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Your Free Open Source Music Studio Distributed by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, distributes Your Free Open Source Music Studio, a music production guide to free and shareware applications and plug-ins that help users sound like professionals, from Course Technology PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.

G.W. Childs, sound designer and prolific author of Your Free Open Source Music Studio, offers valuable information on low- to no-cost options of the very latest music-making technology as well as insight from do-it-yourself musicians and producers. With easy-to-follow tutorials and helpful graphics on how to use a wide variety of open-source programs, readers delve deep into the world of pre-screened, useable, and reliable music shareware, freeware programs, including various multi-track recording programs. Various available plug-ins are also covered, from virtual instruments to correctional plug-ins, as well as stereo audio editors like Audacity, which are a necessity for mastering, destructive edits, and more. Two appendixes are included, offering additional valuable information on “more must haves” and interviews with Laura Escude (violinist, composer, sound designer, and music technologist) and Don Hill (electronic musician).

After learning synthesis, sound design, song-writing, and remixing, G.W. Childs IV did sound design for the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and popular music applications Reason 3 and Reason 4. He is the author of several other Alfred distributed books, including Creating Music and Sound for Games, Using Reason Onstage: Skill Pack, and Making Music with Mobile Devices. He has also performed and toured with several bands like Soil & Eclipse, Deathline International, and Razed in Black.

Your Free Open Source Music Studio (54-1435458362) is now available for $29.99 at music retail stores and at