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Writer. Producer. Engineer. - A Handbook for Creating Contemporary Commercial Music

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Author: Michael Farquharson

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction Writer, Producer, and Engineer
Chapter 1 Business Strategy for Writers
Components Of An Effective Strategy
Formal Business Plans
Conclusion
Chapter 2 Opportunities for Writing Music
Commercials
Film
Television Programs
Recordings
Multimedia
Sound Design And Other Special Applications
Commercial Music Libraries
Conclusion
Chapter 3 Finding Work
Your Identity
Contacts
Creating A Promo Kit
Marketing Collaborators
Communicating With Clients
Conclusion
Chapter 4 Getting Paid
Negotiating Payment
Budgeting For Jobs
Creating Contracts
Getting And Protecting Your Copyrights
Conclusion
Chapter 5 Being Your Own Producer
Producing The "perfect" Track
Ensuring Perfect Tracks Through People Skills
Preparing For The Recording Session
Maintaining Control As The Producer
Conclusion
Chapter 6 Working With Musicians
Preparing For Live Musicians At The Session
Effective Communication During The Session
Producing The Vocal Track
Conclusion
Chapter 7. Anatomy of a Writing Gig
1. Groundwork
2. Call For Demos
3. Negotiating A CONTRaCT
4. Delivery/revision
5. Collecting Payment
Writing For The Client
Honing Your Compositional Skills
Versatility
Conclusion
Chapter 8 Recording Studios
The Recording Process
Studio Spaces
Home Studios
Conclusion
Chapter 9 Tracking and Microphone Technique
Setup
Engineering Checklist
Microphone Techniques
General Microphone Tips
Getting Sounds
The Recording Phase
Conclusion
Chapter 10 Composing With Midi
Using Midi
Combining Midi/audio And Live Instruments
Composition Methods
Conclusion
Chapter 11 Mixing
Overview
Balance And Panning
Types Of Sound Modifiers
Automation
Process
Reference Recordings
Engineering Your Soundscape: Hearing In Three Dimensions
Ten Mixing Tips
Conclusion
Chapter 12 Sound Processing
Sound-Processing Equipment: Hardware And Software
Ambient Effects
Dynamic Effects
Equalization (EQ)
Psychoacoustic Effects
Pitch-Based Effects
Conclusion
Chapter 13 Selecting Equipment
Recording Devices: Multitracking
Analog/digital Converters
2-Track Machines
Amplifiers And Loudspeakers
Microphones
Headphones, Direct Boxes, Cables, Splitter Boxes, Video Monitors
Conclusion

Writers of commercial music are more in demand than ever before. The rules have changed in the past decade, and the contemporary writer needs a multifaceted skillset in order to succeed in business. This book will help you master the three roles of the new job: writer, producer, and engineer. You will learn to set up a profitable business model for creating commercial music, providing your clients with music that fits their needs and budget, at today's quality standards. Whether your interest is in producing music for jingles, film scores, videogames, corporate presentations, or other commercial areas, this book will reveal how to set up shop, find work, and create music at today's demanding professional standards.

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    Writer. Producer. Engineer. - A Handbook for Creating Contemporary Commercial Music

    Writers of commercial music are more in demand than ever before. The rules have changed in the past decade, and the contemporary writer needs a multifaceted skillset in order to succeed in business. This book will help you master the three roles of the new job: writer, producer, and engineer. You will learn to set up a profitable business model for creating commercial music, providing your clients with music that fits their needs and budget, at today's quality standards. Whether your interest is in producing music for jingles, film scores, videogames, corporate presentations, or other commercial areas, this book will reveal how to set up shop, find work, and create music at today's demanding professional standards.

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