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Future Music June 2019

Future Music delivers the technique and technology behind the hits. Packed with inspiration for today’s modern musician there’s reviews of hot new gear, tons of tutorials to help you get the most out of your hardware and software, and exclusive In The Studio features where the stars take apart their tracks. Our Zinio edition does not include the DVD but DOES INCLUDE the full samples and tutorial files to download. Full details inside. Download does not include In The Studio With video. This digital edition is not printable.

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13 Issues

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1 min.
slice and dice

Ever since the first modern samplers brought audio manipulation within the reach of everyday producers, the process has remained a cornerstone of dance music production. From the funk record-slicing of ’90s hip-hop to the breakbeat layering of classic jungle, sampling has consistently remained at the heart of electronic production. While the concept remains the same, the technology has come on a long way from the early days. What our DAWs (or even mobile apps) can do now was pretty much unthinkable for producers 20 years ago. Still, many classic techniques remain, many of which were developed out of necessity thanks to the limitations of early samplers. Join us on page 30 as we dig into the history, foundations and modern possibilities, and help you craft better sampled beats.…

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future music

Editor Si Truss, simon.truss@futurenet.com Reviews Editor/Online Content Manager Simon Arblaster, simon.arblaster@futurenet.com Managing Editor Kate Puttick, kate.puttick@futurenet.com Art Editor Phil Cheesbrough, philip.cheesbrough@futurenet.com BIG THANKS TO… Joe Rossitter, Jono Buchanan, Danny Turner, Bruce Aisher, Roy Spencer, Oli Bell, Ben Wilson, Ye Rin Mok, Joe Branston, Jon Musgrave, Mark Gyver, Adam Lee, Catherine Hood, Olly Curtis, Robbie Stamp, Tom Jones, Studiohire London MARKETING Direct Marketing Executive: Will Hardy PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION Production Controller: Fran Twentyman Production Manager: Mark Constance Printed in the UK by: William Gibbons & Sons Ltd on behalf of Future Distributed in the UK by: Marketforce (UK), 2nd Floor, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HU Tel: +44 (0) 203 787 9001 CIRCULATION Head of Newstrade: Tim Mathers SUBSCRIPTIONS UK reader order line and enquiries: 0844 848 2852 Overseas reader order line and enquiries: +44 (0)1604 251045 Online enquiries: myfavouritemagazines.co.uk Email: futuremusic@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk INTERNATIONAL LICENSING Future Musicis available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to…

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AMBIENT SOUNDS PT.1 ’90s Ambient (562 samples)Ambient Dawn (490 samples) AMBIENT SOUNDS PT.2 Majestic Bells & Mallets (444 samples)Spring Reverb & Tape Delay (533 samples) ATMOSPHERES & BACKGROUNDS Atmospheric Beds (369 samples)Noise, Crackle & Hiss (512 samples)Sounds of the City (371 samples) CLASSIC SYNTHS PT.1 Analogue Polys (625 samples)SH Collection (500 samples) CLASSIC SYNTHS PT.2 Analogue Poly Chord Hits (342 samples)Classic Synths: ’80s, ’90s, ’00s (678 samples)Hardware Arps (511 samples) CREATIVE DRUMS Cyborg Beats (514 samples)Lo-Fi Sampling (555 samples)Obscure Drum Machines (517 samples)Overloaded Beats (889 samples) ESSENTIAL DRUMS 808 and 909 (39 samples)Ultimate Cymbals (503 samples)Ultimate Kick Bundle (505 samples)Ultimate Snares & Claps (676 samples)Vintage Drum Machine Hits (548 samples) FX & TRANSITIONS PT.1 Filter Fun (496 samples)Gates ‘N’ Sidechains (287 samples)Total Transitions (260 samples) FX & TRANSITIONS PT.2 Destroyed synths (519 samples)Sci-Fi FX (501 samples) HIP-HOP, FUNK & SOUL Cosmic Soul (386 samples)Funk Keys (279 samples)Hip-Hop Drum Machines…

2 min.
pioneer dj unveil squid sequencer

For their TORAIZ range, Pioneer DJ have spent the last few years moving beyond their traditional club-centric remit with a run of products aimed at studio producers and live musicians. So far, TORAIZ products have included a sampler, the SP-16, as well as the Dave Smith-powered AS-1 monosynth. Now Pioneer DJ are adding one more product to the range – a standalone hardware sequencer. Named SQUID (derived from SeQUencer Inspirational Device), this latest tool is a 16-track polyphonic step sequencer, capable of outputting MIDI, CV, clock triggers and DIN sync. Its interface is focused around a grid of 16 backlit pads that can be played live or used to input sequencer steps. Each of the 16 tracks can be programmed with up to 64 patterns, each with a maximum of 64…

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brainworx unveil polyphonic sem emulation plugin

Brainworx have announced their first plugin synth, bx_oberhausen, a recreation of the Oberheim SEM that builds on the capabilities of the original by adding 32-voice polyphony. According to the developers, bx_oberhausen “is the most powerful recreation of a legend to date.” Under the hood, it’s based on the same Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT) that was used on Brainworx’s Solid State Logic-approved bx_console SSL 4000 E and bx_console SSL 4000 G channel strip emulations. According to Brainworx, the plugin’s voices can be combined in a Unison mode that utilises the TMT feature for an “authentic analogue sound simply unrivalled by any other virtual instruments.” Brainworx have also dropped in their mid/side tech, which apparently further adds the plugin’s uniqueness by allowing users to select just one part of the sound to pass through the…

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omnisphere hits version 2.6, adding more hardware control and a beefed-up arp

The freshly-minted Omnisphere 2.6 sees Spectrasonics building on the hardware synth integration that landed in version 2.5. There’s also a revamped arpeggiator, along with some new sounds. To recap, Omnisphere 2.5’s hardware synth integration enables you to use a range of classic synths to control Omnisphere. A selection of new profiles has been added in version 2.6, including the likes of the Juno-106, Prophet-08, MicroKorg and Nord Lead range, bringing the total to more than 60. The arpeggiator, meanwhile, gets new creative tools, a new preset library and more. You can also capture the MIDI data of the arpeggiator’s current state and drag it into your DAW so that it can be tweaked to perfection. Finally, those new sounds: these feature in the expanded Hardware Library, inspired by Spectrasonics’ Eric Persing’s sound design…