I started writing books about music & audio software in 1999 and my first book, Pro Tools 5.1 for Music Production, was a big success - probably as it was the first book published about high-end Pro Tools systems. This encouraged me to write more books for Focal Press and I am currently putting the finishing touches to my 9th book - “Advanced In-the-Box Music Production with Pro Tools” - which will be published in the summer of 2014.
My goal has always been to de-mystify the technicalities that so often get in the way of creative musicians, recording engineers and producers when all they want to do is to create music and make excellent recordings. To this end, I always strive to make my books as readable as possible by as International a readership as possible. So, mindful that many of my readers will not have English as their first language, I mostly avoid the slang expressions and joking comments which I usually use in everyday life!
When I am not writing the books, I am a very active musician, studio producer, arranger, song co-writer, and recording engineer. I work on a mix of commercial projects and personal projects, and I set up my own personal record label - www.rudenoterecords.com - in August 2011 to release music that I have co-written or produced.