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September 8, 2011

Two New Titles from PC Publishing

Sound Effects Tips and Tricks
by Eddie Bazil
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  • Clear easy to understand explanations
  • Diagrams, graphs and charts
  • Reverb, delay, chorus, phase, flange
  • 'Before' and 'after' audio examples
  • Creative uses of multi-effects
  • Audio files available for download

Audio effects have been a much misunderstood subject, yet there isn't a single commercial film, video or music release, in any genre, that doesn't utilize them.

Sound Effects Tips and Tricks (PC Publishing, $19.95 USD) is a clear, concise and detailed guide to all aspects of audio effects. It explains what sound effects are, how they work and how best to use them. Using audio and visual exercises this book explains how best to slot bread and butter effects naturally into a project, as well as exploring many of the more 'creative' possibilities for adding the icing to your audio cake. Eddie Bazil has designed more sound effects than many people have had hot dinners, and his production skills have featured on many chart hits. Now he's letting you into the secrets of his trade. He uses easily understandable language to lead the beginner or advanced user through the subject. Each effect is looked at in detail, and the book closes with an examination of the creative use of multi-effects.

Throughout the book, 'before' and 'after' audio and visual examples, taken from actual projects, are provided to help you to understand the content both visually and aurally.



Propellerhead Reason 5 Tips and Tricks
by Hollin Jones
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  • For Reason version 5
  • For Mac OSX and Windows
  • Master recording and editing of MIDI
  • Create beats with Kong and ReGroove
  • Compose using Blocks
  • Sample live and build your own instruments
  • Mix and master tracks with the MClass effects

Propellerhead Reason 5 Tips and Tricks (PC Publishing, $19.95 USD) covers everything you need to know about using Reason in your everyday music-making. It will let you unlock the full creative potential of your software by giving you the inside track on how to make the best and most effective use of it. Covers the latest updates to Reason including live sampling, Dr Octo REX and block-based composition.

Ideal for beginners, intermediate and experienced users, the book covers topics from advice on computer audio setups and operating systems through to working methods, linking Reason with other programs and using your own sounds and custom racks.

Other topics include expert tips on using all the instruments such as the new Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, tools and effects, the ReGroove mixer, recording and sequencing, detailed MIDI editing and parameter automation. It even tells you how to mix down and publish your tracks.

Propellerhead Reason 5 Tips and Tricks is an invaluable everyday companion to help you get the most out of Reason.


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