Laptop Music (1st ed. 2004) by Martin Delaney.
If you are interested in making music with your laptop computer, whether you already own one or are thinking about buying one, then Martin Delaney`s book shows you what you need to get music out of your laptop, covering not only composition and recording, but also live performance - the most exciting development in `electronic` music! Designed to accommodate all computer platforms (including Windows, Mac, and Linux), and covering all levels from beginner to advanced, this book will help you get mobile with your music - and you don`t need to have the latest cutting edge systems - we`ll show you how to make the most of what you`ve got as well as covering high end systems! Laptop Music is not the same as `desktop computer music`, and this book will show you how to take full advantage of the unique portability, flexibility and power offered by laptop computers. This book is packed with comments, advice (practical and creative), and interviews from laptop music makers - people who are already using their laptops to create music...regardless of your experience, and regardless of what style of music you make, you will find something to motivate and inspire you. In this book you`ll find out how to: Buy a suitable laptop, Get your laptop music-ready, Optimise your laptop`s sound quality, Use software and hardware tools for sampling, sequencing, editing and recording, Use add-ons: interfaces, controllers, drives, accessories, Remix and DJ with your laptop, Perform live on stage with your laptop, Integrate video with your music. 400 pages (approx).