Just a quick post following an email I got today. Ableton have put up a very handy page with a bunch of useful things for Ableton users and also non users too. You can find the page here.
In particular you should check out the excellent book Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, which is available in multiple formats. I’ve read this more than once and it is very handy indeed.
I’ve been reading this book very slowly, mainly because it is in many ways just a dictionary, albeit a fantastic dictionary. Honk is a dictionary of ‘sound-words’, which is now something of a forgotten art. What need to we have any more of describing a sound when we can just hear it online somewhere within seconds.
Sound-words are fantastic though, they’re fantastical awesome constructions to help you imagine a sound.
The book brings together words from around the UK and the world for that matter. The words come from all ages too. So, if you enjoy sounds and have an interest in words too, this book may well be for you. I can safely say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I’ve been meaning to get hold of the book of True Grit and now I’ve got it. I picked up a copy on eBay very cheaply indeed. My only issue with the book is that the cover is of the newer version of the film and not the original, which I would’ve preferred. It’s not a big thing, but it’s just there.