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Items in Music and Books on Music that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Pro Tools all-in-one for dummies / by Jeff Strong

    A complete Pro Tools reference - from recording to mixing to mastering

    Pro Tools has long been the recording industry's leading solution for capturing, mixing, and outputting audio. While it was once a tool known and used exclusively by engineers in pro studios, it is now readily available to anyone wishing to create their own recording.

    This updated edition of Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies covers the features you'll encounter in both Pro Tools | First as well as the versions designed for next-level recording. It guides you through the very basics of recording, capturing both live and digital instruments, how to sweeten your sound in mixing, and how to tweak and output your final master. Now get ready to make some beautiful sounds!

    Get up to speed with recording basics Pick the Pro Tools version that works for you Record acoustic audio Get to know MIDI Discover how to set compression and EQ Sweeten your final product with mastering Create a final file you can stream online

    Assuming no past experience with audio recording, this book shares the basics of recording and how to capture both live and digital instruments using Pro Tools.

  • Logic Pro X for dummies / by Graham English

    Spend less time learning and more time recording

    Logic Pro X offers Mac users the tools and power they need to create recordings ready to share with the world. This book provides the know-how for navigating the interface, tweaking the settings, picking the sounds, and all the other tech tasks that get in the way of capturing the perfect take.

    Written by a Logic Pro X trainer who's used the software to further his own music career, Logic Pro X For Dummies cuts back on the time needed to learn the software and allows for more time making amazing recordings.

    Record live sound sources or built-in virtual instruments Arrange your tracks to edit, mix, and master Discover tips to speed the process and record on an iPad Make sense of the latest software updates

    A favorite among Logic Pro X beginners, this book is updated to reflect the ongoing changes added to enhance Logic Pro X's recording power.

  • Mixing with Impact : Learning to Make Musical Choices / Wessel Oltheten ; translated by Gijs van Osch
    ML 3790 O49 2018

    In Mixing with Impact: Learning to Make Musical Choices, Wessel Oltheten discusses the creative and technical concepts behind making a mix. Whether you're a dance producer in your home studio, a live mixer in a club, or an engineer in a big studio, the mindset is largely the same.

    The same goes for the questions you run into: where do you start? How do you deal with a context in which all the different parts affect each other? How do you avoid getting lost in technique? How do you direct your audience's attention? Why doesn't your mix sound as good as someone else's? How do you maintain your objectivity when you hear the same song a hundred times? How do your speakers affect your perception? What's the difference between one compressor and another?

    Following a clear structure, this book covers these and many other questions, bringing you closer and closer to answering the most important question of all: how do you tell a story with sound?

  • The messenger : the songwriting legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard / Brian T. Atkinson ; forewords by Jerry Jeff Walker and Hayes Carll
    ML 420 H833A85 2019eb

  • Handbook of music, adolescents, and wellbeing / edited by Katrina McFerran, Philippa Derrington, Suvi Saarikallio
    ML 83 H36 2019eb

  • Adapting the Wizard of Oz : musical versions from Baum to MGM and beyond / edited by Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh
    ML 1711.9 A33 2019eb

  • Sonic warfare : sound, affect, and the ecology of fear / Steve Goodman
    ML 3805 G66 2010

    An exploration of the production, transmission, and mutation of affective tonality--when sound helps produce a bad vibe.

    Sound can be deployed to produce discomfort, express a threat, or create an ambience of fear or dread--to produce a bad vibe. Sonic weapons of this sort include the "psychoacoustic correction" aimed at Panama strongman Manuel Noriega by the U.S. Army and at the Branch Davidians in Waco by the FBI, sonic booms (or "sound bombs") over the Gaza Strip, and high-frequency rat repellants used against teenagers in malls. At the same time, artists and musicians generate intense frequencies in the search for new aesthetic experiences and new ways of mobilizing bodies in rhythm. In Sonic Warfare , Steve Goodman explores these uses of acoustic force and how they affect populations.

    Traversing philosophy, science, fiction, aesthetics, and popular culture, he maps a (dis)continuum of vibrational force, encompassing police and military research into acoustic means of crowd control, the corporate deployment of sonic branding, and the intense sonic encounters of sound art and music culture.

    Goodman concludes with speculations on the not yet heard--the concept of unsound, which relates to both the peripheries of auditory perception and the unactualized nexus of rhythms and frequencies within audible bandwidths.

  • Hip hop beats, indigenous rhymes : modernity and hip hop in indigenous North America / Kyle T. Mays
    ML 3531 M29 2018
    Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.

  • Tuned out : traditional music and identity in Northern Ireland / Fintan Vallely
    ML 3654 V35 2008
    This book looks at the attitudes of Protestant performers to Traditional music in Northern Ireland. It reflects on broader Protestant community views of the music through their eyes and considers the impact of historical literature, political statements and other interventions which have affected and shaped Traditional music today.

    Traditional music is taken to mean the dance music, forms of dance and style of songs which were the onetime entertainment of rural people prior to urbanization and the development of mass forms of entertainment.

    The data collected for this study was originally researched in 1992 in a profoundly different political climate to that which burgeons in 2008. This study does not offer conclusions, but represents musicians' attitudes as a contribution to ongoing debate and assertion about culture and identity in Northern Ireland.

  • The revolution's echoes : music, politics, and pleasure in Guinea / Nomi Dave
    ML 3917 G9 D38 2019
    Music has long been an avenue for protest, seen as a way to promote freedom and equality, instill hope, and fight for change. Popular music, in particular, is considered to be an effective form of subversion and resistance under oppressive circumstances. But, as Nomi Dave shows us in The Revolution's Echoes , the opposite is also true: music can often support, rather than challenge, the powers that be.

    Dave introduces readers to the music supporting the authoritarian regime of former Guinean president Sékou Touré, and the musicians who, even long after his death, have continued to praise dictators and avoid dissent. Dave shows that this isn't just the result of state manipulation; even in the absence of coercion, musicians and their audiences take real pleasure in musical praise of leaders. Time and again, whether in traditional music or in newer genres such as rap, Guinean musicians have celebrated state power and authority. With The Revolution's Echoes , Dave insists that we must grapple with the uncomfortable truth that some forms of music choose to support authoritarianism, generating new pleasures and new politics in the process.
Updated: Friday 13 December 2019
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