From the Back Cover
HERE ARE SOME SOUND IDEAS.
Wonder what would happen if the Big Band sound crashed into heavy metal? Or what the offspring of a balladeer and a rapper might sound like? How about smooth jazz and acid rock? Stop wondering-this book will take you there. You'll explore hardware and software choices first and select what you need; then you'll sample a little music theory. After that, it's step by step to the big mashup. Do what sounds good.
How to mix & mash.
Cool stuff you'll learn:
How to use mashup construction software
Basics of songwriting and music theory
Insider tips on selecting your songs
How to get your tracks in key and in sync
Ways to extract vocals from full songs
Tricks for arranging your mashup for maximum impact
How to polish up your mashup with mastering and effects
Rendering, distribution, and legal considerations
About the Author
aka DJ Earworm, was born into a family of musicians and raised in Eastern Iowa. He earned degrees in music theory and computer science before gravitating toward the West coast. Having developed as a songwriter, music producer, and pianist, and inspired by mashups heard during a stay in London in the early 2000’s, he switched gears toward mashup creation, finding the format able to satisfy his hunger for various genres of music. His productions include wide-ranging genres such as electro, rock, 80’s,Top 40, and even country, blended together into a style that has earned him a global reputation. Most days, he can be heard blasting music out of an artist-filled Victorian mansion in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco or deejaying at wild parties and underground events.