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Music: Technical Side of Music


Music: Technical Side of Music



ART OF MIXING, THE

A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering & Production. David Gibson's hugely popular The Art of Mixing, the book that has taught a generation of mixing engineers, comes to life with over 3-1/2 hours of vivid, animated instruction on one feature-packed DVD! With Gibson's exclusive three-dimensional framework, you'll learn the right way to create every style of mix for any style of music.

Topics covered include:
  • descriptions and visuals of the functions of each piece of studio equipment involved in mixing
  • specific concepts behind making a mix that is appropriate for the music and the song
  • correlations between audio parameters and the visual parameters of the "virtual mixer"
  • and much more!

    DVD / 2006 / 210 minutes

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    MICROPHONES, MIXERS & ANALOG

    Hosted by world-renowned educator, producer and engineer Tom Lubin. For more than a decade this classic video course has taught professional recording techniques to thousands of musicians, students, engineers and producers. Now, the five tape Shape Your Sound series has been remastered and released on two DVDs!

    This volume demystifies and explains the secrets of expert audio recording in an easy-to-understand manner so you can immediately get the most out of your recording setup. In this DVD, you'll sit in on a complex mixing session and see the advantages of various studio microphone types. Also learn the ins and outs of analog multi-track recording, the format still preferred by the pros. This DVD will give you the skills you need to make good recordings sound great.

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Dozens of demonstrations, animated sequences and live music examples in HiFi stereo make each tape a powerful learning and reference tool.


    DVD / 2002 / 180 minutes

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    REVERB, RELAY, EQUALIZERS, GATES

    This volume demystifies and explains the secrets of expert signal processing in an easy-to-understand manner so you can immediately get the most out of your recording setup. Learn how to us EQ to open up the sound of recordings, understand how to use compressors to alter the dynamics of any instrument and see dozens of demonstrations showing you exactly how to get the most out of reverb and delay effects.

    DVD / 2002 / 180 minutes

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    PRO TOOLS LE 7

    Digidesign's Pro Tools LE 7 continues to set the recording industry standard for professional low-cost, high-quality audio and MIDI production with software that produces projects fully compatible with Pro Tools HD studio systems. Combined with a variety of new hardware options from Digidesign like the 002, Mbox or compatible M-Audio devices, Pro Tools LE 7 (and Pro Tools M-Powered) is the ideal creative music production tool. This easy-to-use beginning guide to Pro Tools is designed to take you through a full, entry-level session showing you everything you need to know to take your song from start to finish using the hardware and software components of the system. You'll learn all the basic features for recording audio and MIDI, applying effects, editing automation and mixing down your tracks. You'll even learn how to open your projects up to the expansive world of VST plug-ins from third party developers that you can use right alongside your Pro Tools RTAS effects and instruments

    DVD / 100 minutes

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    DESKTOP MASTERING

    By Steve Turnidge Mastering your music is like mastering your life. It's amazing what happens when you clean up the noise, maximize your good work, and have your music sparkle and shine as you really want it to. Desktop Mastering is a conceptual guide, intertwining a broad range of knowledge regarding audio engineering principles and practical applications for those wishing to enhance their own as well as their clients' work. In addition to providing a step-by-step in-depth survey of a successful mastering plug-in chain, Desktop Mastering covers real-world practical applications, the fundamentals of audio and electronics. Also included is a personal guide to the business of mastering, leveraging emerging social networks for positive personal and business results.

    DVD-ROM (With Publication)

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    DIGITAL PERFORMER 6 (ADVANCED LEVEL)

    Level: Advanced

    In this Advanced Level DVD of a two-part series, host Andrew Eisele takes you beyond the basics and explores more pro-level features of Digital Performer 6, the powerful Mac-based digital-audio application. You'll learn the fundamentals of synthesis to get you ready to use soft synths, including the new Modulo synth. You'll also get a primer on DP6's pitch-correction capabilities, using VocAlign and other tools. Then it's on to structuring your song using chunks and sequences. Also covers advanced arrangement techniques, effects, filtering and digital signal processing, automation, mixing, file sharing and much more.


    DVD / 195 minutes

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    MIXING AND MASTERING WITH CUBASE

    By Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

    Cubase provides the user with many more tracks than bands from the '60s, '70s, and '80s ever had at their disposal. Many iconic records were produced on 2-, 3-, and 4-track recorders, whereas the track count of Cubase 6 is limited only by the power of the host computer. After the tracks have been recorded, they must be mixed and mastered to sound polished and professional. But for the new user, the processes of editing, adding effects, EQ, mixing, and mastering can be challenging.

    Mixing and Mastering with Cubase was written with the new user in mind. It starts by teaching you how to manipulate all the tracks and events in the Cubase Event Window. You'll learn how to use volume and pan controls to create depth and audibility, add EQ to help every track sit in the mix, and add effects such as compression and reverb to produce smooth and polished results. Finally, you'll learn how to add mastering treatments for a punchy, shiny, and loud mix that will compete with the pros. In the end, you might know the project was mixed and mastered in your home, but no one else has to. Cubase has been used to create countless hit records. With what you learn in this book and a little luck and hard work, yours could certainly be next.


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    MIXING AND MASTERING WITH PRO TOOLS

    By Glenn Lorbecki

    Pro Tools is everywhere, and whether you're new to Pro Tools or an experienced user, you will find Avid's latest release of PT to be a powerful production workstation. In Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools, multi-platinum engineer/producer Glenn Lorbecki shows you step by step how to achieve your best mixes using Avid's award-winning software. This complete guide to audio engines and delay compensation will unlock the full potential of PT as a professional mixing and mastering platform.

    Avid's relatively recent move to open the Pro Tools software platform to third-party interfaces has given the user numerous new options, making Pro Tools' renowned recording platform available for Mac and PC systems íV not just Avid hardware. Given Pro Tools' high-tech enhancements in connectivity, functionality, and session portability, users need a practical guide to get up and running quickly and efficiently. This Quick Pro Guide cuts to the chase and gives you the best of Pro Tools at your fingertips, with plenty of sessions, audio examples, and video assistance to guide you along the way.


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    MUSICIAN'S ULTIMATE TOOLBOX, THE

    These two volumes offer the practicing musician great titles from the Bobby Owsinski Handbook series of titles. How to Make Your Band Sound Great explores every aspect of playing with other musicians, including the equipment, hardware and software used in today's increasingly technological world. The Studio Musician's Handbook, reveals the inner workings of a major Hollywood recording session.

    DVD (With Publication)

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    PRO TOOLS 8 - BEGINNER LEVEL

    Level: Beginner

    By Andrew Eisele

    Experience the creative power of Pro Tools 8! Whether you're an M-Powered, LE, or HD user, the new Pro Tools 8 software will allow you to work with sound in exciting new ways! Featuring a brand-new interface, new virtual instruments, and plug-ins, new MIDI features, and more, Pro Tools 8 is an exciting step forward for the world's best-known digital audio workstation. Even if you're a beginner, the information in this DVD will help you get Pro Tools 8 up and running in no time. Host Andrew Eisele starts with hardware, introducing you to the Mbox 2, the low-cost, high-quality interface you can use with Pro Tools 8 LE. Next, he'll take you on a guided tour of the software's new look, explaining the file menus, workflow screens, transport controls, and other aspects of the program. You'll be introduced to many of the new virutal synths in Pro Tools 8, including the amazing Transfuser virtual synth-workstation. You'll learn how to record audio and MIDI into Pro Tools 8, be guided through the mixing process, and learn how to bounce your mix to disk so you can create your own CD or upload your music to the web. Along the way, Andrew will demonstrate many of the tips and techniques he's developed from teaching Pro Tools 8. No matter what level of hardware you use, this DVD is a must-have for your Pro Tools-based studio!


    DVD / 175 minutes

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    SEQUENCING SAMPLES & LOOPS

    By Bill Gibson

    You've learned about microphones, mixers, how to record vocals and instruments, and how software and plug-ins work in the studio. Now learn to create amazing music productions using the latest sequencing techniques with samples and pre-recorded loops. With detailed screen shots, illustrations, video and audio examples, and more on the accompanying DVD, you're on your way to rounding out your recording education.


    DVD (With Publication)

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    EQUALIZERS, FREQUENCY & PROCESSING

    A comprehensive instructional course teaching "live sound" made easy. This series is a complete teaching tool and "must have" for students and instructors, theatres, beginner technicians and production houses. Discover some of the best techniques in both concert and theatrical sound. Instructor Dave West teaches how to be creative and enjoy the art of mixing live entertainment. With his instantly applicable techniques, easy to understand analogies and hands-on demonstrations, you'll learn how to solve common sound problems with ease. This series teaches the fundamentals of live sound and highlights the components of a sound system. From microphones to console amplifiers and speakers, this series will give you the best tips and strategies for both concert and theatrical sound.

    Subjects Covered Include:
  • Equalizers
  • Find the Freqs
  • Auz Lines
  • Dynamic Processing
  • Effect Processing

    DVD / (Grade 9 - College & General Interest for Adults / All Audiences) / 23 minutes

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    MICROPHONES, MICING & SOUND CHECK

    A comprehensive instructional course teaching "live sound" made easy. This series is a complete teaching tool and "must have" for students and instructors, theatres, beginner technicians and production houses. Discover some of the best techniques in both concert and theatrical sound. Instructor Dave West teaches how to be creative and enjoy the art of mixing live entertainment. With his instantly applicable techniques, easy to understand analogies and hands-on demonstrations, you'll learn how to solve common sound problems with ease. This series teaches the fundamentals of live sound and highlights the components of a sound system. From microphones to console amplifiers and speakers, this series will give you the best tips and strategies for both concert and theatrical sound.

    Subjects Covered Include:
  • Microphones
  • Input List of Stage Plots
  • Micing Up the Stage
  • Sound Check

    DVD / (Grade 9 - College & General Interest for Adults / All Audiences) / 22 minutes

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    MIXING, GAIN STRUCTURE & PHASE REVERSAL

    A comprehensive instructional course teaching "live sound" made easy. This series is a complete teaching tool and "must have" for students and instructors, theatres, beginner technicians and production houses. Discover some of the best techniques in both concert and theatrical sound. Instructor Dave West teaches how to be creative and enjoy the art of mixing live entertainment. With his instantly applicable techniques, easy to understand analogies and hands-on demonstrations, you'll learn how to solve common sound problems with ease. This series teaches the fundamentals of live sound and highlights the components of a sound system. From microphones to console amplifiers and speakers, this series will give you the best tips and strategies for both concert and theatrical sound.

    Subjects Covered Include:
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Mixing Console
  • Gain Structure
  • Phase Reversal

    DVD / (Grade 9 - College & General Interest for Adults / All Audiences) / 20 minutes

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    SPEAKERS, ADAPTERS & TROUBLE SHOOTING

    A comprehensive instructional course teaching "live sound" made easy. This series is a complete teaching tool and "must have" for students and instructors, theatres, beginner technicians and production houses. Discover some of the best techniques in both concert and theatrical sound. Instructor Dave West teaches how to be creative and enjoy the art of mixing live entertainment. With his instantly applicable techniques, easy to understand analogies and hands-on demonstrations, you'll learn how to solve common sound problems with ease. This series teaches the fundamentals of live sound and highlights the components of a sound system. From microphones to console amplifiers and speakers, this series will give you the best tips and strategies for both concert and theatrical sound.

    Subjects Covered Include:
  • Crossovers
  • Speaker and Amplifiers
  • Connectors and Cables
  • Adapter
  • Patching
  • Trouble Shooting

    DVD / (Grade 9 - College & General Interest for Adults / All Audiences) / 16 minutes

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    THEATRE SOUND & SYSTEM

    A comprehensive instructional course teaching "live sound" made easy. This series is a complete teaching tool and "must have" for students and instructors, theatres, beginner technicians and production houses. Discover some of the best techniques in both concert and theatrical sound. Instructor Dave West teaches how to be creative and enjoy the art of mixing live entertainment. With his instantly applicable techniques, easy to understand analogies and hands-on demonstrations, you'll learn how to solve common sound problems with ease. This series teaches the fundamentals of live sound and highlights the components of a sound system. From microphones to console amplifiers and speakers, this series will give you the best tips and strategies for both concert and theatrical sound.

    Subjects Covered Include:
  • Theatre Sound
  • System Design
  • Readable Materials
  • Farwell

    DVD / (Grade 9 - College & General Interest for Adults / All Audiences) / 20 minutes

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