The PC-DAW Book: How to Build, Optimize and Maintain a PC-Based Digital Audio Workstation, by J.R. Stevens, covers everything from component selection and hardware issues to specific setting changes in the various Windows operating systems. Retail: $24.95; a downloadable version is available for $16.95 at www.studiogem.com.
Muska and Lipman Publishing's ACID Power!, written by tech writer David E. Franks, teaches readers how to use ACID and optimize their own artistic skills. Price: $29.95. Other Power! books available include Home Recording Power! by Ben Milstead ($29.95), Cubase Power! by musician/composer Robert Guerin ($23.95) and SONAR Power! by Scott Garrigus ($29.95). Visit www.muskalipman.com for more.
CD Recordable Solutions by Martin C. Brown (Muska & Lipman Publishing) teaches users how to burn music, data and video CDs using a Windows, Mac or Linux OS, as well as the A-to-Zs on CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-compatible CDs, including backup, archiving, organization, media catalogs and testing. Price: $29.95.
How To Promote Your Music on the Internet: 2002 Edition by David Nevue is a quarterly, how-to guide on making money off your music on the Internet, including details on successfully using the MP3 format and search engines. A new chapter explores the “best places to sell, promote and distribute your music online.” Price: $17.95, plus shipping and handling. Available at www.MusicBizAcademy.com.
New from Berklee Press, Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation provides a step-by-step exploration of the music notation program's capabilities and applications. Written by music educator Thomas E. Rudolph and producer/composer Vincent A. Leonard Jr., the book comes with a Mac- and Windows-compatible CD-ROM. Price: $59.95. Visit www.berkleepress.com for ordering information.
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