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The Art of Digital Music

56 Visionary Artists & Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets

By David Battino

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56 Visionary Artists & Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets. Book. Recording/Music Business, Recording Software Reference. 272 pages. Backbeat Books #0879308303. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331279).

Item Number: HL.331279

ISBN 0879308303. 7.38x9.25 inches. David Battino & Kelli Richards Foreword by Stewart Copeland Book/DVD Pack.

This inspiring volume gathers the wisdom and groundbreaking techniques of 56 visionary artists, producers, programmers, provocateurs, instrument designers, label executives and industry leaders. Hear firsthand how the masters wield technology to create their amazing music – the enclosed DVD features highlights from each interview. You'll learn studio setup tips, secrets of sampling, creative quantization, ringtone tricks, production strategies, insights from video-game composers, insane distortion recipes, how to squeeze expression from loops, how to overcome software option anxiety, how to exploit happy accidents, and much more. Derived from a year's worth of in-depth interviews, this book is a richly detailed journey into the heart of computer-aided creativity. Contributors include Glen Ballard, BT, LTJ Bukem, The Crystal Method, Chuck D, Thomas Dolby, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Jam, Alan Parsons, Phil Ramone, Todd Rundgren, Don Was, and many more. The bonus DVD also includes: over 25 complete songs • live-performance videos • interactive Flash movies • royalty-free samples and loops by the artists • behind-the-scenes photos • and more.

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