Honestly, I’m surprised this didn’t happen sooner. Technology titan Ableton has announced that they’ve published a book for producers of all skill levels. Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers is not a quick reference guide for people who want to use the company’s hallmark program Ableton Live, but rather an advanced version of “Production for Dummies.” Instead of just focusing on their products, it provides tips and tricks for all types of programs and equipment. Based on the website’s description:
This book is a collection of solutions to common roadblocks in the creative process, with a specific emphasis on solving music problems, making progress, and (most importantly) finishing what you start.
What’s remarkable is that this book only costs $30. Production sessions with other artists, classes, and other similar methods can cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. But for the cost of a ticket to see your favorite DJ, you could have have everything you’ve ever wanted at your fingertips to properly produce music. The book is currently out of stock, but you can sign up for email alerts here or learn more on their website.