The Roger Nichols Recording Method
By Roger Nichols
HIGHLIGHTS A school-of-hard-knocks approach to recording and mixing music from the late multiple-Grammy Award-winning engineer • written in a breezy style and easy to comprehend, yet full of detailed information • includes DVD-ROM of Pro Tools session files
TARGET MARKET Students and musicians interested in improving their knowledge about recording
ANALYSIS Nichols was a creative and brilliant, no-nonsense kind of guy, and that shines through in this excellent book.
Oxford University Press
Electronic and Computer Music, 4th ed.
By Peter Manning
HIGHLIGHTS A comprehensive history of the people and technologies that influenced the last century of music • stretches beyond academia to include popular culture, consumer formats, and innovative research • not overly technical • companion website has additional material
TARGET MARKET Anyone interested in the development of musicmaking machines
ANALYSIS A broad look at the history of electronic and computer music that presents a surprising level of detail while remaining fun to read. Highly recommended.
Electronic Music and Sound Design Volume 1, 2nd ed.
By Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri
HIGHLIGHTS Covers techniques for using Cycling ’74 Max 6 and MSP • each topic divided into a Theory and Practice chapter • topics include control signals, additive and vector synthesis, elements of programming, and noise generators, filters, and subtractive synthesis
TARGET MARKET Composers and musicians interested in learning Max/MSP
ANALYSIS A highly structured and detailed approach to programming for realtime sound synthesis that explains both the how and the why of each subject.
The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business
By Loren Weisman
HIGHLIGHTS Focuses on fundraising, touring, management, booking, marketing and promotion • includes ideas and approaches to songwriting and arranging • covers digital and social media • check out the “Your Band is Your Brand” chapter
TARGET MARKET Musicians and the people who work with them
ANALYSIS This book covers a lot of ground and navigates a wide array of topics that are important to anyone interested in making a career in the music biz.