Funny, I was just talking about not knowing the technical aspects of house music last week, Sample Magic aims to fix that!
They are one of the most well known house music sample production brands around, and now they are releasing an actual book on it.
This is going to be a full color, physical book…and they also will include a limited edition collection of samples with it.
I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I thought it looked pretty interesting…so I wanted to share it.
The Secrets of House Music Production
The biggest name in dance sample libraries
brings you the essential guide to producing
cutting-edge house music.
After four years producing award-winning sample collections, Sample Magic share the secrets of house music production in this 144-page full-colour book packed with hundreds of walkthroughs, hints, tips and insights from some of the biggest names in the industry.
All parts of the production process are covered, including: making beats, drum sounds, basslines, structure, instrumentals, FX, mixing, vocals, mastering, remixes, programming ideas and more. Every style of house is covered, from minimal to tribal, electro to progressive, soulful to jackin’.
In-depth tutorials reveal the tricks of the pros, with step-by-step tutorials using Logic, Cubase and Ableton.
A bonus CD includes 500+MB of exclusive samples to get you started. Written by Marc Adamo (DJ Magazine, Future Music) with contributions from Wolfgang Gartner, Way Out West, Sharooz and a foreword by Mark Knight, this is the first time the secrets of house music have ever been fully revealed.
The chapters include: Drums, Bass, Vocals, The Music, Structure, Effects, Mixing, and Outro.
Each chapter is supposed to expound on each topic in depth…I just didn’t feel like posting everything that is going to be in it lol.
You can go check it out on their site 🙂
It will also include that limited 500mb sample collection.
I think this is going to be a good book, one I wouldn’t mind reading myself…just to get a better idea of how house production works technically, so I can mash it up and break the rules anyway!
You can read the full details on their site, the book begins shipping on the 17th of December, 2009 according to the info over there.
check it out: http://www.samplemagic.com/secretsofhouse.htm
let me know what you think, would you like to see more books like this, dealing with specific aspects of music produciton? I think it’s cool that folks take the time to do stuff like this.
We love videos and such, but sometimes it’s cool to get away and grab a book.
share ya thoughts in the comments below.