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Press Release: August 13, 2009

Art of Drum Layering--New from PC Publishing: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Realistic Sounding Orchestras

Sebastopol, CAArt of Drum Layering presents a detailed and thorough exploration of the processes and techniques involved in layering drum sounds.

With audio and image files accompanying all the examples, this book demystifies the technical and creative processes involved in mastering the confusing subject of drum layering.

Art of Drum Layering leaves no stone unturned, covering topics such as:

  • Understanding frequencies and sound
  • The constituents and manipulation of the sound's dynamics
  • Processes such as EQ and compression
  • A thorough exploration of effects and how to use them to shape drum sounds
  • The enigma of filtering

The Art of Drum Layering also addresses the thinking and creative processes required to develop simple drum beats into fully focused "songs," employing an explanation of the elements used and how they are best layered for optimum effect.

Irrespective of your music genre, this book is a must if you are serious about the building blocks for genre based drum sound management.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Eddie Bazil has been associated with the record industry since his teens when he worked with some of the most notable Electro/New Wave and Dance/Rap bands. He progressed into the remix market and his involvement, both as a programmer and producer, with a number of labels and artis, has been very fruitful, a number of tracks achieving top positions in their respective charts. The past three years have seen Eddie move more into the beat production and remix markets.

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Art of Drum Layering
Publisher: PC Publishing
Eddie Bazil
ISBN: 9781906005108, 121 pages,
Book Price: $19.95 USD

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