Ableton Publishes Book on Music Creation
'Making Music' presents creative strategies for those who produce music on computers.
Ableton has teamed up with veteran producer/musician Dennis DeSantis to release Making Music—74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, the first published book from the German software maker. According to DeSantis, the book is intended for people who “make original music using computers” and often find themselves struggling to finish projects. Previously, DeSantis has released electronic music via labels like Third Ear, Kanzleramt, and k2o. With chapters such as “Thinking Like an Amateur,” “Dramatic Arc,” and “Diminishing Returns,” the book is said to guide producers through common issues at every stage in a song’s creation. A selection of chapters from Making Music are currently free to read on Ableton’s website, and the $30 hardcover book can be purchased here.