Laptop Music Power!: The Comprehensive Guide
392 pages|Publisher: Course Technology PTR|1 edition (August 2, 2005)|Language: English|ISBN: 1592008224
Are you one of the many musicians using a computer in live performance? If you're are looking for aresource on how to deal with the unique difficulties involved, this book is for you. Providing an in-depth look at live music performance with laptop computers, you'll gain a solid understanding of this relatively new and growing area of music creation. While the book explains laptop music from a big-picture perspective, it also covers some of the technical specifics such as how to choose equipment (both hardware and software) and get it working properly, as well as the musical possibilities that can be gained from a particular hardware and software setup. Additionally, you'll explore some of the most effective ways of using computers in a live performance situation. A number of interviews with well-known performers who use computers live are interspersed throughout the book, as well as detailed descriptions of the actual hardware and software setups being used by various contemporary performers. If you're in this realm of music or considering entering into it, you will truly benefit from this guide?s unique, extremely informative, and diverse approach.