Blue The Color of Noise Blue The Color of Noise
Soft / Music Magazines 3-09-2019
The music. The mix. His life.

Blue is the remarkable story—in pictures and words—of Steve Aoki, the superstar DJ/producer who started his career as a vegan straightedge hardcore music kid hellbent on defying his millionaire father, whose unquenchable thirst to entertain—inherited from his dad, Rocky Aoki, founder of Benihana—led him to global success and two Grammy nominations.

Ranked among the top ten DJs in the world today, Grammy-nominated artist, producer, label head, fashion designer, philanthropist and entrepreneur Steve Aoki is an authentic global trendsetter and tastemaker who has been instrumental in defining contemporary youth culture. 
How to Build Your Own Home Recording Studio On a Budget (Modern Musician Book 2) How to Build Your Own Home Recording Studio On a Budget (Modern Musician Book 2)
Soft / Music Magazines 2-09-2019
This book is for anyone that is looking to find practical insider tips on the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of building your own home recording studio, buying music recording software and recording studio equipment, without breaking the bank!

The best materials, room dimensions, acoustics, equipment placement, soundproofing, production tips, free recording software, mastering tips, and the correct use of microphones, studio headphones, studio monitors, audio recording and mixing are all covered in this fantastic book.
Total Guitar Issue 3232019 Total Guitar Issue 3232019
Soft / Music Magazines 31-08-2019
Total Guitar is Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine, crammed full of songs to learn plus backing tracks. From the latest metal and indie hits to classic rock from the likes of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, TG has more songs than any other guitar magazine!
Foundations in Sound Design for Interactive Media A Multidisciplinary Approach Foundations in Sound Design for Interactive Media A Multidisciplinary Approach
Soft / Music Magazines 30-08-2019
This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for interactive media, such as gaming and virtual reality; compositional techniques; new interfaces; sound spatialization; sonic cues and semiotics; performance and installations; music on the web; augmented reality applications; and sound producing software design.

The reader will gain a broad understanding of the key concepts and practices that define sound design for its use in computational media and design. The chapters are written by international authors from diverse backgrounds who provide multidisciplinary perspectives on sound in its interactive forms.
Jennifer Higdon Composing in Color Jennifer Higdon Composing in Color
Soft / Music Magazines 28-08-2019
Renowned composer Jennifer Higdon is best known for her symphonic pieces blue cathedral, Concerto for Orchestra, City Scape, Concerto 4-3 and Violin Concerto (2010 Pulitzer Prize). These compositions illustrate her breadth of style and avant-garde technique. The author examines these works—with commentary by Higdon—as well as the music of her first opera, with a focus on compositional history, musical characteristics, formal analysis and critical reception.

Christina L. Reitz is an associate professor of music at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Her research on Jennifer Higdon has been published in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, the International Alliance for Women in Music Journal, and the North Carolina Literary Review.
Speaking the Piano : Reflections on Learning and Teaching Speaking the Piano : Reflections on Learning and Teaching
Soft / Music Magazines 28-08-2019
In Speaking the Piano, renowned pianist Susan Tomes turns her attention to teaching and learning. Teaching music encompasses everything from putting a drum in a child's hands to helping an accomplished musician unlock the meaning and spirit of the classics. At every stage, some fundamental issues keep surfacing. In this wide-ranging book, Susan Tomes reflects on how her own experience as a learner, in different genres from classical to jazz, has influenced her approach to teaching. 
Music and Embodied Cognition Listening Moving Feeling and Thinking Music and Embodied Cognition Listening Moving Feeling and Thinking
Soft / Music Magazines 27-08-2019
Taking a cognitive approach to musical meaning, Arnie Cox explores embodied experiences of hearing music as those that move us both consciously and unconsciously. In this pioneering study that draws on neuroscience and music theory, phenomenology and cognitive science, Cox advances his theory of the "mimetic hypothesis," the notion that a large part of our experience and understanding of music involves an embodied imitation in the listener of bodily motions and exertions that are involved in producing music. Through an often unconscious imitation of action and sound, we feel the music as it moves and grows. With applications to tonal and post-tonal Western classical music, to Western vernacular music, and to non-Western music, Cox’s work stands to expand the range of phenomena that can be explained by the role of sensory, motor, and affective aspects of human experience and cognition.

Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony
Soft / Music Magazines 27-08-2019
The music theory text that students read and understand.
Authors Burstein and Straus combine decades of teaching experience with concise prose, carefully curated musical examples, and a robust, skill-sharpening media program to illuminate the essential concepts of music theory.
Gothic Instruments A Composer's Guide to Library Music eBook Gothic Instruments A Composer's Guide to Library Music eBook
Soft / Music Magazines 27-08-2019
This book began life as a series of in-depth articles for Sound On Sound Magazine, the UK’s largest magazine for recording professionals and enthusiasts. Some original text is intact but brought up to date and expanded with new sections.

Library music (aka production music) is music made for TV, movie trailers and advertising with royalties earned when a track is chosen and again when the show or advert is broadcast or streamed. Established library composer and publisher Dan Graham explains how the industry works and how to build a reliable long-term career.

A quote from the author
"I’m Dan Graham, co-owner of the Kontakt-based software company Gothic Instruments which makes the Dronar series.
Future Music – October 2019 Future Music – October 2019
Soft / Music Magazines 23-08-2019
Future Music delivers the technique and technology behind the hits. Packed with inspiration for today’s modern musician there’s reviews of hot new gear, tons of tutorials to help you get the most out of your hardware and software, and exclusive In The Studio features where the stars take apart their tracks.