Hal Leonard Books has published Producing Music with Ableton Live by Jake Perrine, which they say is designed to get readers producing their own music from the ground up. Here's what they have to say about it in their own words:
Ableton Live is a groundbreaking program whose unique nonlinear, incredibly flexible features set it apart from all the other digital audio applications. It is equally at home with making beats, remixing, live recording, DJing, live looping, sound design, electronic music, hip-hop, and much more.
Unlike other books about Live that simply explain its features like a second manual, this hands-on-centric book contains a series of exercises that will walk readers through all the features they need to make an actual track from start to finish. Also included are audio content for use in the Ableton Live exercises contained in the text and screen-cast videos of the exercises, so readers can actually see how many of the features described by the author work.
A substantial appendix section offers discussions of important non-Ableton-specific topics, including digital audio basics, components of a producer's studio, considerations when buying a DAW computer, and more.
In addition to over 20 years of making electronic music, certified Ableton trainer Jake Perrine has over a decade of experience teaching audio production, so not only does he know what he's talking about, he knows how to make sure the reader know what he's talking about! Whether it's DJing, making mashups and remixes, playing with a band, or building epic dance anthems from scratch, this book has all the step-by-step details achieve it with Ableton Live.
About the Author:
Jake Perrine began making bloops and bleeps with computers on an Apple II+ when he was 12. He has been an audio engineer for RealNetworks and a mastering engineer at RFI/CD, and has taught professional audio production for over a decade at the Art Institute of Seattle. He has written and directed a rock opera entitled Vamp, releases his own solo electronic music under the name of Spire, and is one half of the electropop duo Bloom.
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