Cut the Crap Guide to Music Technology - Marshall, Gary (Books)
Whether you're a guitarist trying to make your guitar go 'gneee!' 'flumph' and 'oo-ee-oo-ee', a bass player who's fed up with the same old sounds or a bedroom techno overlord working on the number one hits of the future, technology can help turn your ideas into reality. This Cut the Crap guide covers the different types of technology you can get - samplers, MIDI, guitar stuff and even things for drummers - and explains what they do, who's using them, and what you should look for when you go shopping. It'll also tell you what to do when technology attacks: why you should always assume things will go spectacularly wrong at the worst possible moment, and what you can do to make sure it doesn't drive you doo-lally.