composer, producer & music educator

andrea pejrolo Ph.D.

My interest as a published author range from cutting edge Music Technology to Jazz analysis and the cultural and social impact of Jazz music in the last half of the 20th Century.

Here’s a collection of my published works.

Publications

My new book “Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production - 2nd Edition” is in print, published by prestigious by Focal Press. ISBN: 978-0-240-52021-6
ISBN13: 978-0240522166 Book/Paperback

An inspirational guide for all levels of expertise, Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production shows you how to get the most out of the four leading audio sequencers, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, and Cubase. Using real-life examples, Andrea Pejrolo demonstrates a wide range of technical and creative techniques, giving you tips and new ideas to help you take your work to the next level. If you are producing music and looking to build your skills in orchestration, composition, and mixing you will find all the techniques and practical advice you need in this book. Featuring essential tools, that are now part of the everyday creative process in a digital production environment, to give you the most recent and cutting edge techniques- including swipe-comping, time-stretching, pitch correction, elastic-time, advanced-freezing, and new software synthesizers.

The material on the website contains loops, templates, audio examples, and end of chapter exercises to practice new skills, this illustrated practical guide provides all the tools you will need to give your music the vital edge.


Whether you are a student or amateur aspiring to more professional results, or a professional wanting to master new skills, this book will help you to improve and take the quality of your work to the next level.

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My book “Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer” has ben translated in Chinese for the Asian Market.

I was recently interviewed by “Producer’s Edge Magazine” on my activities as producer and sound designer. 
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My book “Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production” has ben translated in Russian for the Easter European Market.

A new article entitled “Miles Davis, A European Jazz Artist from Illinois: A Historical and Musical Analysis of Davis’ European Collaborations and Interplays that Shaped Jazz Styles from 1940 to 1991” has been published as part of the book “Traveling Sounds”. The book is a collection of scholar essays edited by Wilfried Raussert and John Miller Jones.

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My new book “Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer” is in print, published by prestigious by Focal Press. ISBN: 978-0-240-52021-6
ISBN10: 0-240-52021-1 Book/Paperback

Get complete guidance on both traditional orchestration and modern production techniques with this unique book. With effective explanations and clear illustrations, you will learn how to integrate the traditional approach to orchestration with the modern sequencing techniques and tools available. You will discover how to bridge the two approaches in order to enhance your final production. read more...

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“Practical advice for composers, producers and engineers”.

A series of articles for cutting edge software company iZotope. read more...

Transatlantic Interplays - The origins of Miles Davis’s modal Jazz in Ascenseur pour l’ Échafaud (Lift to the Scaffold) 1957

Atlantic Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2006 ISSN 1478-8810

This study highlights and analyzes the modal elements present in the music recorded by Miles Davis in 1957 for the soundtrack of the French film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud. This recording represents a pivotal point in Davis's transition from a traditional be-bop style to a more modern and innovative modal sonority. In particular, it focuses on the crucial role played by European musicians Pierre Michelot (bass) and René Urtreger (piano) in inspiring and fostering Davis's new modal improvisational approach. read more...


“Remixing Techniques in Logic”. Everything you need to know to create precise and original remixes!

Apple's Logic Pro is packed with features that are specifically targeted at remixers, but sometimes those features are somewhat 'hidden under the hood', so let's take a look at them and learn some tricks that will help bring your remixes to another level.
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Sound On Sound Magazine, Volume 20, Number 10, September 2006

“Practical Groove Quantization in Digital Performer”

This month's Digital Performer workshop aims to help you get into the groove more effectively, through the use of DP's sophisticated quantization facilities.
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Sound On Sound Magazine, Volume 20, Number 10, August 2005

“Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production: A Practical Guide to Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase and Protools”.

Focal Press, 2005
ISBN: 978-0-240-51960-9 
ISBN10: 0-240-51960-4 Book/Paperback


An inspirational guide for all levels of expertise, Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production shows you how to get the most out of the four leading audio sequencers. read more...

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A Bass Perspective on the origins of Modal Jazz: An Interview with Pierre Michelot” 
Bass World Magazine, Volume 26, Number III, 200


Bassist, composer and arranger Pierre Michelot was born in St. Denis, France on March 3, 1928. He studied double bass from the age of sixteen and piano from the age of seven. Between 1948 and the late 1950s he collaborated in both studio and live sessions with such legendary musicians as Stephane Grappelli, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, John Lewis, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, and Bud Powell, and Kenny Clarke. In 1953 he was a steady member of theDjango Reinhardt Orchestra.  Since 1960 Pierre Michelot has recorded with the Humair, Urtreger, Michelot Trio, Bud Powell (“Portrait of T. Monk”, CBS 1961), Dexter Gordon (“Our Man in Paris”, Blue Note 1063), Hampton Haves and Martial Solal (“Key for 2”, BYG 1968). In 1963 he recorded his first album as a leader, entitled “Round about a Bass” (Fontana).

“La Funzione Musicale nel Teatro”

Article for “Io Lettore” - Il Capitello Publishing - Torino, Italy 2003


MacWorld.com: “Keep it reel: Make your iPad into a professional recording studio” - http://www.macworld.com/article/2459651/keep-it-reel-make-your-ipad-into-a-professional-recording-studio.html

"Remote Collaboration" Sound on Sound Magazine - UK. Cover story for the March 2014 edition

You can read the article here: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar14/articles/remote-collaboration.htm

"Il Batterista Virtuale" - Computer Music Studio Magazine, December 2013

The second edition of  “Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer” is in print, published by prestigious by Focal Press. ISBN:  978-1138801509

Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, Second Edition provides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today’s composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions.


A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/pejrolo) includes a wide selection of audio examples, templates, sounds, and videos showcasing operational processes, allows you the opportunity to listen to the techniques discussed within the book.

My first publication for Oxford University Press "Creating Sounds from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers"  is being printed.

ISBN:  9780199921898

Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, Second Edition provides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today’s composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions.


A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/pejrolo) includes a wide selection of audio examples, templates, sounds, and videos showcasing operational processes, allows you the opportunity to listen to the techniques discussed within the book.