posted on: 22 February 2011
How to Make a Noise: iPad Synthesizers Edition is now available. Check out the video for details.
The book looks at how to create and control sounds using iPad synthesizers. It introduces sound creation from first principles focusing in turn on each element: sound sources, filters, envelopes, low frequency oscillators and other modulation sources, FX, and frequency modulation synthesis, and then brings the pieces together as you begin to create and control your own sounds. At each step, the principles are illustrated using five synthesizers available for the iPad: BassLine, ReBirth, iELECTRIBE, iMS-20, and NLogSynth Pro.
posted on: 16 September 2010
There have been some changes made to Simon Cann dot com over the past few days.
First, and most obviously, there has been a change to the look and feel of the site. As well as the cleaning up, and some restructuring of the basic content, the web addresses for the documents have also been changed to make them more human-friendly (and an automatic redirection from the old addresses has been put in place).
posted on: 4 January 2010
The second edition of Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User is now available. Check out this video for details.
This new book covers: Triangle II, PSYN II, Pentagon I, Z3TA+, Session Drummer 2 and Session Drummer 3, Dimension LE and Dimension Pro, Rapture LE and Rapture, and Beatscape.
posted on: 25 November 2009
Since Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User was published in 2006 there have been a number of changes to the featured synthesizers and the Cakewalk line. As a result, I’m pleased to announce that a new edition of the book (to be called Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, second edition) will be published in early 2010.
Since the first edition four new synthesizers have been rel eased which are featured in the new edition:
posted on: 15 October 2009
The SFZ format is the file format underlying Cakewalk’s Expression Engine synthesizers. It defines how a group of samples are structured: the samples can then be loaded and deployed in any compatible player (such as Dimension Pro, Rapture, the Session Drummers, and Beatscape). The SFZ format has also been adopted by several other non-Cakewalk synthesizers.
posted on: 2 June 2009
Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User is now available. Check out the video for details.
The book covers:
posted on: 12 May 2009
The first Noise Sculpture synthesis videos are now available.
You can see them all, and read more about these videos, at noisesculpture.com/videos. If you don’t want to click, then here are the highlights.
posted on: 2 January 2009
Made it in China features the personal experiences and lessons of international entrepreneurs who have left their own country and built successful businesses in China.
China is the issue for business in the 21st century. Since the country initiated its market reforms at the end of the 1970s it has made huge strides and now virtually every business around the world, whatever its size and wherever its location, has to include the “China factor” in its business planning.
posted on: 24 November 2008
Making music is only half the story if you want to earn your living making music: the other half is the business. Rocking Your Music Business:
posted on: 30 January 2008
Project5 Power! The Comprehensive Guide is now available. With SONAR Power! (by Scott Garrigus) and my other Cakewalk book Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, this completes the coverage of Cakewalk’s Pro Suite.
posted on: 1 November 2007
Sample This! (Third Edition) is now available.
posted on: 27 September 2007
Since Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User was published there have been a number of changes to the featured synthesizers. The second Update to the book has now been made available for free download, ensuring that the information stays up-to-date.
posted on: 17 July 2007
How To Make A Noise is perhaps the most widely read book about synthesizer programming. It has been revised and updated, and is now available in hard copy form. The book is a comprehensive, practical guide to sound design and synthesizer programming techniques using:
posted on: 19 April 2007
Your career in music begins today: decide to begin your career and you’re off. Don’t wait for a record company to call and offer you a contract, because they won’t. All you need to do is decide to start your career.
posted on: 6 October 2006
Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User is the ultimate guide to understanding and using all of Cakewalk’s synthesizers, and learning about synthesizer programming.