Composition for Computer Musicians - Just as a photographer needs to know the basics of exposure and lighting, so does a composer need to know the basics of composition. It doesn't matter how proficient you are on the computer or with your Midi system, if you don't know how to write (compose), the technology won't help you.
This book takes you by the hand and gives you more than the basics of how to use the wide variety of software out there to achieve professional sounding music. Irrespective of whether you use Reason, Live, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Finale, Sibelius, FL Studio, SONAR, or anything else, you'll learn how to makes rhythms, basslines and leads. In addition, you'll get a dose of "sampling" as well.
All in all, this book will take you from button pushing, to actual writing - and from random noises to solid and respectable songs.
About the Author: Dr. Michael Hewitt was born in South Wales in the United Kingdom. He earned his bachelor of music degree at London University and a master's degree and doctorate at the University of North Wales, Bangor, where he specialized in musical composition. He is a classically trained musician, composer, lecturer, and author on musical subjects.
He also writes classical scores as well as soundtracks for various television productions both at home and abroad. He is currently working as a music technology tutor at Coleg Harlech in North Wales.