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    [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Hello,

    first I want to apologize that I had to post this book tip here - honestly.
    I got no response from Northernsounds so far for an official add, so please
    be patient (@Admin, please contact me via e-mail, stored in my profile!).

    I just want to announce a new book, which has been released:
    The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Principles on Room Acoustics and Techniques for Digital Orchestras
    ISBN-13: 9783837084535




    It is mainly about how to place dry samples in virtual room.
    Starting point are information about room acoustics, and why we can locate a sound source in a room quite well.
    Further on it is described how to use this knowledge within a sequencer.

    Here is the offical product description:
    This book explains the principles on room acoustics and basic working techniques for sample-based orchestras.
    Learn the basics of sound localization and how to use this knowledge to place any instrument in a virtual room Ė
    independently of the music software used. Benefit from the detailed value tables of an example orchestra seating
    (American seating), and create realistic panning and room depths instantly with your dedicated plug-ins.

    The procedures are described step by step and are directed at any musician working with orchestra libraries.

    Book contents:
    ē General Room Acoustics
    ē Sound Localization
    ē Early Reflections
    ē Room Depths
    ē General How-To
    ē Walkthrough for Cubase 4 and Samplitude 10
    ē Examples for SIR2, Origami, DreamVerb, and Other Plug-Ins
    ē Tips for Kontakt 3 and Vienna Instruments
    ē Techniques for Samples
    ē General Value Tables for Instant Use (Software-Independent)

    Official website of the puplisher:
    http://www.the-composers-approach.com/

    Audio demos:
    http://www.the-composers-approach.com/audiodemos.php

    Book samples:
    http://www.the-composers-approach.com/v1samples.html

    There is already a German version in process and available mid of February.
    This will be the 2nd edition of "Das digitale Orchester", which was released in 2008-09

    The English version is available now in any book store.


    Best regards,
    Mike

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Looks like a winner. Much success to you!

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Hint for those of you outside of US or UK:
    You can order the book at any book store worldwide.

    Examples:
    Amazon.com / The Composer's Approach Vol. 1
    Amazon.co.uk / The Composer's Approach Vol. 1


    Hope, this hint is usefull for you.

    Best regards,
    Mike

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    This book arrived at my house today, and it appears to contain a great deal of helpful information. There is a "correct" amount of mathbut the math is then translated into instructions that we can use to tweak our reverbs, EQs, delays, and DAW tracks...double!!
    For those of you who are interested in creating good "front-to-back" simulation as well as good "side-to-side," this book promises to offer much food for thought.
    I plan to start working with it this week and applying its advice to some of my concert band stuff.
    It's specially helpful for the 9x% of us who don't have the time it takes to discover all this on our own.

    Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Thanks Jim for your comments.

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    The book samples have been extended a bit,
    to get a look on the contents about "putting instruments into a virtual room":

    http://www.the-composers-approach.com/v1samples.html

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Just wondering if you've had a chance to try any of the principles in the book snorlax? No hurry, but as you alluded to the front to back perspective is the hardest thing to render with samples in my opinion.

    Steve Winkler

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Quote Originally Posted by swinkler View Post
    Just wondering if you've had a chance to try any of the principles in the book snorlax? No hurry, but as you alluded to the front to back perspective is the hardest thing to render with samples in my opinion.

    Steve Winkler
    'Mornin', Steve...

    Getting around to this "front-to-back" issue is item #14327 on my post-tax-season, post-recitals list of things to do!

    ALSO: I just played a friend's doctoral recital at IU and have another one scheduled for a Friend at Butler. Nothing like being an outsider with the entire brass faculty at IU sitting in the hall!
    The Butler group includes two guys from the ISO, so that is stress-producing as well!!

    So gimme about three weeks!!

    Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Hi Mike,
    I have just received a copy of your book and my "early reflections" are that it will be quite helpful to me. Your writing on the basic principals of acoustics has already expanded my understanding. I will post again after I have finished the book and have had a go at applying the techniques.
    Best Regards,John

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    Re: [New Book] The Composerís Approach Volume 1 - Room Acoustics

    Quote Originally Posted by snorlax
    ALSO: I just played a friend's doctoral recital at IU and have another one scheduled for a Friend at Butler. Nothing like being an outsider with the entire brass faculty at IU sitting in the hall!
    The Butler group includes two guys from the ISO, so that is stress-producing as well!!
    Understood. I was just wondering and good luck with the recitals.

    Steve Winkler

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