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Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production, 2nd Edition

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Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. CHAPTER 1 Setting up Your Creative Environment: The Studio
    1. 1.1 Basic Studio Information
    2. 1.2 Setting Up Your Production Space: The Project Studio
    3. 1.3 The Music Equipment
    4. 1.4 MIDI Components: Controllers, Hardware Synthesizers/Sound Modules, Software Synthesizers and Sequencers
    5. 1.5 Connecting the MIDI Devices: Soft Synth-Only, Daisy Chain, and Star Network Setups
    6. 1.6 The Audio Equipment
    7. 1.7 Which Digital Audio Workstation?
    8. 1.8 Final Considerations and Budget Issues
    9. 1.9 Summary
    10. 1.10 Exercises
  8. CHAPTER 2 Basic Sequencing Techniques
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 The Sequencer: Concepts and Review
    3. 2.3 How a Sequencer Works and How it is Organized
    4. 2.4 MIDI Tracks
    5. 2.5 Audio Tracks
    6. 2.6 Organizing Your Projects
    7. 2.7 Flight-Check Before Take-off!
    8. 2.8 The First Session: Click Track And Tempo Setup
    9. 2.9 Recording MIDI Tracks
    10. 2.10 Basic MIDI Editing Techniques
    11. 2.11 Basic Principles of MIDI Note Quantization
    12. 2.12 Audio Track Basics
    13. 2.13 Basic Automation
    14. 2.14 Practical Applications of Automation
    15. 2.15 Exporting and Importing Your Work: Standard MIDI Files
    16. 2.16 Summary
    17. 2.17 Exercises
  9. CHAPTER 3 Intermediate Sequencing Techniques
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Groove Quantization and the “Humanize” Function
    3. 3.3 Layering of MIDI Tracks
    4. 3.4 Layering of MIDI and Audio Tracks
    5. 3.5 Alternative MIDI Track Editing Techniques: The Drum Editor
    6. 3.6 Alternative MIDI Controllers
    7. 3.7 Complex Tempo Tracks: Tempo and Meter Changes
    8. 3.8 Tempo Changes and Audio Tracks
    9. 3.9 Interapplication Protocols: Rewire
    10. 3.10 Synchronization
    11. 3.11 Safeguard Your Work: Back it Up!
    12. 3.12 Summary
    13. 3.13 Exercises
  10. CHAPTER 4 Advanced Sequencing Techniques
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Advanced Quantization Techniques
    3. 4.3 Advanced Editing Techniques
    4. 4.4 Overview of Audio Track Effects
    5. 4.5 MIDI System Exclusive Messages
    6. 4.6 Summary
    7. 4.7 Exercises
  11. CHAPTER 5 Elements of MIDI Orchestration
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Rhythm Section: Overview
    3. 5.3 String Section: Overview
    4. 5.4 Wind Instruments: Overview
    5. 5.5 Woodwind: Overview
    6. 5.6 Synthesizers: Overview
    7. 5.7 Summary
    8. 5.8 Exercises
  12. CHAPTER 6 The Final Mix
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 The Mixing Stage: Overview
    3. 6.3 Panning
    4. 6.4 Reverberation and Ambience Effects
    5. 6.5 Equalization
    6. 6.6 Dynamic Effects: Compressor, Limiter, Expander, and Gate
    7. 6.7 Bounce to Disk
    8. 6.8 Premastering: Introduction
    9. 6.9 Summary
    10. 6.10 Exercises
  13. CHAPTER 7 Working with Video
    1. 7.1 Working with Video: Importing Movies in Digital Format
    2. 7.2 SMPTE: Synchronization of Linear to Nonlinear Machines
    3. 7.3 Synchronizing and Working with Nonlinear Video Media
    4. 7.4 Using Markers
    5. 7.5 Bouncing to Movie
    6. 7.6 Stem Creation
    7. 7.7 Summary
    8. 7.8 Exercises
  14. Further Reading
  15. Index