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Your Free Open Source Music Studio provides you with a complete walkthrough of free shareware applications and plug-ins. Not only will you get software applications and plug-ins that rival those professionals and enthusiasts pay top dollar for, but you'll also learn where to find audio software to ultimately build the recording computer of your dreams at a fraction of the cost. This book takes readers deep into the world of open source music software - where the new, the innovative, and the affordable is key.
Your Free Open Source Music Studio starts off by guiding you through the plethora of choices involved in purchasing a computer and the right hardware. Then it swiftly assists you in finding and acquiring freeware and shareware software that will have you making music in no time. Readers will be able to fill in the gaps when needed by detailing specific instructions for installing shareware software on multiple operating systems, even when no clear instruction is provided by the developer. Covering DAWs, synths, FX, drum machines, and more, this book is your key to building an efficient, cost-effective setup so you can get back to doing what you love - making music.
About the Author
G.W. Childs has long worked in synthesis, sound design, songwriting and remixing. As a soldier in Psychological Operations, G.W. learned ways to use sound creatively, and as a touring musician performing with the likes of Soil & Eclipse,
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. What You Need, What's Free, and What's Not 2. DAWs 3. Synthesizers 4. FX 5. Drum Machines 6. Niche Plug-Ins 7. Where to Find More Appendix A: More Must-Haves Appendix B: Interviews with Laura Escudé and Don Hill Index