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Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques Paperback – 19 Nov 2008

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  • Paperback: 538 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (25 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240521072
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240521077
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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


So you want to learn the ins and outs of creating dance music and looking to improve your production? Then this book is just for you. No matter what genre you are interested in - trance, techno, garage, chill out, house or what tool you are working with - Abelton, Reason, Reaktor or Absynth, Snowman covers every aspect of dance music production - from sound design, compression and effects to mixing and mastering to help you improve your music.No matter what you level of experience the "Dance Music Manual" is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical tips to help you achieve professional results. The CD provides demo tracks showing what can be achieved when applying the advice contained in the book, including examples of the quality difference before and after mixing and mastering. The CD also contains free software demos for you to download. This book covers every aspect of music production, enables you to achieve professional results using any music software. The CD includes MIDI files, samples and example tracks, shows you what you can achieve when applying the techniques discussed in the book.

Rick Snowman has remixed for high-profile artists, including Madonna, Moby and Massive Attack, learn from one of the best in the field.

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