The beginner's guide to exploring, understanding, and rocking in the world of dance music using the free LMMS digital audio workstation.
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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