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Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:26 am
by H20nly
Dennis DeSantis wrote:
H20nly wrote:sorry if I missed this somewhere... does this happen to be one of those occasions where if you buy the hard copy you get the ebook as part of the purchase??

I'm hoping so... because I can't decide which I'd prefer... both have advantages.
We hadn't planned to do this, sorry.
well there's still time :wink:

thanks for posting Dennis. It's nice to see you back on the forum. I'm looking forward to reading your book.

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:00 am
by stringtapper
Just received my copy. Very glad to see Dennis doesn't shy away from using standard music notation every once in a while (even if it is set with Sibelius :P ).

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:03 pm
by SuburbanThug
puzzlefactory wrote:Just reached the chapter that talks about "Pitch Rotation", how do you do that in Live?
Open the midi clip in the clip view. Make sure all the tabs are unfolded. Poke around in there, you'll find some useful stuff.

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:37 pm
by Dennis DeSantis
puzzlefactory wrote:Just reached the chapter that talks about "Pitch Rotation", how do you do that in Live?
This can't really be done automatically. You have to move the individual notes by hand. This could be a nice Max for Live project, however.

Best,

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:58 am
by Dennis DeSantis
Dennis DeSantis wrote:
puzzlefactory wrote:Just reached the chapter that talks about "Pitch Rotation", how do you do that in Live?
This can't really be done automatically. You have to move the individual notes by hand. This could be a nice Max for Live project, however.
Actually, I decided to give this a try myself. Here's a device that does pitch rotation:

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... h-rotation

Best,

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:09 pm
by musikmachine
Can anyone who's bought the book post their impressions?

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:24 am
by BoddAH
musikmachine wrote:Can anyone who's bought the book post their impressions?
I'm impressed.


On a more serious note, you'd get a pretty good idea of what to expect if you read the free online chapters.

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:05 pm
by musikmachine
BoddAH wrote:
musikmachine wrote:Can anyone who's bought the book post their impressions?
I'm impressed.


On a more serious note, you'd get a pretty good idea of what to expect if you read the free online chapters.
:wink:

I did and there's some great ideas in there, some stuff i was already doing but anything that shows you a different perspective or gets you to think differently is always welcome.

I was curious about the techniques more than anything.

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:45 pm
by empathy1
currently regret not getting a copy when it first dropped. all the reviews have been solid.

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:07 pm
by .:xos:.
just received, very impressed with quality of the book itself. I see there real example with notation, like the use of counterpoint by Board of Canada. nice !!

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:35 pm
by avart
Just release it for iBooks already, mmmkay? NOW!

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:57 pm
by hazza293
Dennis, thank you for putting this together. Apart from the excellent and helpful content, it is a beautiful book to hold and read.

Quick question - any plans of turning this into a series of video tutorials?

Thanks again
Hazza

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:42 pm
by Dennis DeSantis
hazza293 wrote:Dennis, thank you for putting this together. Apart from the excellent and helpful content, it is a beautiful book to hold and read.

Quick question - any plans of turning this into a series of video tutorials?

Thanks again
Hazza
Thanks, glad you're enjoying it.

I hadn't considered making videos out of these, since many of them are somewhat abstract and philosophical. Certainly the more concrete ones could work well this way. It's something to think about.

Best,

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:57 pm
by TomViolenz
avart wrote:Just release it for iBooks already, mmmkay? NOW!
You are aware that the actual author is reading this thread, right?!
Is that how you always converse with people in your life?! :x

Re: Making Music - the book

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:26 pm
by avart
TomViolenz wrote:
avart wrote:Just release it for iBooks already, mmmkay? NOW!
You are aware that the actual author is reading this thread, right?!
Is that how you always converse with people in your life?! :x
Oh, it was just a (rude?) way to show my impatience and eagerness to buy a book that seems to be great. :oops: :oops: :oops:
My apologies to Dennis, Ableton and anyone else involved in the book that might have got hurt. I just want to buy a digital book.