Visionary artists and producers explain how they use digital technology to create music The Art of Digital Music shows firsthand how top artists - pioneers such as Alan Parsons, Herbie Hancock, BT, Todd Rundgren, Steve Reich, and Phil Ramone - use digital technology in their work. Through a dynamic blend of practical, hands-on production tips, inspiring case studies, extensive graphics, and in-depth interviews, the authors explore the creative freedom these new tools afford. In addition to artist interviews, this entertaining volume features lively discussions with technological pioneers - the producers, engineers, software wizards, and Internet visionaries who are shaping the sound of the future. The accompanying DVD features "before and after" audio examples by the interviewees, tours of artists' studios, and much more. The Art of Digital Music will appeal to musicians who use technology to make music and fans who want to understand how technology is changing the way music is created, experienced, and shared.
Kelli Richards is the former manager of music and entertainment marketing for Apple Computer. David Battino, a lifelong musician and founding editor of Music & Computers magazine and the Desktop Music Production Guide. Most recently, David was Technology Editor for Revolution, the biggest launch in music-magazine history, where he also designed and produced the monthly CD-ROM. His sound design appears in a series of Lazer-Tron