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Author Manzo, V. J., author

Title Interactive composition : strategies using Ableton Live and Max for Live / V.J. Manzo and Will Kuhn
Published New York City : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Companion Website; 1 Basics; Companion Site and Files; Basic Setup; Working in Live; On Your Own; 2 Session View; Session View; Adding Effects; Key and MIDI Mapping; Record to Arrangement View; On Your Own; 3 Introduction to Max for Live; Why Would I Want to Start Programming?; Writing a MIDI Program; On Your Own; 4 Ambient; Getting Started; Other Instruments; Form; On Your Own; 5 Pop and Rock Music; Enhancing the Recording with Effects; Automation; Making It Performable in a Live Situation
12 DubstepDrum Patterns; Bass Instruments and Resampling; Treble Leads; Risers; Initial Mixing; On Your Own; 13 Remixing and Loop Sampling; Simple Remixing; Mashups; Sampling Loops from Preexisting Songs; Remixing an Acapella; On Your Own; 14 Mastering; Generic Mixing Technique; The Master Track; The Limiter; The Mastering Chain; Compression on the Master Track; Equalizing on the Master Track; Multiband Dynamics; The Loudness War; Exporting; On Your Own; 15 Analysis of Projects; Live Rig; Pedalman Pro; Wrap-Up; On Your Own; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P
Qr; s; t; u; v; w; y; z
Setting Up Mix Groups and Sidechain DuckingForm and Arrangement; On Your Own; 9 Breakbeat/Drum and Bass; Creating a Sampled Loop; Reese Bass; Sub Bass and Advanced Reese; Sampled Sirens and Other Instruments; Buildup Scene; Mixing; Form Considerations; On Your Own; 10 Chiptune; Designing a Custom Chip Instrument; Using the Custom Chip Sounds; Auto-Chords and MIDI Reuse; Sampled Chip Sounds; 8-Bit Drums; Form and Structure; On Your Own; 11 Granular Synthesis; Basic Sampling; Wavetable Synthesis with Simpler; Granular Synthesis with Granulator II; Drums from a Voice; Mixing; On Your Own
Using the Return Tracks as Monitor MixesMultiple Sessions in One Session; Live for Practicing; On Your Own; Monkey FX Guide; 6 Electroacoustic Music; Preparing the Canvas; Preparing the Form; Preparing Computer-Generated Sounds; Preparing the Session for Performance; Composition Examples; On Your Own; 7 Modern Hip-Hop and Trap Music; Drum Patterns; Sub Kicks and Bass Lines; Buildup Patterns; Chord Sequences; Stabs; Lasers; Chipmunk Vocals and Shouts; Composition Examples; On Your Own; 8 House Music; Kick Drum and Essential Elements; Electro Bass Synth
Summary Interactive Composition empowers readers with all of the practical skills and insights they need to compose and perform electronic popular music in a variety of popular styles. The book begins by introducing all of the tools involved in creating interactive compositions through the software Ableton Live and Max for Live. The following chapters then put the tools to use by both describing particular musical styles and also teaching readers how to compose and perform within these styles using the software. As readers progresses through the book, they will learn to use the software to facilitate
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ableton Live.
Max for Live.
Composition (Music) -- Computer programs.
Digital audio editors.
Software synthesizers.
Form Electronic book
Author Kuhn, Will, author
ISBN 0199973946 (electronic bk.)
9780199973941 (electronic bk.)