Hal Leonard Books has published Desktop Mastering, a book by Steve Turnidge.
Desktop Mastering is a conceptual guide, intertwining a broad range of knowledge regarding audio engineering principles and practical applications for those wishing to enhance their own as well as their clients’ work. In addition to providing a step-by-step survey of a successful mastering plug-in chain, Desktop Mastering covers real-world practical applications and the fundamentals of audio and electronics. Also included is a personal guide to the business of mastering and leveraging emerging social networks for positive personal and business results.
“What makes this book stand out from most ‘how-to’ books is that in addition to useful, practical tips and techniques that clearly show Turnidge has been around the block multiple times, there is a liberal amount of philosophizing and incidental tips that relate to the gestalt of mastering,” said audio industry veteran Craig Anderton. “Think of this more as ‘Zen and the Art of Mastering’, and you’ll be closer to what this unique book offers: a rare combination of practicality you can take to the bank, and insights that broaden your way of looking at the topic.”
Desktop Mastering is available to purchase for $29.99 USD.
More information: Hal Leonard / Desktop Mastering
Cakewalk has announced the release of SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level with Craig Anderton, an instructional video tutorial.
Picking up where SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop left off, SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level stretches your imagination and redefines what you thought was possible with SONAR X1. With decades of experience as a producer, engineer, and performer, Craig Anderton dissects SONAR X1 to a level never seen before. And best of all, he de-mystifies these techniques for users of any level.
Well beyond the in-depth exploration of production techniques in the first Advanced Workshop, SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level includes 30 never-before-seen video tutorials that will blow away even the most veteran SONAR user. With nearly 2 hours of run time, these video tutorials provide insight and techniques that only Craig, the quintessential gear-geek, can provide. Ever heard of an “Acoustifier”? Craig shows you how to construct one inside SONAR X1—in minutes. Wish you could re-create some of the vintage effects, like true tape flanging, that defined music in the 60s and 70s? Now you can, thanks to an entire chapter dedicated to Vintage Effects. How about ambient and spatial effects once possible only in expensive studios? Final touches to masters? Virtual guitar re-tuning? Unprecedented distortion sounds? All are possible inside SONAR X1, as this video guides you with step-by-step details.
SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level features
- 30 never-before-seen video tutorials dedicated to SONAR X1.
- 1 hour 52 minutes running time.
- Includes exciting new SONAR X1 Producer Expanded and ProChannel Modules features.
- Official Cakewalk video written by Craig Anderton.
- MP4 format: watch on your PC, iOS device, or Android device.
SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level with Craig Anderton is available to purchase at the introductory price of $29.99 USD / £24.99 GBP / 29.99 EUR through December 31, 2011.
More information: Cakewalk / SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level
Cakewalk has announced the release of its SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop with Craig Anderton instructional DVD.
Beyond simple tutorial on how to get up and running with SONAR X1, this compilation of advanced workshop videos provide in-depth exploration of techniques that add up to a true master class.
SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop with Craig Anderton, a ground-breaking collection of advanced SONAR X1 techniques, is Cakewalk’s first official video tutorial. Craig is one of the most respected music industry experts in the world today, and his novel, real-world insights and tips will help any SONAR X1 user make music more creatively and efficiently.
The 1 hour and 40 minute video touches on a wide range of subjects, including vintage effects emulation, repairing damaged tracks, mastering within SONAR, “virtual multi-miking” techniques for acoustic instruments, perfect looping with any pad, convolution-based sound design, constructing a looper in SONAR with unique features, humanizing step sequencer patterns, album assembly, and much more – 31 videos total.
Presented in a practical, easy-to-understand style that demystifies otherwise complex topics, these videos also represent the state-of-the-art in video instruction with tight editing, superb sound quality, and excellent use of the video medium.
SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop with Craig Anderton is available at the Cakewalk Store at an introductory price of $29.99 USD/£24.99 GBP/€29.99 EUR.
More information: Cakewalk / SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop with Craig Anderton
Cakewalk has released Craig Anderton Electronic Guitars, an expansion pack for Rapture and Rapture LE.
Craig’s programming style combines musicality and innovation and takes full advantage of Rapture’s advanced synthesis capabilities. The new Electronic Guitars Expansion Pack leverages LFOs, Step Generators, FX, and creative use of modulators to do everything from layering to patch morphing to providing alternate bass sounds within the same patch. Craig has even created evocative one-finger chord patches that change from major to minor with mod wheel use.
The Electronic Guitars Expansion pack uses sounds from Paul Reed Smith, Gibson, Peavey, and Fender guitars, as well as Roland’s VG-8 guitar synth, to create unique textures that sound like nothing you’ve heard before. Combined with Rapture’s extreme signal processing and step sequencing options, this expansion pack will take Rapture and your approach to electric guitar to new levels. The Electronic Guitars expansion pack is a must have.
Craig Anderton Electronic Guitars features
- Authentic guitar sounds from:
- Paul Reed Smith
- Roland VG-8 Guitar Synth
- Unique guitar synthesis:
- 1-Finger Chord Progressions
- 1-Finger Rhythms
- Mod wheel functionality changes chord from major to minor
Craig Anderton Electronic Guitars is available for download for registered Rapture, Rapture LE, SONAR 7, and SONAR 8 customers for $49 USD.
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