This book is the all-inclusive guide to making music with Ableton's revolutionary live performance and studio software, Live 8. Written for anyone from beginning to pro levels, this book explores each of the program's fundamental features and provides tips and tricks for integrating Live 8 into your studio. But the studio capabilities are just the beginning. Every feature, button, fader, instrument, and effect in Live 8 was designed with the live performer in mind. This book was written for musicians by a musician who uses and teaches the software on a daily basis. Whether you use Live 8 for producing, composing, DJing, or film and television, Ableton Live 8 Power! will help you put the fun back into making music with computers, while taking your music to the next level.
Composer and performer Margulies is a New York-based musician who has been entertaining audiences professionally since he was 11, and has worked with some of the best musicians in a broad range of styles. He presents a practical guide to making music with Ableton's revolutionary live performance and studio software, designed for all Live users from beginners to seasoned pros. The text assumes a basic familiarity with music making and digital audio, and is intended to supplement and expand on the information included in the Live manual and built-in lessons. Major topics covered include installing, running, and updating Live 8 on a computer; creating and arranging music with Live; using Live instruments and effects, among them the new Collision, Corpus, Vocoder, and Frequency Shifter; and on-stage performance with Live. Downloadable example sets are available at a companion website. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)