Anyone have the Dance Music Manual by Rick Snowman?

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Re: Anyone have the Dance Music Manual by Rick Snowman?

Post by v0ins315 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:38 pm

Goddard wrote:Buy Hewitt and forget Snoman... The only chapter I found interesting in Snowman's "Manual..." was about clearing samples. Since then: no samples ;)
On contrary Hewitt book is very usefull...
I'm also reading hewitt (slowwwly but surely) and It has been very helpful so far. I didn't know shit about music theory before I started, and found every bit of it 8O
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Re: Anyone have the Dance Music Manual by Rick Snowman?

Post by GrooveNinja » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:33 pm

carrieres wrote:what about the Simon Cann books ?
I bought "How To Make A Noise" with the hope that I could learn to actually make a decent sound with my synth. Unfortunately, that book is really just a more detailed user manual for the synths that he uses. If you are not using or are not prepared to use one of those synths, then it will not be a very helpful book.

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Re: Anyone have the Dance Music Manual by Rick Snowman?

Post by GmanTech » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:41 pm

You may wish to try this book:

http://www.samplemagic.com/products/pro ... music.html

I found it useful, and the sample DVD that you get is awesome.

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Re: Anyone have the Dance Music Manual by Rick Snowman?

Post by GrooveNinja » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:41 pm

I learned a few things from Snoman's book, but most of it didn't really help me. It seems to me to be like a music cookbook, i.e. if you want to make a "xxxx" song, do "aabbccdd" type thing. Anyway, I think that Roey's Mixing Audio is by far the most useful and informative book that I have read on the subject.

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Re: Anyone have the Dance Music Manual by Rick Snowman?

Post by duro » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:19 pm

I'm reading Snoman's book right now. I find it informative. I find it a bit dated, but there is definitely some good insight in there. I find that a lot of the info is elsewhere online, but it's nice to have it all in one spot to refer back to when I forget something. I don't regret buying it, or reading it.

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