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Composition for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Chapter 18. Layering and Sequencing

In this chapter we will discuss laying down musical material prior to the process of sequencing, whereby that material is extended into a complete track. We will then consider the process of sequencing itself. The former process is called layering because of the particular way in which it is accomplished. Each element, or layer, of your music is laid down on a particular channel of your sequencer, with each channel being appropriately labeled and identified.

The type of channel used will depend upon the type of material. Audio material, such as recordings of live instruments and vocals, will be laid down on separate audio tracks. MIDI material will be laid down on the MIDI tracks set aside for this purpose on ...

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