Pick the Brain of Industry Gurus with the Coveted Dance Music Manual

Rick Snoman just released his 4th edition of his highly coveted ´Dance Music Manual´. Used around the world by thousands of Producers, universities and colleges (including Harvard), this book distributed by Focal Press & Routledge, one of the highest regarding publishers for educational resources, covers everything from how to create professional sounding original tracks and remixes to mixing theories and DJ perspectives. 

The Dance Music Manual is a must have for budding or seasoned Producers alike.

Purchase Dance Music Manual 4th Edition

The comprehensive manual covers basic DAW principels and strategies, music theory, drum arrangement, sequencing, mixing and mastering and everything in between. The book dives into the nuances of sub-genres and walks you through how to create a signature sound.

We are honored, thatDROP is featured in the Publishing and Promotion section of the manual for being a leading electronic music publication.

Within PR specialist Matt Caldwell´s newly reconditioned chapters you will learn vital and up-to-date tips and tricks on Publishing and Promotion for both DJs and Producers. Matt is a very reputable source of knowledge as his career in Dance Music spans over a decade and has gone on to have his own PR agency where he deals with top artists and labels. 

Caldwell covers branding and profiling; where he emphasizes the importance of choosing your DJ moniker, writing an impactful artist bio and how good press shots should run each social media platform. Matt also dives into how to write an effective press release and what sites to send them too. 


Bottomline, by picking up this manual, you get the opportunity to pick the brain of successful industry professionals. This ocean of knowledge is priceless as it will teach you how to focus your time without any wasted effort. Set your music career up for success with the 4th edition of the Dance Music Manual. 

The Dance Music Manual´s Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: 
The Studio Centre Piece

Chapter 2:
The Audio Interface

Chapter 3:
Monitors and headphones

Chapter 4:
Hearing Protection

Chapter 5:
Frequency and Amplitude

Chapter 6:

Chapter 7:
FM and wavetables

Chapter 8:
Modular Synthesis

Chapter 9:
The Theory of Sound Design

Chapter 10:

Chapter 11:

Chapter 12:

Chapter 13:

Chapter 14:
Mixing Desk Structure

Chapter 15:
Hybrid Studios

Chapter 16:
Fundamentals of Rhythm

Chapter 17:
Kicks and Percussion

Chapter 18:
Drum Loops

Chapter 19:
Fundamentals of Music Theory

Chapter 20:

Chapter 21:
Composing and Designing Strings

Chapter 22:
Composing and Designing Leads

Chapter 23:
Composing and Designing Bass

Chapter 24:
Sound Effects

Chapter 25: 

Chapter 26: 
Formal Structure in Dance Music

Chapter 27:
House Music

Chapter 28:

Chapter 29:
Uplifting Trance

Chapter 30:

Chapter 31:
Chill Out

Chapter 32:
Drum & Bass

Chapter 33:

Chapter 34:
Mixing Theory

Chapter 35:
Mixing Practice

Chapter 36:

Chapter 37:
Publishing and Promotion

Chapter 38:
A DJ’s Perspective

Chapter 39:

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