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Producertech launches Mastering Now – The Complete Guide & An Industry Example video tutorials

Producertech Mastering Now

Producertech are proud to present 2 brand new Mastering courses, available now at Music-Courses.com.

Both courses have been created by Nicholas D’Ombrain, the director of Zeitgeist Mastering, who crams his years of experience mastering big names and record labels across Berlin and beyond into this series of tutorials, in order to pass on his valuable tips and mastering know-how.

The first course, Mastering Now – The Complete Guide, is a comprehensive, in-depth look at audio mastering and will give you exactly what you need to begin or go further with your audio mastering with real confidence. The course consists of over 6 hours of dedicated mastering tutorials, including 3 real life example tracks mastered from start to finish, a guide to the tools of the trade, some of the more secret tools and processes used, and a look at how to improve your critical decision making. There is undoubtedly something in this course for everyone!

The second course, An Industry Example, is an hour-long step-by-step guide to mastering a dance track from start to finish, using predominantly Waves plug-ins. This is also one of the last three example tracks from the Complete Guide, so anyone wanting to try out that course can sign up to this shorter course first to see an example of the content and delivery, before deciding whether to upgrade to the full course, which can then be done at a discounted rate.

After signing up to the course, students can access the streamed module movies 24/7 for as long as they need, allowing them to be watched and rewatched until everything has sunk in. At any point, Nicholas and the other Producertech tutors can be contacted via the forum, which allows Music Courses students and any mastering enthusiasts to discuss issues and interact with one another.

Sign up to the Music Courses website today to check out the trailer movies and sample module from the courses, which include a free pre-mastering lesson, covering the necessary steps and essential tips to preparing your track for optimum mastering results.

The courses are available to purchase at 15 EUR for An Industry Example and 60 EUR for The Complete Guide.

More information: Music-Courses / Mastering courses

Hal Leonard publishes Making the Scene: Nashville

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Hal Leonard Books has announced Making the Scene: Nashville, a step-by-step guide by Liam Sullivan, showing you how to live, network, and succeed in Nashville.

Hal Leonard Making the Scene: Nashville

How hot is Nashville? So hot that when ABC was looking for a setting for a musical/drama series to compete with Fox’s Glee and NBC’s Smash, it landed in Music City, U.S.A. Aspiring singer-songwriters, country music fans, and musicians of all stripes inspired by ABC’s Nashville to move to country music’s hometown will find a wealth of invaluable information about what it will take to make their mark in Making the Scene: Nashville – How to Live, Network, and Succeed in Music City by Liam Sullivan.

One could argue that moving to Nashville is the easy part. Getting acclimated and gaining a foothold in the Nashville music scene can be another story. Making the Scene: Nashville addresses those challenges, while serving as a comprehensive guide for musicians and artists looking to move to and establish themselves in the city. Making the Scene: Nashville is filled with interviews with Music Industry professionals, who provide insight into how the music scene in Nashville works and what the best plan of attack is for hitting the big time.

There are also uplifting and heartwarming interviews with singer-songwriters from around the country who have made the move and embrace Nashville as their new musical home. Music venues in Nashville are plentiful and bustling with singers and songwriters every night, and Sullivan lays out a step-by-step approach to figuring out not only how to get gigs, but also understanding how the music business in Nashville works. With the help of interviews with a host of Music Row professionals, Making the Scene: Nashville covers every facet of Nashville’s music scene: from tips to performing “live” to understanding music publishing terms that every musician should know. Sullivan explains the best way to approach an open mic or writer’s night, and maps out the most musician-friendly neighborhoods. He also looks at Nashville’s hundred years of music history, important to know when speaking with music publishers and executives alike.

Van Morrison once said, “Music is spiritual, but the music business is not.” From where to buy gear to where to see live music and where to network and exchange ideas with other musicians, Making the Scene: Nashville provides the tools newcomers will need to meet the challenges of the business and make the move to Nashville.

The book is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes The Power in Cubase – Tracking Audio, MIDI, and Virtual Instruments

Hal Leonard Book The Power in Cubase

Hal Leonard Books has published The Power in Cubase by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth.

This comprehensive, thoughtful, and engaging guide is written to help the new user master the ins and outs of Cubase.

Consider this: Cubase is a program that will turn your computer into a complete recording studio. That is, Cubase can create virtually every button, knob, switch, and fader found in a “real” studio, including a few components that don’t exist in the hardware realm. Imagine the challenge of sitting at a large mixing desk and being expected to use all that technology to produce professional recordings. Well, by installing Cubase on your computer, that’s exactly what you’ve expected of yourself. Knowing how daunting that task sounds, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, if not disillusioned.

The Power in Cubase: Tracking Audio, MIDI, and Virtual Instruments will help you get started so that you can use Cubase to your full benefit. It is specifically written to allow a new user to quickly get started with Cubase while avoiding a myriad of pitfalls. First, you’ll learn the process of installation and proper studio configuration. Next, you’ll learn the foundations of rudimentary Cubase operations. You’ll also learn how to avoid common mistakes that can ruin a recording. Finally, you’ll learn how to properly record MIDI, instrument, and audio tracks. Whether they’re your own tracks or those of a client, you’ll achieve recordings in your own home or project studio that were recently considered unobtainable without a big studio. And you’ll discover Cubase is easier to learn than you may have expected.

The book is available for $16.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard / The Power in Cubase

Hal Leonard publishes Music 3.0 Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age

Hal Leonard Books has announced the release of Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age, a book by by veteran music and technology author Bobby Owsinski.

Music 3.0 Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age

Music 3.0 is a completely updated edition of the original best seller, featuring the latest music business and social media concepts as well as brand-new interviews with a variety of the industry’s top movers and shakers.

Music 3.0 not only looks at the music industry’s evolution and how we got to Music 3.0, but also provides the information that today’s musician or music business executive needs to take advantage of the new music industry paradigm. What has changed? Who are the new players? Why are traditional record labels, television, and radio no longer factors in an artist’s success? How do you market and distribute your music in this new world? How do you make money in this new music world? How do you develop your brand? How do you use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as marketing tools? What are the new technologies that are being introduced that will influence how we sell or market? All these questions are answered in the book. This second edition also contains new low-cost high- and low-tech tips for marketing and promotion.

Music 3.0 is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard Books / Music 3.0

u-he announces new synth, tutorials & ACE manual

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u-he has announced it will be releasing a new synthesizer instrument soon.

We’ve been silent for a while, but far from idle! Urs and Clemens are still working feverishly on our NEW SYNTH. If all goes well, there’ll be a major announcement soon.

Ensconced in uhe’s southern outpost near Frankfurt, I have been making some more Zebra2 and ACE tutorials. Improve your programming skills in bite-sized, easy-to-swallow chunks: go to the uheplugins YouTube channel

The ACE User Guide has also updated, with internal references, all recent features etc.. More navigable and more detailed, more like the new Zebra2, Zebralette, MFM2 and Uhbik manuals. Documentation is FUN (so there!)

More information: u-he

Sample Magic releases The Producer’s Manual by Paul White

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Sample Magic The Producer's Manual

Sample Magic has announced the release of The Producer’s Manual, the definitive guide to recording and mixing in the project studio by Sound On Sound editor Paul White.

Featuring 350+ full-colour pages packed with pro techniques, practical photos, detailed illustrations and hands-on walkthroughs, The Producer’s Manual brings together everything you need to take a mix from initial recording to final master

The Producer’s Manual features

  • All you need to get great recordings: from vocals and drums to guitars, bands and acoustic instruments. Choose the right mic, review classic recording techniques, learn how to tame spill and get the most from performers.
  • In-depth 101-style guides to dynamics and compression, reverb, pitch correction, studio acoustics, monitoring and more.
  • Taking your mix to the next level: explore the techniques and the pitfalls. Essential jargon-free theory backed by practical insights on everything from EQ through mixdown approaches to classic hardware.
  • How to master your own material when the budget doesn’t stretch to professional mastering.

The Producer’s Manual is supplemented by tricks and insights gleaned from over 20 years in the industry and interviews with some of the industry’s biggest producers, including Tony Visconti, Alan Parsons and many more.

The Producer’s Manual is available to purchase from Sample Magic for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic / The Producer’s Manual

Hal Leonard publishes The Future of the Music Business

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Hal Leonard Books has published The Future of the Music Business, a book by Steve Gordon.

The Future of the Music Business

This Third Edition is a practical guide for artists and entrepreneurs on how to succeed in the music business with the new digital technologies.

New technologies are revolutionizing the music business. While these changes may be smashing traditional business models and creating havoc among the major record companies, they are also providing new opportunities for unsigned artists, independent labels, and music business entrepreneurs.

The Future of the Music Business provides a legal and business road map for success in today’s music business by setting forth a comprehensive summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video.

The book provides practical tips for:

  • Selling music online.
  • Using blogs and social networks.
  • Developing an online record company.
  • Creating an Internet radio station.
  • Opening an online music store.
  • Raising money for recording projects online.
  • Creating a hit song in the Digital Age.
  • Taking advantage of wireless technologies, and much more.

This revised third edition is the most up-to-date and thorough examination of current trends, and offers special sections on:

  • What to do if someone steals your song.
  • Protecting the name of your band or label.
  • How to find and get a music lawyer to shop your music.
  • How to land a deal with an indie, or a major label.

The accompanying DVD includes a comprehensive lecture, “How to Succeed in Today’s Music Business,” delivered by the author at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

The Future of the Music Business is available to purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard / The Future of the Music Business

Hal Leonard publishes Modern Guitar Rigs by Scott Kahn

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Hal Leonard Books has published Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic’s Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects, a book by Scott Kahn.

Modern Guitar Rigs

Modern Guitar Rigs covers topics of interest to guitarists looking to build pro-level rigs, whether they’re playing clubs at the indie band level, getting set for a major tour, heading into the studio to record a new album, or just searching for “ultimate tone.”

“Guitar magazines routinely talk about commonly available guitars, amps, and effects, but they don’t really cover the components that go into assembling a professional guitar rig,” explains Kahn. “After hearing the same questions come up repeatedly from so many guitar players, I found myself pondering, ‘If only there were a book that really explained all this complex rig stuff,’ and then I discovered that no such book existed.”

Kahn, a technologist and accomplished guitar player, dissects complex guitar set-ups for multiple scenarios with an informal, relaxed style and calls attention to detail with bullet-point lists. Photos of the latest professional gear and actual rig examples of top guitarists add interest and application to the discussion.

Modern Guitar Rigs features

  • Rack gear: multi-effects processors and dedicated signal processors, audio loopers, amp function switching systems, and MIDI foot controllers.
  • Amp setups: wet/dry/wet configurations, rack-mounted tube preamps and power amps, stereo rigs, integrating pedals and rack gear, and floor-based loop systems.
  • Guitar options: piezoelectric pickups and splitting guitar signals to multiple amps • Effect loops: choosing the right loop for your specific needs.
  • Rig infrastructure: power conditioning, noise suppression, power attenuators, wireless systems, custom cabling, and equipment racks.
  • Rigs of the stars: a look at the complex rigs used by many leading guitar players, including John Petrucci of Dream Theater, Alex Lifeson of Rush, and Steven Wilson and John Wesley of Porcupine Tree.
  • Interviews with leading custom rig builders, including the legendary Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics.

For players looking to move beyond a simple pedal board and combo amp, there is no more definitive book on the topic of advanced guitar rigs than Modern Guitar Rigs.

The book comes with a bonus DVD with more than an hour of video including “Building a Pro Guitar Rig”, “Setting Up Your First Small Rack”, “Taming The Pedalboard”, and a music video of the song “The Sky is Falling” by the progressive rock band Days Before Tomorrow, featuring Scott Kahn on guitar.

Modern Guitar Rigs is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard Books