Rick Snowman Dance Manual Vol.1 vs Vol.2

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TriSect
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Rick Snowman Dance Manual Vol.1 vs Vol.2

Post by TriSect » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:27 am

Hey guys just a quick question!
Been looking around the web for a good book in regards to producing EDM music (specifically trance)
I heard Rick Snowmans Dance Manual is a good buy so I went to search it up and I found the three different books (Vol.1, Vol.1 Second edition and Vol.2) I was just about to order Vol.1 Second Edition when I found that there was a Vol.2. My question is should I purchase Vol.1 Second edition before buying Vol.2? Or will Vol.2 have all the information in the first one plus more? I can't find any reviews on it so I thought I would ask here hoping to find an answer. Thanks!

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Re: Rick Snowman Dance Manual Vol.1 vs Vol.2

Post by Ben_Binary » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:19 pm

If u wanna make trance check this guy out.

Tom Cosm = http://www.cosm.co.nz

His tutorial videos are here:
http://www.cosm.co.nz/index.php?option= ... os&catid=3
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Re: Rick Snowman Dance Manual Vol.1 vs Vol.2

Post by fl0w » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:46 pm

I won't answer your question but... thanks for mentioning Vol. 2, I have Vol 1 2nd edition and it's a very useful reading.

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Re: Rick Snowman Dance Manual Vol.1 vs Vol.2

Post by octopod » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:58 pm

Looks like there's not much overlap between volumes 1 & 2 and it won't be out till september this year anyway. http://www.focalpress.com/Book.aspx?id=20340

I liked volume 1, it's not trance specific but does have a chapter on it. What exactly are you hoping to get out of the book?

TriSect
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Re: Rick Snowman Dance Manual Vol.1 vs Vol.2

Post by TriSect » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:28 pm

oops! didn't see that Vol.2 comes out September this year haha
I am hoping to understand more about music theory and the different aspects of it, such as how to properly edit synths and different types of sounds to make a song. I also wanted to know what all the different editing features do (I know some from trial and error but from every new thing I come to understand, I end up with 10 more questions) so I am hoping this book will really help me get the hang of things in regards to production.

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Re: Rick Snowman Dance Manual Vol.1 vs Vol.2

Post by doghouse » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:13 pm

Based on what you just wrote, the Snoman book is right up your alley.

He gives lots of clear examples about how to go about creating tracks in various genres.

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