Montclair, NJ (May 13, 2015)—Getting Started with Music Production, a new book by Dr. Robert Willey, recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award 2013 from the UL Lafayette Foundation, has been released by Hal Leonard Books. The book aims to help readers quickly learn how to record and mix music with a digital audio workstation, understand basic audio principles, and will help more advanced practitioners hone their music production skills.
Getting Started with Music Production's hands-on approach is intended for self-guided learning and for activity-oriented courses. The illustrations and examples are built around Studio One from PreSonus (most exercises can be done with the free version), but the fundamental concepts and techniques transfer to any modern DAW, such as Logic and Pro Tools.
As digital technology has fundamentally changed the way music is produced, Dr. Willey strives to teach musicians and budding audio engineers how to take advantage of the new tools available, noting, "The students have to know what's behind it. How analog to digital conversion works, how computers represent sounds, and the principals of recording, where to put the microphone, and things like that," he says. "The more knowledgeable they are as students, and the broader they are as musicians, the more they'll be able to adjust to the future changes in the industry."
To help the reader apply what they learn, Dr. Willey includes practice exercises; quiz questions, activities for all levels, and complete mix sessions. Audio and video examples further explain and expand on the concepts presented. All supporting media is provided online for access from a computer or mobile device.
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