Creating Great Music with Ones and Zeroes

Exploring the music and techniques of world-class artists, Backbeat Books’ The Art of Digital Music shows firsthand how the top creative minds use digital technology in their work.
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This provides invaluable advice for music makers of all levels.Through a dynamic blend of practical production tips, inspiring case studies and extensive graphics, authors David Battino and Kelli Richards detail the creative freedom today’s digital tools afford. In in-depth interviews with the digital music pioneers, legends, and current hitmakers—artists, producers, and visionaries such as Alan Parsons, Steve Reich, Don Was, BT, Chuck D, Jimmy Jam, and Bob Rock—the authors cover everything from studio setup tips and sampling to incorporating synths and using distortion, and they provide a fascinating look at the future of digital music.

The accompanying DVD features sound bites from all 56 interviews; actual music such as exclusive live recordings, unreleased demos, and out-of-print classics; performance videos; interactive Flash movies; royalty-free samples by the artists; behind-the-scenes photos; extensive Web links, and more.

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