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Music Tech Magazine September 2019

Music Tech is the world's most practical music recording and production magazine. Every issue is packed with hands-on features written by professional producers and engineers, software walkthroughs for all the key packages, Ten Minute Master guides to technologies and techniques, and the very latest product software news and reviews.

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English
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Bandlab UK Limited
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riding the wave…

It’s probably not all that contentious to say that everybody, at some stage in their music-making journey, needs a synth. Whether you’re working on deep, intricate soundscapes, creating pounding dance music or concocting chart-climbing pop hits, taking advantage of the myriad textures, pads and leads that the synthesiser provides is a no-brainer. This month, we celebrate this beloved instrument with a series of linked features, highlighting the history, science and ongoing development of the synth. We speak to Georgia, an artist who wowed Glastonbury with her retro synth-pop stylings; take a trip to Bristol to visit UDO and look at the making of the Super 6, a synthesiser that merges the very best of old and new technology; while Andy Jones delves into the synth’s pivotal role in shaping dance music.…

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BANDLAB UK LIMITED Suite 7, Riverside Court Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3DZ Tel +44 (0)1225 461932 EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITOR Andy Price EDITOR AT LARGE Andy Jones ART EDITOR John Thackray FEATURES EDITOR Will Betts PRODUCTION EDITOR Owen Bailey MULTIMEDIA EDITOR Alex Holmes Have a story? Email us at editors@musictech.net SALES BUSINESS DEV. MANAGER Di Marsh di.marsh@musictech.net PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS PUBLISHING PRODUCTION MANAGER Craig Broadbridge PRINT William Gibbons & Sons Ltd DISTRIBUTION Marketforce (UK) Ltd BANDLAB TECHNOLOGIES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Meng Ru Kuok CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Ivan Chen AVP, WEB TECHNOLOGIES Laurent Le Graverend AVP, COMMS & PARTNERSHIPS Lauren Hendry Parsons SENIOR MANAGER, BRAND STRATEGY Krystle Hall MANAGER, CONTENT STRATEGY Iliyas Ong SUBSCRIPTIONS & BACK ISSUES magazines.bandlabtechnologies.com TEL +44 (0)1371 851 882 EMAIL support@musictech.net…

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on your dvd…

Synth Sample Special In keeping with this month’s synth theme, we’ve rounded up a killer collection of synth-based samples for you to use and abuse in your tracks. There’s over 1.2GB of 24-bit audio including 140 loops, 26 playable multisampled instruments with patches for Kontakt and EXS24, and 48 synth hits. On the subtractive front, we’ve got heavy analogue sub sounds, huge synth bass hits, analogue synth sequences, deep house stabs and evolving, resonant pads. If you like your synthesis a little more spicy, then there are also FM synth and bass loops, granular textures and physical modelling arpeggios. Size 1.28GB Format 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV, Kontakt, EXS24 Uplifting Trance MIDI Kits This month’s pack from Equinox Sounds features 12 beautiful, uplifting and emotional construction kits in MIDI format for creating all kinds of trance-music styles.…

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in case you missed it… in case you missed it…

SUMMER NAMM Summer NAMM is an interesting show from a music-technology perspective, because there are so many smaller, boutique pro-audio brands in attendance. With Nashville’s vibrant recording-studio scene, this is a perfect location for them to show off their latest gear to the recording engineers and producers the products are made for. But it’s not just smaller brands at the show – big-hitters such as Casio and Eventide were also in attendance and launching new gear. Here’s our round-up of the best gear of the show… 1 SOLOMON DESIGN MIDFREQ The company best known for the LoFreq has set its sights on guitar recording with the MidFreq. This design also uses a speaker as a mic diaphragm – but this time, the frequency response is tailored to the lower registers of a guitar. Check…

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the synths that made dance music

How brave are we to try and pick just 10 synths that defined dance music from all the synths ever created, in both hardware or software? The fact is, though, that there have been some truly iconic synths released over the last 40 years of dance music that really have defined its history. Some might simply have contributed to the success of certain genres, while others might have created genres but, whatever the impact, the following machines really have undoubtedly made dance history. We’re dividing the 10 – actually 12, and we’ll come to that – up into five classic hardware machines and five (almost) classic software synths, some of the latter of which have already been with us for a decade or more and are still available. Also, this is very…

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georgia

Hype surrounding Georgia first started building back in 2015 with the release of her debut self-titled album, and when The Guardian listed her as one of the artists to watch of that year. However, the artist and producer seemingly disappeared over the next three years, refining her sound to perfection and now trickle-releasing the results, with some spectacular success. With Annie Mac’s support, the first track from this new material, Started Out has already made huge waves, but it’s the electro-disco single About Work The Dancefloor, currently on almost constant Radio 1 rotation, that’s thrown the young producer truly into the spotlight. She’s now on a relentless schedule of live shows – including an exhilarating, BBC-filmed set at Glastonbury – and studio collaborations, with the likes of influential DJ The Black…

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