Guitar & Bass January 2017
Guitar & Bass magazine provides in-depth and essential reading for the serious guitarist, with dozens of guitar tests, playing techniques, an exclusive bass section and in-depth features on guitar heroes past, present and future. Each issue is packed full of reviews of the latest guitars, amps, effects and basses. Guitar & Bass magazine also delivers the informed verdict on home recording equipment and regularly offers tips on buying second hand and vintage gear. When you occasionally put down that guitar, it is also packed full of interviews with the great and good of guitardom!
Sound & Recording Dezember 2016
Thirdfloorlab − Workflow im Studio optimieren +++ Optischer Kompressor mit Röhrenelektronik +++ Filmmusik und Sound-Design zur vierteiligen SWR-Doku +++
•Synchron Stage Vienna − Die modernste Scoring Stage Europas
•Filmmusik und Sound-Design zur vierteiligen SWR-Doku
•De/constructed: Hans Zimmer
•Mixpraxis − John Carpenter
•Manley ELOP+ − Optischer Kompressor mit Röhrenelektronik
•Zoom H4n Pro − Field-Recorder
•Antelope Audio Zen Tour − Audio-Interface
•Millennia Media HV-3R − Mikrofonvorverstärker
•EZmix 2 − Native Mix-Amp-Plug-ins
•Nubert nuPro A-500 − Midfield-Monitor
•Acustica Audio Acqua − Plug-in-Sammlung
Cool Math for Hot Music A First Introduction to Mathematics for Music Theorists
This textbook is a first introduction to mathematics for music theorists, covering basic topics such as sets and functions, universal properties, numbers and recursion, graphs, groups, rings, matrices and modules, continuity, calculus, and gestures. It approaches these abstract themes in a new way: Every concept or theorem is motivated and illustrated by examples from music theory (such as harmony, counterpoint, tuning), composition (e.g., classical combinatorics, dodecaphonic composition), and gestural performance. The book includes many illustrations, and exercises with solutions.
Absolutely on Music Conversations by Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa
A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and from The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" to Franz Liszt's "Years of Pilgrimage," the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk, over a period of two years, about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of the two maestros.
MusicTech Focus Series Logic Pro X 2017
Logic Pro X 2017, a special issue of MusicTech magazine dedicated to Apple’s number-one DAW for music production. The focus in this issue is very much how you can get more creative with the software, so we look in detail about what you can do with Logic’s effects to extend your sonic signature (see p6 and p44), explain how you can get more from Drum Machine Designer (p72), and even look at how you can chain two Macs together to use with Logic (p76). We’ve tried to keep everything very Logic specifi c (aside from some general music production tips on p34) so feature some of our readers’ Logic-based studios in our popular Show Off Your Studio slots (on pages 14 and 90). Add to that features on freeware and mastering plus reviews of the best gear for your Logic studio, we hope this is a magazine that fulfi lls all of your Logic needs. Enjoy!
Computer Music January 2017
Computer Music's goal is to help its readers create great music with a PC or Mac. Each month find easy-to-follow tutorials for all sorts of music software, unbiased reviews of the latest products and answers to technical questions.
Sound, Symbol, Sociality: The Aesthetic Experience of Extreme Metal Music
Based on ethnographic research within the extreme metal community, Unger offers a thought-provoking look at how symbols of authenticity and defilement fashion social experience in surprising ways. Exploring the many themes and ciphers that comprise this musical community, this book interprets aesthetic resonances as a way to understand contemporary identity, politics, and social relations. In the end, this book develops a unique argument: the internal composition of the community’s music and sound moulds symbols that shape, reflect, and constrain social patterns of identity, difference, and transgression. This book contributes to the sociology of sound and music, the study of religion in popular culture, and the role of aesthetics in everyday life. It will be of interest to upper level students, post-graduate students and scholars of religion, popular culture, and philosophy.
Electronic Musician January 2017
Electronic Musician is not merely a recording magazine but covers all aspects of music production—performance, recording, and technology, from studio to stage. EM finds the top artists and producers – as well as all the musical trendsetters – and gets them to advise, mentor, and detail their craft. Each issue gives you the tools you need to make better music, from production to performance. Plus tips and techniques, gear reviews, and insights from today’s top artists.
Music Through Fourier Space Discrete Fourier Transform in Music Theory
This book explains the state of the art in the use of the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) of musical structures such as rhythms or scales. In particular the author explains the DFT of pitch-class distributions, homometry and the phase retrieval problem, nil Fourier coefficients and tilings, saliency, extrapolation to the continuous Fourier transform and continuous spaces, and the meaning of the phases of Fourier coefficients.
This is the first textbook dedicated to this subject, and with supporting examples and exercises this is suitable for researchers and advanced undergraduate and graduate students of music, computer science and engineering. The author has made online supplementary material available, and the book is also suitable for practitioners who want to learn about techniques for understanding musical notions and who want to gain musical insights into mathematical problems.
MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio Sampling Laid Bare (1.9 Edition) TUTORiAL
‘MPC: Sampling Laid Bare’ (7th Edition) focuses entirely on teaching practical and creative sound design, sample editing and program construction within the MPC Renaissance & MPC Studio (including the new MPC Studio Black), providing 360 pages of incredibly in-depth, hands-on tutorials for MPC Software 1.9 on a range of sample-based MPC workflow topics including:
•Comprehensive coverage of all chopping features, including destructive & non-destructive techniques
•A 'speed chopping' workflow guide
•Practical uses of all program parameters including envelopes, filters, LFO, layers, mutes & the new pad start/end/offset parameters
•Sample recording and resampling techniques
•Creative sample editing and sound design
•Using internal and VST effects as sound design tools
•Advanced drum layering examples
•Looping breaks and instrument samples
•Building velocity sensitive finger drumming kits from chopped drum multisamples
•Creating realistic instrument emulations including a complete grand piano keygroup program
•Creating your own chord progressions and melodies with Pad Perform mode