GarageBand, Reason and Ableton Live 5 all covered 21/03/06
PC publishing have released new tuition books on GarageBand, Reason and Ableton Live 5.
Hereâ€™s the info on each book direct from their press releaseâ€¦ Keep it Simple with GarageBand
This book contains a series of ten easy musicmaking
projects written specifically for beginners
and amateur musicians. All you need is an
Apple Mac computer and GarageBand. No
external recording equipment is necessary and
no great musical skills are required.
Each project is a step towards the completion
of a short tune and voice-over track entitled,
appropriately enough, Keep It Simple With
Anybody can do these projects. You start by
constructing a rhythm section and adding a
funky horn section, using Apple loops. After
discovering a few neat editing tricks you'll
learn how to use your computer keyboard as
a musical typewriter and to add lush
Hollywood-style strings to your creation.
Finally, you record a simple voice-over track.
And after some fun, gender-bending your
voice and discovering some of the brilliant
effects available in GarageBand, youll be initiated
into the black arts of mixing: balancing
the individual tracks, adding reverb and
exporting the finished production to iTunes.
A finished version of each project is available
for download for comparison. Each chapter
finishes with an assignment and further ontopic
Keep it Simple with GarageBand! Music Projects with Reason
Have you ever wanted to make music like
your favourite artists and bands? Have you
ever wondered how certain styles of music are
composed and created? With this book and
your copy of Reason, you can discover how it
all works, and learn how to make great tracks
in the musical style of your choice.
Reason is perfectly suited to making electronic
music, but itâ€™s capable of much more than
that. This book shows you how different styles
of music are put together and how you can
make them for yourself in Reason.
Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced
users, the book covers essentials like
choosing a computer, setting it up for audio
work and optimizing Reason for maximum
performance. It contains detailed workshops
on eight major musical genres â€“ Hip Hop,
Drum & Bass, Dub, House, Techno, Trip Hop,
Trance and Electropop.
As well as learning about the history and the
leading artists in these genres, you will master
the ins and outs of using Reason to compose
in any of these styles. The book also shows
you how to mix, export and publish your finished
Backed up by an online resource of song files,
sounds, links and information, Music Projects
with Propellerhead Reason will help you get
the most out of Reason and take your musicmaking
to the next level and beyond. Ableton Live 5 Tips and Tricks
Ableton Live is the cross-platform software
which has rocked the music world â€“ gathering
ardent fans in a way usually associated with
performers rather than software. Musicians,
DJs, remixers, composers, and producers
alike have embraced Live, and itâ€™s fast
becoming the universal software studio.
This book will give Live novices an insight into
working methods that otherwise would take
months to discover. For the more experienced
user it promises a quick catch-up with Live
5â€™s new developments, and a new perspective
on some of Liveâ€™s more established features.
The book does not duplicate the Live user
manual, it expands upon it, and introduces
creative concepts, workflow enhancements,
and workrounds for common objectives and
problems. It also includes interviews with
high-profile Live users in a variety of musical
genres; passing on their real-world experiences
Although the Live interface is remarkably simple,
thereâ€™s a lot of power under the surface.
This book will show you new ways to access
that power. Price and Availalbility
Available now in the UK. Price Â£9.95 GBP each