As I have written elsewhere on this site, I got my first Synthesizer (a Roland D-10) while I was finishing my education in Informatics (back in 1989), but I didn't have it for long and replaced it with a motorcycle. Many years later (in 2003) I got interested in making music again, and since I have never had any formal education in music I had to start from scratch, and there were many things to learn.
At some point I decided on writing a book intended for people who are at the same level where I was in 2003, where you want to learn how to make music using your computer, but has to learn everything from scratch. Hopefully this book will ease you into it, by teaching you the basics. Actually it was the fact I got myself a Kindle Reader, that started this process (since I liked the format), but I am still not 100% sure about the where it will end (if this will end up as an ebook, a paper-book or perhaps both). Everything has been written in Open-/Libre-Office and I have done all Illustrations myself in InkScape, so formatting it for eBook format will be a big task (even though all graphics has been optimized for Black-and-White, and is done in a size suitable for a Kindle device).
The book is still a "Work in Progress" (+550 pages so far), but I still have a full chapter to finish and a few sub-chapters to add to a few other chapters. The book have taken a long time to write, as I've chose to only write when I want to write. This in itself is also delaying the project as Propellerhead Reason (which the book is based on) have been updated a few times since i started the project, and every time I need to update the book to these new changes.
Below you can read the Preface, About Me and Disclaimer from the first page in the book (to tell you a little more about the book), and below that there will be a few miniature pages from the book. To the right you see an (incomplete) Table of Contents, so you should have a good understanding what will be covered in the book.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments feel free to drop me an email.