Drone, Glitch and Noise: Making Experimental Music on iPads and iPhones (Apptronica Music App Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 4550 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 55 pages
- Publisher : Apptronica (May 28, 2015)
- ASIN : B00YGG9O9M
- Publication Date : May 28, 2015
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,303 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That being said, the title is "Drone, Glitch and Noise: Making Experimental Music on iPads and iPhones", but since so much of the book is just the apps and descriptions, there's not really much of that in the book sadly, and anything on the subject feels really annoyingly glossed over. I would have liked to see much more about the actual process of making the music. To have the window into someone else's process and see what it's like compared to my own, and to learn what I can adopt that would improve my own process. It felt like that's where it might go after the introduction, but it never makes that step into actually making music. The two short chapters following the introduction just tease it by largely consisting of advice that is either obvious or oft-repeated in music production circles.
The introduction I really liked though, I admit. (It's what got me to buy the book after all. After reading the free sample.) It was really interesting to read about the author's take on what experimental music meant to him, and the different philosophies behind it. Would have liked to have seen that more throughout.
In short, if you've never made music digitally and want to with your iPad, come on in. It's only a couple dollars. However, if you do have some experience with digital music production, give this a pass.
The book is well-written, and moves along crisply. I think this could be invaluable to a beginner, and wish I had a copy then. But I believe a lot of interested readers will find useful info here -- I sure did!
Top reviews from other countries
Clif's book might be short but I feel it successfully covers the most important aspects of experimenting with music apps.
With apptronica music getting more and more adepts everywhere, expect many more books on the topic it he coming years... Clif's book serves as an excellent introduction.
Of course, the more you wait to read this book, the more the description and selection of apps in the book won't reflect the current state of musical apps available. This book will eventually need to be updated to stay relevant. That said, the first chapters don't deal with specific apps and will provide value for a long time.
Bravo Clif! -- Alex / Satri