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PC Music - The Easy Guide

Just a few of the questions you've probably asked. Well you'll find the answers to all these questions, and many more, in this book.

PC Music - the easy guide, will show you what can be done, what it all means, and what you will need to start creating your own music on your PC. It's an easy read, it's fully illustrated and it will help you understand how a computer can be used as a creative music tool.

PC Music - The Easy Guide


The book covers soundcards, recording music with sequencers, hard disk digital audio recording and editing, plug-ins, printing scores with notation software, using your PC as a synthesiser, getting music onto and off the internet, using Windows 95/98 and it suggests sample PC music set-ups.

It's all rounded off with answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs), a glossary, advice on the musical hardware and software that you'll need, and a list of invaluable industry contacts.

If you want to make music on your PC, this is the place to start.




  • How do I make music on my PC?
  • Can I record music onto my PC?
  • What's a sequencer?
  • How can I get my PC to print a music score?
  • What sort of a soundcard do I need?
  • What hardware and software do I need?
  • How do I connect a keyboard to my PC?
  • How can I get music onto and off the internet?

about the author

Written by Robin Vincent, who's currently PC music manager at London's famous Turnkey music shop. He fields questions from would-be PC musicians all day long so he's got all the answers.


What can a PC do?
Getting deeper into
MIDI sequencing
Hard disk recording
Sample or wave editing
Notation - score writing
Software synthesis
Internet music
Tackling Windows
Examples of PC music
Further FAQs
General MIDI