Making Music - the book

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by H20nly » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:26 am

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.

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by stringtapper » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:00 am

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 ).
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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by SuburbanThug » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:03 pm

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.

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by Dennis DeSantis » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:37 pm

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.

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by Dennis DeSantis » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:58 am

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

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by musikmachine » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:09 pm

Can anyone who's bought the book post their impressions?

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by BoddAH » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:24 am

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.

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by musikmachine » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:05 pm

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.

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by empathy1 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:45 pm

currently regret not getting a copy when it first dropped. all the reviews have been solid.

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by .:xos:. » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:07 pm

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 !!

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by avart » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:35 pm

Just release it for iBooks already, mmmkay? NOW!

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by hazza293 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:57 pm

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

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by Dennis DeSantis » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:42 pm

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.

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by TomViolenz » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:57 pm

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

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Re: Making Music - the book

Post by avart » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:26 pm

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.

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