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LMMS A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production : A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production.

Author/Creator:
Earl, David.
Publication:
Olton : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2012.
Format/Description:
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1 online resource (436 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Automobifles -- Electric equipment.
Electromagnetic compatibility.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
The beginner's guide to exploring, understanding, and rocking in the world of dance music using the free LMMS digital audio workstation.
Contents:
Intro
LMMS: A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production Beginner's Guide
Table of Contents
LMMS: A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production Beginner's Guide
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
Why Subscribe?
Free Access for Packt account holders
Preface
What this book covers
What you need for this book
Who this book is for
Conventions
Time for action-heading
What just happened?
Pop quiz-heading
Have a go hero-heading
Reader feedback
Customer support
Errata
Piracy
Questions
1. Gearing Up: A Preflight Checklist
Getting a studio ready to thump
System requirements
Installing LMMS
Installing LMMS on Windows
Installing LMMS on Linux
Installing LMMS on Mac OS X 10.6 and above
LMMS resources or where's my stuff?
File management-keeping it together
Managing project versions
Time for action-saving our first project
What just happened?
Playing sessions at other studios
Setting up MIDI for LMMS
MIDI keyboards
Control surfaces
Setting up MIDI in Windows
Time for action-setting up MIDI in Windows
What just happened?
Setting up MIDI in Linux
Time for action-setting up MIDI in Linux using ALSA
What just happened?
Installing MIDI in Mac OS X
Getting sound out of LMMS
Getting on the mic
Dynamic microphone
The condenser microphone
A brief introduction to sound cards and audio interfaces
Great resources for inspiring sounds
Radiohead
Indaba music
Remix comps
CCmixter
Making custom samples
Avoiding painful microphone feedback
Time for action-recording with a microphone
What just happened?
The art of listening-controlling your listening environment
Composing on the fly-laptop configurations.
Cutting out the world-choosing earbuds
Composing in a room with studio monitors
Computer noise, room noise, and hum
Corners are bad
Hardwood floors need a rug
Parallel walls aren't great
Absorption versus diffusion
Speaker choice and placement is important
Get a good chair
Summary
2. Getting Our Feet Wet: Exploring LMMS
What kind of electronic musician are you?
Opening the LMMS default song and making noise!
Time for action-opening a new song template
What just happened?
The Main Menu bar
The Project menu
The Edit menu
The Tools menu
The Help menu
Clicking through the toolbar
The top row of buttons on the left-hand side
The bottom row of buttons on the left-hand side
Other features of the toolbar
Exploring the goodies in the side bar
Using the Beats+Bassline Editor
Time for action-setting the stage to build a beat
What just happened?
Time for action-adding drums to the Beats+Bassline Editor
What just happened?
Time for action-creating a beat pattern
What just happened?
Our first tweaking of samples
Time for action-editing samples with the Audiofile processor
What just happened?
Time for action-adding elements and variation to our beat pattern
What just happened?
Adding instruments to the Beats+Bassline Editor-Bass
Time for action-adding bass to the Beats+Bassline Editor
What just happened?
Our first tweaking of a synth
Time for action-editing note length and root pitch in the Beats+Bassline Editor
Exploring the Piano Roll editor
Time for action-opening a pattern in the Piano Roll editor
What just happened?
Time for action-changing the pitch of the bassline
What just happened?
Using the Piano Roll in the Song Editor
Time for action-muting instruments in the Beats+Bassline Editor
What just happened?.
Time for action-enabling a Piano Roll in the Song Editor
What just happened?
Time for action-enabling a MIDI keyboard controller in the Song Editor
What just happened?
Getting the Mixer to work in our project
Time for action-routing an instrument to a channel on the FX Mixer
What just happened?
What's a plugin? Where do we put 'em?
Time for action-exploring FX
What just happened?
Summary
3. Getting Our Hands Dirty: Creating in LMMS
Starting our beat with the basics
Time for action-making the most basic of beats
What just happened?
Time for action-fitting the bass in
What just happened?
Other styles in dance music
Chicago style house music
Time for action-creating Chicago style house music
What just happened?
Have a go hero-create dance music patterns
New York House
Acid House
Breakbeat
Jungle, Drum and Bass, and Braindance
Tasting the ingredients of dance music
Drums
The bass drum
The hi-hat
The snare drum
The tom-tom
Basses
The upright bass
The electric bass
The synth bass
The SH-101
The TB303
Drum machines
The Roland TR808
The Roland TR909
The LinnDrum
The SP1200
Samplers
Other notables
Have a go hero-finding your style
Pop quiz!
Summary
4. Expanding the Beat: Digging Deeper into the Art of Beatmaking
Starting fresh
Time for action-setting up long form patterns
What just happened?
Time for action-adding harmonies to beats
What just happened?
Placing the bass
Time for action-making the bass pitch friends with our harmony
What just happened?
Giving the beat a turnaround
The importance of knowing just a little music theory
The major scale
How to figure out a major scale
The minor scale
Putting a number to a note
Time for action-using the key of the song.
What just happened?
Simple guidelines for the bass
Have a go hero-creating your own beat
Twiddling knobs to set the beat
Tweaking the bass tone
Time for action-sweeping a filter using automation
What just happened?
Time for action-panning and volume automation
What just happened?
Using automation on instrument effects
Time for action-putting reverb on the clap and twiddling it
What just happened?
Have a go hero-building your own automations
Pop quiz
Summary
5. Making Spaces: Creating the Emotional Landscape
Using the Song Editor
Getting the Beats+Bassline Editor's pattern into the Song Editor
Time for action-moving a pattern into the Song Editor
What just happened?
Different elements for the Song Editor
Adding new parts to the Song Editor from the side bar
Time for action-bringing in instruments
What just happened?
Inputting notes into the Piano Roll in real time
Time for action-playing the notes in the Piano Roll editor
What just happened?
Have a go hero
Time for action-using panning to spread the song out
What just happened?
Blending the old with the new
Time for action-delaying those stabs!
What just happened?
Delay versus reverb
Using FX channels to reduce CPU usage
Time for action-setting up reverb on an FX bus
What just happened?
Have a go hero
Listening to the masters of space
Pop quiz
Summary
6. Finding and Creating New Noises
Sampling audio
Early sampling
The grey area
Getting into LMMS samples
Time for action-creating a pattern completely from samples, with a drum loop
What just happened?
The art of sampling
Digital recording
Recording on the main computer
Software for grabbing audio goodies
Unbalanced versus balanced cables
Unbalanced cable
Balanced cables.
One-eighth-inch mini stereo cable
Using handheld recorders
The Sony PCM-M10
The Zoom H4n
Finding sounds on the Internet that won't get you sued
Time for action-sound sculpting in Audacity
What just happened?
Have a go hero
A note about bits and samples
Pop quiz
Summary
7. Getting It All Stacked Up
Get your loop set
Time for action-setting up the loops
What just happened?
Adding instruments
Time for action-making our basses
What just happened?
Making that break dirty
Time for action-dirty bass
What just happened?
Send that sound out to get effected
Time for action-sending clones through effects
What just happened?
Adding in the smooth
Time for action-adding the ambient elements
What just happened?
Have a go hero
Using samples in the Song Editor
Time for action-adding a sample track
What just happened?
Have a go hero
Pop quiz
Summary
8. Spreading Out the Arrangement
The art of arranging
Analyzing Imagine by John Lennon
Time for action-breaking down Imagine by John Lennon
What just happened?
The purpose of the bridge
The art of the break
Time for action-analyzing One
What just happened?
Laying it out for our project
Time for action-spreading out the loop
What just happened?
Have a go hero
Pop quiz
Summary
9. Gluing the Arrangement Together
The art of the transition
Using dropouts
Time for action-creating a dropout with the accompanying pitch fall
What just happened?
Creating filter sweeps
Time for action-creating a filter sweep
What just happened?
Time for action-adding in effects over time
What just happened?
Have a go hero
Pop quiz
Summary
10. Getting the Mix Together
What is mixing?
Audio energy
Digital clipping and you.
Time for action-separating audio streams.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Earl, David LMMS A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production
ISBN:
9781849517058
9781849517041
OCLC:
823239334