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Hal Leonard publishes The Power in Logic Pro

Hal Leonard Books has published The Power in Logic Pro by Dot Bustelo. This book is the first choice for any artist seeking quick, fun, easy-to-digest insight into the depth of Logic.


The Power in Logic Pro: Trailer with author, Dot Bustelo.

Dot Bustelo’s signature approach to teaching Logic will get you up and running quickly. She’ll help you move beyond the basics to discover a professional-level Logic workflow, taught through highly musical examples that expose Logic’s essential features and powerful production tools.

You’ll find many of the tips, tricks and insider techniques that powered Logic to its industry-leading status as the bet tool for unleashing creativity in songwriting, composing, making beats, and remixing.

Plus, find out why musicians over the years have sworn Logic “grooves better.” Dot provides the powerful methodology for creating in Logic that she has shared with countless high-profile bands and Grammy Award-winning producers and engineers.

The Power in Logic Pro is available to purchase for $16.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes Spin Now! – The DJ Starter Handbook

DJ Shortee Spin Now!

Hal Leonard Books has published Spin Now!, a book by DJ Shortee.

This DJ handbook puts you on the fast track to DJing, whether you want to be a digital DJ or vinyl junkie.

In Spin Now! and the accompanying DVD-ROM, Los Angeles DJ, world-class turntablist, producer, and classroom instructor DJ Shortee teaches you everything you need to know so you can start mixing tunes like the pros!

Spin Now! features

  • From CDJs, turntables, and DJ mixers to DJ Software, MIDI Controllers, and more, discover the tools of the trade and how to choose which are best for you.
  • Learn how to set up different gear and how to operate it correctly.
  • Find out where to get music and how to select your tunes in order to create your own unique sound.
  • Learn how to identify beats, count music, sync tempos, and match keys.
  • Master the basics of cueing, scratching, and droppin’ on the “one”.
  • Learn how to create seamless mixes through beat matching, blending, and EQing.
  • Discover useful practice techniques, get advice on how to promote yourself, learn how to survive your first gig, and more!

The included DVD-ROM contains specific exercises directly correlating with lessons in the text, including material that lets you play along in real time. Each technique is taught using both CDJs and turntables and can easily be applied to any DJ software and controllers. No matter what equipment you use, Shortee’s lessons are essential to learning how to DJ like a pro! Want to become a Pro DJ? Learn from one!

Spin Now! is available from Hal Leonard for $12.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes Desktop Mastering

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Hal Leonard Books has published Desktop Mastering, a book by Steve Turnidge.

Hal Leonard Desktop Mastering

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.

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Hal Leonard publishes Recording Software & Plug-Ins

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Hal Leonard Books has published Recording Software & Plug-Ins, the third book in the Hal Leonard Recording Method by Bill Gibson.

Hal Leonard Recording Software & Plug-Ins

This updated second-edition is Book 3 of The Hal Leonard Recording Method. Once you’ve learned how to use microphones and mixers (Book 1), and to record instruments and vocals (Book 2), discover how to get the most out of your recording software and plug-ins.

No matter what software you use – Cubase, Logic, Digital Performer, SONAR, Reason, Ableton Live, Pro Tools or Studio One – they all share common concepts and features. Recording Software & Plug-Ins teaches you what you need to know to be able to navigate any software program so you can be ready to work in all of them. And it includes a concise and thorough explanation of the digital recording process along with techniques to combine exciting new technologies with classic analog systems and tools. This amazing book and DVD-ROM package uses detailed illustrations, screen shots, audio and video examples to get you fully immersed in understanding, using, and making great music with your recording software and plug-ins.

Recording Software & Plug-Ins is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering with Ableton Live

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Hal Leonard Books has announced it is now shipping Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering with Ableton Live, a book by Jake Perrine.

Jake Perrine Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering with Ableton Live

This book is part of Hal Leonard’s Quick Pro Guides series and is designed to be a companion guide to help readers get the most from their software.

Go beyond the basics of Ableton Live with this book of audio-making and audio-mangling recipes, tips and mixing/mastering techniques. Ableton Live is undoubtedly the most flexible audio application available today: use it for sound design for music, film, theater, and games; composition; improvising with other musicians; live looping; DJing; and of course, mixing and mastering music.

Author, mastering engineer, certified Ableton trainer, and power-user Jake Perrine will inspire you to use Live in new ways, and to improve how you already use it. Striking a delicate balance of artistry and theory, he will expand your repertoire for both the studio and the stage.

From inspiring recipes for sculpting audio magic and mayhem to in-depth discussions of mixing and mastering that you would expect to learn in an audio production school, this book is designed to help you “out of your box” into a larger world. It will deepen, enliven, inspire, and improve your tracks, audio, and performance skills with Ableton Live.

Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering with Ableton Live is available for $16.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard publishes Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools

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Hal Leonard Books has announced it is now shipping Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools, a Quick Pro Guides series book by Glenn Lorbecki.

Glenn Lorbecki Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools

Pro Tools is in virtually every top-rated studio in the world, and whether you’re new to Pro Tools or an experienced user, you will find Avid’s latest release of PT to be a powerful production workstation. In Mixing & Mastering with Pro Tools, multiplatinum engineer/producer and certified Pro Tools trainer Glenn Lorbecki shows you, step by step, how to achieve your best mixes using Avid’s award-winning software. This focused guide will unlock the full potential of Pro Tools as a professional mixing and mastering platform.

Avid’s relatively recent move to open the Pro Tools software platform to third-party interfaces has given the user numerous new options, making Pro Tool’s renowned recording platform available for Mac and PC systems – not just Avid hardware. Given Pro Tools’ high-tech enhancements in connectivity, functionality, and session portability, users need a practical guide to get up and running quickly and efficiently. This Quick Pro Guide cuts to the chase and gives you the best of Pro Tools at your fingertips, with plenty of sessions, audio examples, and video assistance to guide you along the way.

Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools is available to purchase for $16.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard shipping The Power in Reason

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Andrew Eisele The Power in Reason

Hal Leonard Books has announced it is now shipping The Power in Reason by Andrew Eisele.

Part of Hal Leonard’s QuickPro Guides series, the book is designed to help readers get up to speed quickly and get the most from their software.

The Power in Reason begins with an overview of the program, demonstrating basic operations and how to record and edit MIDI. Next comes a look at some of Reason’s instruments, such as the Subtractor and ReDrum Drum Computer, followed by suggested techniques for adding effects to create a powerful and polished sound.

Author Andrew Eisele shows readers how to build a simple composition in Reason and presents basic mixing concepts that will help them create a professional-sounding production. Readers will also learn how to render compositions to a stereo file suitable for burning to a CD or uploading to the Web. Along the way, Eisele shares many of the tips and techniques he has learned as a Reason power-user and trainer.

The Power in Reason is available to purchase for $16.99 USD.

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Hal Leonard releases Delay Genie and MyRecord Deal apps

Hal Leonard has released Delay Genie and MyRecord Deal, the first two music apps based on the best-selling MusicPro Guides series.

Hal Leonard’s best-selling book and DVD series MusicPro Guides brings together the most experienced authors in the music industry to give established and aspiring music professionals quality instruction that yields professional results. Last fall, Hal Leonard re-launched its MusicPro Guides YouTube channel (youtube.com/musicproguides), which streams the high-quality audio-visual media that accompanies its books or actual excerpts from its DVDs. It’s been a huge success, reaching thousands of subscribers and reaching 1.5 million views.

And now, MusicPro Guides goes mobile. Hal Leonard has released its first two free MusicPro Guides iPhone apps featuring cornerstone authors Bobby Owsinski and Moses Avalon, with an app from Bill Gibson, author of the highly successful Hal Leonard Recording Method, to follow soon.

“We are releasing these apps as part of our commitment to have MusicPro Guides available in every form that musicians use,” says John Cerullo, publisher for Hal Leonard Books. Watch for more MusicPro Guides apps in the near future.

Avalon Apps Delay Genie

Bobby Owsinski’s Delay Genie

In less than one second, Delay Genie calculates to the millisecond the exact amount of delay for any live venue setup and/or any recorded musical setup. The “Studio” tab replaces the delay chart in many recording studios that shows delay times for drums and vocals. Tap your BPM or enter it manually, and the app displays 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, and 1/64 note time increments, plus their respective triplet and dotted note companions. Just set your effects box to the number displayed on the app. The “Live” tab saves live mixing engineers the agonizing math required to suss out a concert venue. Enter room measurements, and the app displays delay time between the stage and speaker cabinets. It also accounts for differences in temperature that can affect live delay times.

Bobby Owsinksi, creator of the app, says, “I wanted to design an app that I would use myself. Setting delay times, especially triplets and dotted notes, is vitally important to the mixing process, and the Delay Genie helps a mixer do this job very easily. What’s more, the price is right (free)!”

Bobby Owsinski is a music producer/engineer and best-selling author of over a dozen books including the new second edition of Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age (Hal Leonard Books).

Avalon Apps MyRecord Deal

Moses Avalon’s MyRecord Deal

MyRecord Deal is a mobile app version of the MARC (Moses Avalon Royalty Calculator), which music business professionals and educators have been using for over a decade. It calculates the profits and losses generated by virtually any US record deal, offering information on how much musicians actually make on record sales and the actual “penny rate” of each single or album. It’s a tool for both serious music professionals looking to budget a production and for anyone curious about how much a hit song is actually worth.

MyRecord Deal also comes with an in-app help book that explains record label accounting procedures, how labels calculate royalties, and how to negotiate effectively with a label to get the best deal for the artist.

“This app will do two things: For those signed or signing to a label deal, it will give you transparency both in money owed and how to negotiate a better deal,” Moses Avalon, creator of the app, explains. “For those doing the DIY thing, it will allow you to accurately budget your recording and touring so that you don’t overspend. For many, an App like this is nothing short of a truly liberating experience.”

Moses Avalon is a top music business consultant, artists’ rights advocate, and best-selling author of music business texts such as Confessions of a Record Producer and 100 Answers to 50 Questions on the Music Business.

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