220pp paperback book, 110mm x 171mm
Third edition: industrially-sized… black and white
Typeset in Aldine 401, Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk and Miso
Cover illustration by Michael Kummermehr, pixelated by SG.
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 – short cuts in electronic music, classical and traditional musics, guitar rock & fine arts are covered. 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 (Ableton), Mike Daliot (Native Instruments), Michael Wagener (producer – Metallica, Janet Jackson, Ozzy), Cory Arcangel, the original Korg M1 developer team and many more…
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