By Mike Collins

ISBN-10: 0240519213

ISBN-13: 9780240519210

This complete reference good points all of the significant audio software program: SONAR XL; Cubase SX; common sense Audio Platinum; electronic Performer; Nuendo; seasoned instruments; top; Spark XL; SonicWorx; Audition (Cool Edit Pro); WaveLab; Sound Forge. if you would like recommendation on which platforms to buy, that are best suited for specific initiatives, and on relocating among structures mid-project, this e-book might be your one-stop reference. Mike Collins is a coach and advisor who has been tackling those matters for years and his specialist suggestion will prevent money and time. each one part covers a selected approach, delivering a convenient review of its key positive aspects and advantages, together with aid with setup. "Hints" and "Tips" seem all through those sections, addressing matters equivalent to find out how to list drum loops utilizing a digital drum-machine, recording basslines and keyboard pads utilizing digital synthesizers, and including strings, brass or different tools utilizing digital samplers. Mike then illustrates find out how to convert those MIDI recordings into audio tracks to combine along vocals, guitars and the other genuine tools. the numerous brief tutorials supply either a resource of comparability and skill to wake up to hurry quickly on any given software program. Mike Collins is a track know-how advisor and author who has been making tune in London's recording studios variously as a MIDI programmer, consultation musician, recording engineer, manufacturer and arranger for the reason that 1981. He deals freelance seasoned instruments engineering, consultancy, troubleshooting and private college, in addition to proposing seminars and lectures on comparable track expertise and audio recording issues. Mike has written over 500 articles for magazines reminiscent of Macworld (UK), professional Sound information Europe, Sound on Sound and AudioMedia, and for digital Musician and combine within the united states. Mike's wide-ranging occupation and adventure permits him to deliver first-class perception from either side into his writing, from technical aspect to artistic expression. beginning out as a musician and membership DJ within the 1970's, Mike moved into expert recording within the 1980's, firstly as a Songwriter/Producer for EMI documents. Later he labored as a Songwriter for Chappell tune; as a movie Sound advisor for Dolby Labs; as a tune manufacturer for television recordings; and as Senior Recording Engineer and track know-how professional at Yamaha's London R & D Studio. in the course of the 1990's Mike labored as a MIDI Programmer on documents, movies and track excursions with bands resembling the Shamen and picture composers comparable to Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Arnold. Mike used to be govt advisor to Re-Pro (The Guild of checklist manufacturers and Engineers) among 1996 and 1999 and Technical advisor to the tune manufacturers Guild (MPG), contributing to the schooling workforce and setting up and offering Technical Seminars among 1999 and 2002. He has a BSc in Electroacoustics and an MSc in tune details expertise. * a distinct, colour-illustrated resource of comparability among rival structures that can assist you confirm destiny purchases or improvements * filled with tutorials and no-nonsense recommendation together with support with relocating your initiatives extra simply from one procedure to a different * Written via an skilled expert who has spent many hours evaluating the goods to be had - so that you should not have to!

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