Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

Author: Jeff Strong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118968031
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Music

Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simpleexplanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matteryour style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step ofthe way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosingequipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more.Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this newedition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easynavigation to the information you need most. Beginners will findstraightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while moreexperienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to thetricks the pros use. With home recording gear increasingly approaching professionalquality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die.Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording athome, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality soundaccessible to those with a more amateur level of experience andbudget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives youthe information you need to set up your studio and use it like apro: Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for qualitysound Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic toworking with a mixer Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture foroptimum sourcing Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhanceyour sound Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find outwhat tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow thetime-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable timedeveloping your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute tolearn how to make your music shine with the expert advice andeasy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians ForDummies.

Schlagzeug f r Dummies

Author: Jeff Strong
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 352770129X
Release Date: 2004-01-07
Genre: Music

"Die Pauke hats leicht, denn sie spielt nur zwei Töne 5-1, 1-5 bumm-bumm-bumm-bumm-bumm". Schlagzeug und Percussionsinstrumente gelten als leichter Einstieg in die Musik. Weit gefehlt! Für viele Anfänger ist es nicht einfach, die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten des Schlagzeugs zu meistern. Selbst Ringo Starr, der wohl berühmteste Schlagzeuger der Welt, hatte ab und an seine Probleme mit dem Instrument. Jeff Strong zeigt den Lesern, welche Instrumente zu einem Schlagzeug gehören und welche als Percussionsinstrumente eingesetzt werden. Vom einfachen Rhythmus über lateinamerikanischen Musik, Jazz, Blues und Funk bis hin zum Rhythmus, bei dem jeder mit muss, erfährt der Einsteiger grundlegende Beats und Tempi. Kauf, Aufbau und das Stimmen des Instruments - oft eine der ersten Hürden des angehenden Drummers - werden ausführlich beschrieben. Da Papier geduldig ist und Übung den Meister macht, sind alle Rhythmen, die im Buch vorgestellt werden, auf einer Übungs-CD zu finden.

Songwriting f r Dummies

Author: James Peterik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527709779
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Genre:

This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.

Home Theater For Dummies

Author: Danny Briere
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470411896
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: House & Home

Explains how to turn a television set into a home theater, how to choose the best components within a budget, and how to avoid buying yesterday's technology.

GPS For Dummies

Author: Joel McNamara
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470457856
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Genre: Science

Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology. Get more from your GPS device by learning to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover: Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!

Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author: Jerome Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470444870
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Medical

Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.

Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

Author: The National Alliance For Youth Sports
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470533987
Release Date: 2009-05-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match. Lay the groundwork for a great season — develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport Build your team — size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids Teach the basics of volleyball — from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements Raise the level of play — teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong Make the moms and dads happy — work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season Score extra points — keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team Open the book and find: Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals An assortment of the sport's best drills The equipment your team needs Player positions and their responsibilities Tips for running fun-filled practices Refinements for your coaching strategies How to meet players' special needs Ten ways to make the season memorable

Organic Gardening For Dummies

Author: Ann Whitman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470430675
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Genre: Gardening

Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.

GIS For Dummies

Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470521502
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Genre: Science

GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Triathlon Training For Dummies

Author: Deirdre Pitney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470453032
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level Get into your best possible shape Select the right equipment and sportswear Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon Fuel your body and prevent injuries Prepare for training sessions Maintain energy and recover quickly Set training schedules for every triathlon event Treat common training and racing injuries Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800648108
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Percy Jackson Diebe im Olymp

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646920000
Release Date: 2010-01-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Percy, Götter und Monster –durchgehend mit prächtigen, farbigen Illustrationen! Percy kann es nicht fassen: Sein verschwundener Vater ist der Meeresgott Poseidon! Plötzlich ergibt alles einen Sinn: Sein Verständnis der griechischen Sprache, seine Affinität zu Wasser und vor allem, warum ihn ständig irgendwelche Monster aus der griechischen Mythologie verfolgen! Doch zum Glück findet er in Camp Half-Blood, dem Zufluchtsort für Halbblute wie ihn, treue Freunde: Annabeth, die Tochter der Athene und Grover, den Satyr. Zusammen müssen sie es mit einem mächtigen Feind aufnehmen: Kronos, dem Titanen! Das ideale Geschenk für jeden Fan – und natürlich alle Neuleser.

Singen f r Dummies

Author: Pamelia S. Phillips
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 3527703128
Release Date: 2007-02-27
Genre: Music

Egal, ob Sänger in einer Band oder Bewerber für"Deutschland sucht den Superstar": Richtiges Singen muss trainiertwerden. Die ausgebildete Sängerin Pamelia S. Phillipsvermittelt in diesem Buch das Handwerkszeug, wie man richtig singt.Sie zeigt, wie man die richtige Körperhaltung beim Singeneinnimmt, richtig atmet und seinen Stimmumfang erweitert. VieleGesangsbeispiele, die sich auch auf der beiliegenden CD befinden,helfen dabei den eigenen Klang und die Artikulation zu verbessern.Außerdem zeigt die Autorin allen, die gerne vor Publikumsingen möchten, wie man den richtigen Song auswählt, derzu einem passt, wie man einen Song richtig präsentiert undlast but not least wie man mit Lampenfieber richtig umgeht.