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Dream up and build your own sound and music projects--no experience necessary
This easy-to-follow guide shows, step-by-step, how to work with sound generation, recording, editing, and distribution tools. Co-written by a professional audio engineer and a dedicated maker-librarian, Makerspace Sound and Music Projects for All Ages gets you started designing, programming, and assembling fun music and audio creations right away. The book features dozens of DIY projects complete with parts lists, start-to-finish instructions, and full-color illustrations that guarantee success. You will explore the latest inexpensive--or free --audio software for Windows, Apple, iOS, and Android devices.
-Work with free and low-cost music apps and programs-Build unique musical instruments from household items-Choose a microphone that fits your needs and budget-Learn about DAWs and audio recording and editing applications-Start making sound with littleBits, Scratch, and MakeyMakey-Create killer drum beats and melodic sequences using micro: Bit-Record your music and use cutting-edge analog and digital effects-Add sound to your robotics, e-textile, 3-D printing, and wearable gadgets-Upload your audio creations to SoundCloud, YouTube, and iTunes
About the Author
Mary Glendening is the Director of the Middletown Free Library in Media, PA. She has been running maker programs at the library for several years. Mary is the author of From Video Games to Real Life: Tapping into Minecraft to Inspire Creativity and Learning in the Library. Isaac Glendening is one half of the band Cesium 137. He is a professional audio engineer and owner of Subversive Sound Studio. Isaac introduces kids and teens to the wonders of audio through iPad apps, soft synths, and littleBits.