, focusing on rich graphics and diagrams to explain concepts and functionality of software applications under his popular GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals). His bestselling books are available as printed books on Amazon as Multi-Touch eBooks on Apple's iBookstore and as pdf downloads.

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Born in Germany, Edgar Rothermich (www.DingDingMusic.com) studied music at the University of Arts in Berlin and graduated in 1989 with a Master's Degree in piano and sound engineering. He worked as a composer and music producer in Berlin and moved to Los Angeles in 1991 where he continued his work on numerous projects in the music and film industry ("The Celestine Prophecy", "Outer Limits", "Babylon 5", "What the Bleep do we know", "Fuel", "Big Money Rustles"). For the past 20 years Edgar has had a successful musical partnership with electronic music pioneer and founding Tangerine Dream member Christopher Franke. Recently in addition to his collaboration with Christopher, Edgar has been working with other artists as well as on his own projects. In addition to composing music, Edgar Rothermich was writing technical manuals with a unique style, focusing on rich graphics and diagrams to explain concepts and functionality of software applications. In August 2011, he released his first commercial book "Final Cut Pro X - How it Works" under his popular GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals), available as digital downloads and standard books More information at www.DingDingMusic.com/GEM

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3.0 out of 5 stars Well illustrated. 11 Sep 2013
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I found this book to be fairly hard going,..but maybe it takes a little more time to get to grips with the info.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Compressor Version 4.1.1support? 21 April 2014
By Lance Drake - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It's stated this book is for Version 4.0.7 of COMPRESSOR.

I am not sure what are the UserInterface differences, if any, in version 4.0.7 and the newer Version 4.1.1 of Compressor.

I hope the author would soon please address this point.

Also - it would be GREAT if there were a KINDLE version of the book.

Thanks!
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Clear, and Memorable! 30 Nov 2013
By Scot - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've read Edgar's manuals on Final Cut Pro X (How it Works, and the Details), and Compressor, (Twice) and purchased the one for Motion. Put simply, they are brilliant. They are far and away the best manuals I have ever seen. They take complex concepts and make them visual, clear, and memorable. I attempted to read other books, and just couldn't get through them, I read his manuals and it all suddenly became clear. My level was advanced beginner when I approached his manuals, and now I feel I am strong intermediate. The clarity of his thinking, the beauty of his presentation, and intelligence, combined with his ability to sift through the complexity of these concepts to present what is the essence of the topic is unmatched in my experience. Being a computer professional myself for the past 20 years, who has received high praise for my own documentation, I feel qualified to say he is the best I have ever seen. You will quickly master the basics and beyond with these manuals. Sincere gratitude to him.
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