Thursday, February 5, 2009

Digital Music Making for Teens or A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning

Digital Music Making for Teens

Author: Andy Hagerman

Get ready to move beyond the stage of simply ripping audio from CDs to the more creative ends of digital music production. The sheer volume and variety of computer-based production techniques can often seem daunting. "Digital Music Making for Teens" eases beginning musicians through that first crucial step into the larger world of digital production as it guides you through the process of building musical productions. This comprehensive, hands-on book covers not only the big picture, but also dives deep into each task, showing you how to use multiple tools to get the job done. Combine your need for artistic expression with a solid education and start your music making off on the right track.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1Sound and Music in the Digital Age1
The First Day of Class1
My Name Is Andy2
Some Thoughts on the Study of Music3
The Physics of Music5
Volume (Amplitude)5
Pitch (Frequency)6
Analog to Digital7
The Art of Music8
Music as an Expressive Form8
Elements of Music8
Taking Back the Creativity (or the Difference Between Making Music and Copying Music)10
Chapter 2For Fun and Profit: The Business of Music13
The Challenge: Doing Good Work on a Budget13
Digital Audio Production16
Audio for Games17
Sound for Picture23
Chapter 3MIDI Basics27
What Is MIDI, Anyway?27
A Tale of Two Keyboards (and Beyond)27
The Essence of MIDI30
MIDI versus Audio32
Before MIDI: A Music Notation Primer33
Measures and Time Signatures34
Notes and Pitches35
More Expressive Notation39
Chapter 4Exercise 1: Getting Started with MIDI43
Getting Started43
Setting Up Your Hardware44
Opening a File63
Playing a MIDI File67
Saving Your Work76
Chapter 5The Language of MIDI83
MIDI Channel Messages83
MIDI Voice Message83
Channel Mode Messages93
MIDI System Messages96
MIDI Common Messages96
Real Time Messages97
Exclusive Messages100
Sequencing Basics102
Multitrack MIDI103
The Big Event (List)105
Two Ways to Look at the Music (Staff and Piano Roll)107
Chapter 6Exercise 2: Working with Multitrack MIDI111
Changing Instruments111
Changing Tempo120
Fixing Notes132
Chapter 7The MIDI Studio145
More About MIDI Signal Flow145
Synthesizers and MIDI148
Monophonic versus Polyphonic148
Monotimbral versus Multitimbral148
General MIDI and SMFs150
Transforming Your MIDI153
Control Freak154
Chapter 8Exercise 3: Transforming MIDI165
Using Cakewalk Home Studio166
Grid Mode179
Using the Arpeggiator Feature183
Cut, Copy, and Paste186
Using the Transpose Function207
Recording MIDI214
Making a Rough Mix221
Chapter 9Studio Setup Tips227
Getting Rid of Hum227
Ground Loops227
Lighting Tips228
Intelligent Wiring228
Protecting Your Gear228
Good Monitor Health229
Your Monitor Speakers229
Choosing and Using Nearfield Monitors230
Mixing with Headphones231
Recording Digital Audio231
Making Smart Choices231
Digital Audio Recording Tips233
Chapter 10Exercise 4: Digital Audio Workstations237
Setting Up Your DAW for Audio238
The Power of DAWs245
DAWs as Pointer-Based Applications245
Regions and Files248
Oooh, Nonlinear, Nondestructive!250
Importing Audio252
Naming Tracks and Regions257
Getting the Big Picture260
The (Multi)track Window260
Editing Audio263
Cut, Copy, and Paste263
Recording Audio274
Making a Rough Mix282
Chapter 11Bringin' It Home: Mixing with a DAW285
Signal Flow, Signal Flow, Signal Flow285
Inserts, Sends, and Buses286
Processing Your Audio (Part 1: Dynamic-Based Effects)291
Processing Your Audio (Part 2: Time-Based Effects)297
Processing Your Audio (Part 3: Special Effects)300
Get on the Bus-Internal Mixing308
Mixing Basics309
Chapter 12Exercise 5: Mixing315
Using Dynamic Effects316
Using Time-Based Effects320
Creating a Fader Group330
Automating Your Mix331
Creating Fades335
Using Groove Clips338
When You're Done (for Now): Mixdown346
The Last Day of Class355
Appendix ASetting Up Your Studio357
Setting Up Your Audio357
Sound Cards357
Getting Connected359
Setting Up Your MIDI362
MIDI Interfaces362
MIDI Hardware363
The Ins, Outs, and Thrus of MIDI365
Appendix BMIDI Notes, Names, and Numbers367
Keyboard Note Assignments367
Keyboard General MIDI Drum Assignments368
Staff Note Assignments369
Appendix CThe Basics of Digital Audio371
Digital Audio versus MIDI371
Sample Rates and Bit Depth373
What's on the CD399

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A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning

Author: Anita Cassidy

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning, Second Edition outlines a systematic approach to guide you through the development of an effective IS plan that is formulated from your company's business plan. This volume outlines a quick and easy approach to completing a plan, offering concepts, techniques, and templates for analyzing, organizing, and communicating the information contained in an IS strategic plan. The process described unites an organization in a collaborative effort resulting in a solid direction that has the support of the entire organization. Establishing this process cultivates the support of management, enabling the necessary investment.

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