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Casjie A500 Earphones

$24.90 $10.00

Easily switch between music and phone calls with 1 click
Pressure-free ear tips
Come in 3 sizes for the optimal fit
Exceptional sound quality delivered through compact earbuds
Compatible with 3.5mm plug-in devices

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Cosmopolitan Intimacies: Malay Film Music of the Independence Era

The 1950s and ’60s are now thought to be the Golden Age of Malay film. A big part of what made films of this era so popular was their beguiling music. In this absorbing study, the scholar and musician Adil Johan examines the social and cultural impact of the film music of the period, and its role in nation-making.
Drawing on analyses of lyrics and music, interviews with musicians, and the content of Malay entertainment magazines, in an approach that spans ethnomusicology and cultural studies, he reveals this body of work to be a product of a musical and cultural cosmopolitanism in the service of a nation-making process based on ideas of Malay ethnonationalism, initially fluid but increasingly homogenized over time. Malay film music of the period covertly expressed radical sentiments despite being produced within a commercialized film industry.
Written in a lively style and illustrated with musical examples, the book will satisfy ethnomusicologists, composers, and film studies scholars interested in Southeast Asia and the Malay world. It will equally be of interest to scholars interested in the role of culture in nation-making more broadly.

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Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you’ll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy navigation to the information you need most. Beginners will find straightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while more experienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to the tricks the pros use. With home recording gear increasingly approaching professional quality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die. Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording at home, and today’s plug-and-play technology makes high-quality sound accessible to those with a more amateur level of experience and budget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives you the information you need to set up your studio and use it like a pro: * Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for quality sound * Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic to working with a mixer * Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture for optimum sourcing * Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhance your sound Don’t let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find out what tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow the time-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable time developing your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute to learn how to make your music shine with the expert advice and easy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies.

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The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World

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A meditation on what was lost — and on what is worth preserving — in the movement away from analog music and culture.Although digital media have created new possibilities for music making and sharing, they have also given rise to new concerns. What do we lose in embracing the digital? Do streaming services discourage us from listening closely? In this book, musician Damon Krukowski uses the sound engineer’s distinction between signal and noise to examine what we have lost as a technological culture, and to identify what is worth preserving. Krukowski examines experiences from the production and consumption of music that have changed since the analog era — the disorientation of headphones, flattening of voice, silence of media, loudness of mastering, and manipulation of time — and employs them as a lens through which to consider digital culture. When music went digital through such streaming services as Napster and iTunes, it was reduced to signal only, stripped of its analog-era noise. But the analog and the digital need not exist in isolation from one another, Krukowski argue; noise can be as communicative as signal, conveying time, location, and space. The New Analog urges us to reconsider the role of noise in our increasingly digital lives, to appreciate its continued relevance, and to plug in without tuning out.

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Logic Pro X For Dummies

Crank your sound up to X with Apple’s premier recording software and Logic Pro X For Dummies!Apple’s Logic Pro X levels the playing field, making high-quality studio recordings accessible for any musician. It’s a professional-level tool with a user-friendly interface and loads of new features to keep you more organized so you can focus on creating rather than computing. Record live audio and MIDI tracks and edit faster with the new Mixer. Create your own drum kit, or work with the native virtual session drummer. Add flavor to your sound with new Pedalboard stompboxes, and fine-tune it all with Flex Pitch. You’ll let loose with Logic Pro X and let your creativity flow with help from For Dummies.

Written by veteran music and audio professional Graham English, Logic Pro X For Dummies jumps right in to using Apple’s high-end recording software so you can focus on doing what you do best—making music. From navigating the user interface to working with real and virtual instruments, recording tracks, editing audio, adding plug-ins, and everything in between, you’ll learn how to turn your musical inspiration into a fully-engineered and mastered demo.

  • Shows you how to create a project, record live audio and MIDI tracks, import video, and mix songs like a pro
  • Covers editing audio and adding effects and plug-ins to achieve your ideal sound
  • Walks you through the entire audio engineering process from mix-down to mastering and exporting your final cut
  • Includes information on how to use iPad and its touch interface to create amazing sound

If you’re serious about your sound, Logic Pro X For Dummies is your ultimate guide to achieving the quality you’ve been dreaming of and turning the volume up on all your musical endeavors.

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Origins Of Chinese Music

From the early days, musical instruments in China were made from everyday items: hunting tools, trees, bamboo and even bones. During the Zhou dynasty, there were about 70 instruments. Today, there are hundreds.

But have your wondered how these musical instruments in China cane about? Well, in this book, the evolution of Chinese music cover the centuries is examined, from prehistoric times, through the Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties, all the way to our modern times.

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