Getting Started in Computer Music

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Ever wondered how to record music in your own home, hook up a keyboard or guitar to your personal computer, or set up a system to remix a dance track? With talent, determination, and a modest home computer system, you can do all that and more. Personal computers have revolutionized music, enabling artists to compose, perform, record, and distribute music in the comfort of their own homes. Your personal computer can be your key to the once-impenetrable music industry. So how can you get started on this exciting journey? Reading Getting Started in Computer Music is an excellent first step. This book is not a technical manual, or an operational guide for specific software or platforms; instead, it is a useful introduction to the myriad ways you can use your computer to create, learn, perform, manipulate, write, and record music. Whether you" re a music student, an amateur or professional musician, or a composer, this book will help you further your musical goals. Features:
  • Written for beginners who want to learn how to make and record music on the computer. This includes both computer-savvy types with no music recording or producing experience and those with some knowledge of music recording and production who lack computer skills.
  • Provides practical, step-by-step coverage of how to choose the hardware and software to meet both creative goals and budget.
  • Includes a walk-through tutorial that combines all of the content and shows how to create, mix, and burn a finished piece of music.
  • Features a comprehensive index making it a perfect reference guide that can be used again and again. ©2005, 296 pages.