Presets - Digital Shortcuts to Sound
For his first book, Presets - Digital Shortcuts to Sound, Stefan Goldmann has talked to industry leaders, programmers, producers, musicians, and fine artists to collect a comprehensive description of the world of preset audio. From synthesis to sample libraries, from instrument emulations and gear cloning to automated composition and performance, Goldmann explores short cuts in electronic music, classical and traditional musics, guitar rock, and fine arts. Disruptive gear and iconic presets, their background and impact -- from Korg's M1, Yamaha's DX7, and Roland's 909 to Ableton Live, Native Instruments Reaktor, Sidechain compression, and Auto-Tune -- are discussed with unprecedented depth and clarity. Featuring interviews with: Robert Henke aka Monolake (Berlin), musician, lecturer, and co-developer of Ableton Live; Mike Daliot (Berlin), former senior audio developer at Native Instruments and lecturer at Universität der Künste Berlin; Michael Wagener (Nashville), multi-platinum music producer and engineer; Cory Arcangel (New York), fine artist; Dinis Schemann (Munich), pianist; Tomoko Itoh and Junichi Ikeuchi (Inagi, Japan), members of the Korg M1 product development team; Toni Stevanovski (Sofia, Bulgaria), arranger; and Dimitar Kotev (Sandanski, Bulgaria), musician. Introductory essay and glossary by Stefan Goldmann. Stefan Goldmann is an electronic music artist and DJ. Together with Finn Johannsen he runs the Macro label, which releases work by such artists as Elektro Guzzi, KiNK, and Peter Kruder. He also writes a column for the flyer program of Berlin's Berghain club and is a co-author of its 2015 book Berghain 10. In 2014 he released Industry (MACROM 040CD/LP), an album based exclusively on presets. 220 pages; paperback; 110mm x 171mm. First edition industrially sized.