Moses Schneider releases The Alternative Workbook 2nd edition e-book

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Moses Schneider has launched the 2nd edition of The Alternative Workbook, an e-book on how to pimp your practice room featuring the German music producer’s tips for successful live recordings.

Moses Schneider The Alternative Workbook

Producer Moses Schneider is one of Germany’s most influential music producers. Sound on Sound magazine describes him as “quote”. Under his influence, Strokes producer Gordon Raphael recorded the Strokes albums “Is This It” and “Room On Fire”.

Schneider passes on his knowledge with “The alternative workbook or how to pimp your practice room”. It is now mandatory reading for live recording. From positioning the band members in the recording room to positioning the mics – in the e-book, Schneider explains techniques to produce the best possible recordings without great expense as well as descriptions and sound samples. He shares his personal approach to producing and his practical experience, including recording the internationally renowned metal band Kreator. The introduction is by Strokes producer Gordon Raphael who took his inspiration from his work with Schneider.

German star producer Moses Schneider is now publishing the second edition of his book “The alternative workbook or how to pimp your practice room.” The first edition was published as a printed book and the second edition is now appearing as an e-book featuring sound samples.

The Berlin-based sound magician got celebrity support for the e-book edition. His work with Kreator is featured here. Schneider explains, “All of our knowledge which is essential for recording in small rooms with little (or no) budget is presented here.” Schneider gives insight into his approach to what is essential for successful recordings. “Anyone who prefers live recordings knows that the total is more than the sum of their parts. Since bands play together, they have to hear each other when they record.”

The Alternative Workbook is now available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Moses Schneider / The Alternative Workbook

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Producertech launches Drumming for Dance Music with Paul Kodish

Drumming for Dance Music with Paul Kodish

Producertech has announced Drumming for Dance Music with Paul Kodish, a video tutorial course by professional musician Paul Kodish, the drummer from legendary bands such as Pendulum, Apollo 440 and DJ Fresh.

This brand new course from Producertech teaches how to play killer beats for a number of dance music styles, including drum and bass, dubstep, hip hop, house and breakbeat. Led by Paul Kodish, a professional drummer with more than 25 years of experience playing for headline bands like Pendulum, DJ Fresh and Apollo 440, the lessons go from starting out with the kit, right through to advanced techniques and jamming. In addition to the streamed lesson movies, the course comes with a series of downloadable packs, with readymade sessions for music software, drum loops and backing tracks in a variety of formats and a load of additional Loopmasters samples for playing along too as well.

The first part of the course begins with the very basics and then moves onto some exercises for helping with different rhythms and timing, whilst showing examples of how to use various patterns in beats and fills. Then comes the meat of the course, which is a series of lessons dedicated to four of the main styles of dance music, with each one teaching a different drum beat, often complete with several variations, played along to a unique backing sample of Paul’s choosing. The lessons have been reconstructed in Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Reason formats, so students with those apps can open them up to replay the beats on audio or MIDI tracks, which helps with the learning process. Additionally, the samples are provided as looped audio files too, so those with no music software have something to play along to as well.

As with their other courses, Producertech are going the extra mile to ensure students are well supported, so Paul is available on the forum to help people out or answer questions regarding anything course related. With the substantial accompanying materials, Paul’s professional tuition and the ability to access the lessons 24/7 from wherever you are in the world, all for an attractive price, this new course is the ideal purchase for anyone wanting to learn how to play slamming dance music drums!

Drumming for Dance Music features

  • Online Dance Music Drumming Course by Paul Kodish (Pendulum/DJ Fresh/Apollo 440).
  • 43 lessons go from starting out with the kit right through to advanced techniques.
  • Accompanying Live, Logic and Reason Projects preloaded with the beats and samples from the course.
  • All material also provided as looped audio files for people without music software.
  • Packed with professional advice and tips and tricks.
  • Check out the 2 sample modules directly on the course page before signing up.

The course is available from Music-Courses for £49.95 GBP.

More information: Music-Courses / Drumming for Dance Music

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Sample Magic releases Paul White’s Producer’s Manual – iPad Edition

Sample Magic Paul White's Producer's Manual

Sample Magic has announced a fully interactive iPad Edition of Paul White’s Producer’s Manual, an essential recording and production resource.

First published in 2011, Sound On Sound editor-in-chief Paul White’s Producer’s Manual became an instant best-seller.
Now the team behind the book present this all-new and expanded iPad edition featuring all of the original content across 320+ immersive pages alongside over an hour’s worth of video walkthroughs direct from Paul’s studio, fully enlargeable photos, diagrams and an expansive glossary.

Every paragraph from the original book has been ported into this beautiful looking, easy to use app, a scrollable reference manual that covers all aspects of recording and production music, including:

  • all you need to get great recordings, from vocals and drums to guitars and bands,
  • in-depth guides to dynamics, reverb, studio acoustics, monitoring and more,
  • taking your mix to the next level. Essential jargon-free theory backed by practical insights on everything from EQ through mixdown approaches to classic hardware, and
  • how to master your own material when the budget doesn’t stretch to professional mastering.

The Producer’s Manual iPad Edition is available to download for £14.90 GBP from Apple Store.

More information: Sample Magic / Producer’s Manual iPad Edition

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Bobby Owsinski releases Social Media Promotion for Musicians

Social Media Promotion for Musicians

Producer, author, and technology advisor Bobby Owsinski has announced the release of his Social Media Promotion for Musicians book.

After numerous requests from musicians, artists, bands, engineers, producers and songwriters all over the country, best-selling recording and music business author Bobby Owsinski has finally put the social media strategies taught in his famous clinics into a new book called Social Media Promotion for Musicians: The Manual for Marketing Yourself, Your Band and Your Music Online.

Published by BOMG Publishing and topping out at 300 pages packed with insider tips and tricks, Social Media Promotion for Musicians provides the latest techniques used to raise your online profile more effectively and efficiently than you ever thought possible, which can lead to more fans and followers, increased page, post and video views, and greater ticket and merch sales. Best of all, the information is laid out so anyone can do it!

Social Media Promotion For Musicians covers all aspects of a musician’s online presence on the most widely used platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and various bookmarking sites. Special attention is also given to personal and band websites, blogs, newsletters and branding.

Social Media Promotion for Musicians features

  • How to increase your online exposure to increase your fan base.
  • How to have more time for music by saving at least an hour every day on common social media operations.
  • Exclusive promotional tips that boost your views and followers.
  • How to uncover and develop your brand.
  • The secret behind successful tweets and posts.
  • How to craft an effective newsletter to increase your ticket and merch sales.
  • 10 ways to make sure that fans, music critics and bloggers, bookers and promoters, and agents and managers always have your latest information.
  • Ways to optimize your YouTube channel and videos to maximize your views.

The book is available to purchase for a list price of $29.95 USD (print & Kindle).

More information: Social Media Promotion for Musicians

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Hal Leonard intros Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers

Hal Leonard Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers

Hal Leonard has announced that it has published Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers, a new Quick Pro Guides series book.

Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers is designed to help people who already have some familiarity with Digital Performer – or any other DAW software – jump directly into some of the extremely important and powerful capabilities of this incredible software. Author and noted DP guru David E. Roberts has been directly involved with the development of this incredibly powerful and innovative DAW software since 1993; he is also responsible for artist/VIP support at MOTU and has been training new users for the past 20 years. Considering Roberts’ depth of understanding and insightful experience, this Quick Pro Guide offers a uniquely succinct path to understanding and eventually mastering Digital Performer.

Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers focuses specifically on music production, mixing, film scoring, and live performance. This important resource helps the reader get right down to the essential tasks, providing insight, tips, and tricks that help the creative mind link existing knowledge to the important activities most commonly implemented by DAW users at every level.

The accompanying DVD-ROM provides extremely powerful and supportive video tutorials featuring Magic Dave Roberts doing what he does best: revealing the insider tips and tricks that have kept Digital Performer at the forefront of DAW technology since its inception.

The book is available to purchase for $16.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard / Digital Performer

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