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    Default Good books? Jail time :/

    Poor decisions in driving w/o a license have led me to a 6 month jail sentence. Anyone have good book recommendations? A few "topics" I'd be interested in. DJ techniques, programming basics, iPhone app development, and pretty much anything along those lines. I'm considering a trade school for IT or programming upon release.

    Also are there any good magazines in the DJ culture? Or audio gadgets in general?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Mark Butler, Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music

    Rick Snoman, Dance Music Manual

    and of course, Jim Hogshire, You Are Going to Prison

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    good luck in there.

    How to DJ right:
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/How-DJ-Right-Science-Playing/dp/0802139957"]Amazon.com: How to DJ Right: The Art and Science of Playing Records (9780802139955): Frank Broughton, Bill Brewster: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZDsxI7W0L.@@AMEPARAM@@51ZDsxI7W0L[/ame]

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    Thanks guys. Maybe even something along the audio engineering lines that define things we see in software very descriptively. Flanger, reverb, etc. I know what they sound like through hands on experience only, unfortunately that's not an option. I'd be KILLING it if it was! 6 months of solid practice and sorting of my 200+ gigs.

    Maybe I can DreamJ lol

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    maybe this then:

    Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Audio-Art-Science-Book/dp/0240805453"]Amazon.com: Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science (Book) (9780240805450): Bob Katz: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wFvpCffyL.@@AMEPARAM@@51wFvpCffyL[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Cerna View Post
    That looks to be EXACTLY what I was looking for. Great find.

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    +1 on Mastering Audio

    Also check out "The War of Art" by Stephen Pressfield... I cannot emphasize this one enough. Again, it's the WAR of ART, not Art of War lol.

    Oh and here's a link to 400,000 ebooks for freeeeee downloaaad! (you're gonna need it)

    http://library.nu/

    *EDIT* here's a good looking one I just found:

    Dance Music Manual: Toys, Tools and Techniques:
    http://library.nu/docs/E2VXDRI7TY/Da...d%20Techniques

    aaaaaaand second edition:
    http://library.nu/docs/DCJ8243G9Q/Da...d%20techniques


    Good luck son!
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    yeah Dance Music Manual that's one of the ones I suggested above -- highly recommended. I have vol 1, I don't think vol 2 is out yet but vol 1 is amazing.

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    traktor bible.....

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