Dance Music Manual

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Dance Music Manual
4th Edition
By Rick Snoman

Paperback: 9781138319646
552 pages | 254 B/W Illus.
Publisher: Routledge

Dance Music Manual, aimed at the novice and seasoned professional alike, takes the reader through the software and hardware needed to create original, captivating, and professional sounding music.

Key features of Dance Music Manual include:
    * How to create compelling, professional-sounding original or remixed dance tracks.
    * The differences between different genres and how to produce them.
    * How to expose your tracks to their chosen audience and equip you with the skills to develop your career as a dance music producer and engineer.

Along with the book is a companion website, which provides examples of synthesis programming, compression, effects, MIDI files, and examples of the tracks discussed in this edition.

The new and improved fourth edition covers processes and techniques used by music producers, masters, mixers, and DJs. Each page is full of facts presented in a manner that is easy to absorb and implement.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
The Studio Centre Piece
Chapter 2
The Audio Interface
Chapter 3
Monitors and headphones
Chapter 4
Hearing Protection
Chapter 5
Frequency and Amplitude
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
FM and wavetables
Chapter 8
Modular Synthesis
Chapter 9
The Theory of Sound Design.
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Mixing Desk structure
Chapter 15
Hybrid Studios
Chapter 16
Fundamentals of Rhythm
Chapter 17
Kicks and Percussion
Chapter 18
Drum Loops
Chapter 19
Fundamentals of Music Theory
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Composing and Designing Strings
Chapter 22
Composing and Designing Leads
Chapter 23
Composing and Designing Bass
Chapter 24
Sound Effects.
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Formal Structure in Dance Music
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Uplifting Trance
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chill out
Chapter 32
Drum & Bass
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Mixing Theory
Chapter 35
Mixing Practice
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Publishing and Promotion
Chapter 38
A DJ’s Perspective

About the Author

Rick Snoman has over 30 years’ experience in the production of electric dance music. He has released under various names including AeonSoul, Phiadra, NeuroKode and Ascii, and has remixed professionally for numerous international artists. He has written articles and columns for leading music technology magazines, and is the founder of Dance Music Production, an industry leading educational website. He is the author of the first three editions of Dance Music Manual, which are required reading at a number of universities, and actively encourages the education/development of music producers. He currently runs his own recording studio and works as a ghost producer for artists and DJs.

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