Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist. Highlights of the book include: Introduction to and overview of the orchestra In-depth discussions of each orchestral section Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses Discussions of orchestration techniques Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest Setup and recommendations for software and equipment Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software Presentation of note entry methods DAW and sampler template implementation Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers Visit www.focalpress.com/cw/gilreath-9780240814131/ for updates and enhanced content including PDFs of orchestral library reviews and additional written content, audio files of musical examples from the book, video demonstrations, and much more.
Do you want to... Learn how to deal with difficult, nasty people? Understand how to make challenging decisions? Move beyond the expectations of others? Change the world through your authenticity? Become a better leader? Have more peace of mind on a daily basis? Know the keys to achieving long-lasting success? In The Power of Authentic Leadership: Activating the 13 Keys to Achieving Prosperity Through Authenticity, authentic leadership and prosperity expert Jeff Davis features life-changing insights from his discussions with more than 20 of the world's most iconic authentic leaders. He directly connected with these history makers, and he's acting as the humble conduit between you and their wisdom. You will soon learn the keys to: Creating companies worth billions of dollars. Feeling more prosperous from mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual standpoints. Starting initiatives that influence tens of millions of people. Shattering fears, disregarding conventional thinking, and breaking the rules. Mastering several important skill sets. Building world-class networks. Setting yourself free from the bondage of society, fake friends, and small-minded people. Mastering the tools necessary to becoming a world-renowned authentic leader. At times it may seem like these goals are nice to have but out of reach. That's not the case: These skill sets were mastered by people who are just like you, and this book will show you the practical way to the iconic success you've always dreamed of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Kessel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090604/bk_acx0_090604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most successful leaders are storytellers. By mastering business storytelling, they achieve extraordinary business results. As a modern-day leader, you know you should develop this skill, but you don't have the time to do this in an ad-hoc way. What you need is a practical, reliable method to follow, one that will allow your business to reap the benefits of storytelling as soon as possible. In Putting Stories to Work, Shawn Callahan gives you a clear process for mastering business storytelling. He demolishes the thinking that storytelling has no place at work, reminding us that sharing stories is what we all do naturally, every day, and that it's one of the most powerful tools for getting things done. You just need to adapt this natural superpower to boost your business. Shawn's story mastery process of Discover, Remember, Share, and Refresh is based on over two decades' work with high-achieving global companies. In Putting Stories to Work, each step is spelled out in detail, backed up by research and plenty of great stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Callahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113596/bk_acx0_113596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Be My Guest is the remarkable autobiography of legendary entrepreneur, statesman, and philanthropist Conrad Hilton. Born on Christmas day in 1887 in the Territory of New Mexico, by 1929 Hilton owned hotels throughout Texas. Although the Depression erased nearly all of it, he never resorted to bankruptcy. Rising through turbulence and achieving prosperity, the “innkeeper to the world” brought the world closer together in glamorous destinations across the globe. Conrad Hilton believed in himself, in his dreams and in America as the land of opportunity. In his own words, he reveals how mastering the art of living can also help listeners achieve their own personal success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edwards Fitzs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bnpp/000452/bk_bnpp_000452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You’ve built an accomplished life by mastering financial success - now why not take charge of your health, too?The biggest impact you can make on your life is achieving and sustaining great health. Author Maria Teresa Kline has a tried-and-proven method of achieving just that. She has done the research on highly effective alternative healing methods and cutting-edge practices to achieve long-term health.In Be the CEO of Your Own Health, discover how to take the guesswork out of what is healthy and what isn’t, and learn once and for all what is good for your body.In this health and lifestyle guide, you’ll learn:The secrets to feeling good all the timeHow to use your genetics and habits so they work for you instead of against youWhat is food combining and how to use it without giving up what you loveHow to exercise in a way that’s both what you enjoy and what is good for youAlternative ways to healing the body through scientific breakthroughs that eliminate most ailmentsYou have worked hard your whole life and have found success, so now is the time to create your perfect healthy lifestyle so you can enjoy it for as long as you choose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Natalie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159987/bk_acx0_159987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The field-tested insights on leadership unveiled in this book will change your life. (Larry Kreider, Director of Dove International)Make everyday life the life of your dreams!Everyone wants to live their ideal life, but few people actually achieve it. What is the secret to true prosperity? Successful entrepreneur and businessman Dr. Dave Yarnes offers a roadmap to the good life. His personal stories, practical insights, and clear vision help you set your own course to sustained, holistic prosperity.Based on solid moral values and strategies for intentional self-analysis, this book will help you to define true success and craft a realistic plan for achieving your goals.Get clarity: Discover what goals matter most to you, and set your course to achieving them.Invest in your “secret life”: Learn how mastering your emotions, attitudes, and outlook can significantly impact your level of success.See failure as advancement: Recover from setbacks, and use them as growth opportunities. Develop strategies for sustainable success: Develop written goals, personal vision, and a life action plan.Activate the “three circles”: Spirit, self-mastery, and skill.Don’t waste another minute! Ignite Your Passion, Chart Your Course, Own Your Life is your guide to living the good life - every day! 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Crockett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126192/bk_acx0_126192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Translated into 15 languages with more than 7 million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions. In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living. You will learn: How to eliminate that most devastating handicap - self doubt How to free yourself from worry, stress and resentment How to climb above problems to visualize solutions and then attain them Simple prayerful exercises that you can do everyday, throughout the day, to reinforce your new-found habit of happiness Eliminating all the negative thoughts that prevent you from achieving happiness and success, The Power of Positive Thinking is an inspiring program that will help you create a positive change in your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001536/bk_sans_001536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Achieving and sustaining success is difficult. Why do some people struggle to get started or stay the course? Why do others seem to sabotage their hard-earned victories? What makes some people stumble and fall when they seem to possess the requisite skills to soar? Most importantly, what can be done to change these patterns and their outcomes? Based on years of research, Mastering Fear answers these questions and many more with its surprising perspectives on stress, fear, and the single most important skill necessary to achieve maximum results. Studies worldwide have tracked the lives of hundreds of individuals over decades in search of the foundations of excellence. Dr. Maurer has culled and refined this data, dispelling current myths and revealing practical strategies to maximize passion and performance in any individual, team, or organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000096/bk_inbl_000096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wealth-management audiobook covering financial planning.National credit card debt reached a peak of $1.022 trillion. That's an average of $8,299 in credit card debt per household. That was more than a third (38 percent) of total US consumer debt. Today, the average American home has more than $16,000 in credit card debt. By understanding and then mastering financial planning, you will set yourself on a course toward achieving whatever monetary and lifestyle goals you want. Here is a preview of what you'll learn:Setting goals toward successful financial planning Decide your spending prudently Dealing with mountains of debt and credit All you need to know about taxes Jumping on the right insurance plan Getting help from professional financial experts DIY with personal financial software Savings and compounding interest Smart investments steps And basically everything you need to know to know financial planning 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Dolle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136816/bk_acx0_136816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.