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Future Music July 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

in this issue

1 min.
getting gritty

‘Lo-fi’ sounds have proved pretty fashionable in dance music circles in recent years; from the lo-fi house style pedaled by the likes of DJ Seinfeld or Ross From Friends to the purposefully rough-edge take on techno and electro associated with artists like Helena Hauff or the records released on labels like L.I.E.S. or PAN. Lo-fi club music is more than just a recent fad though. Right through from the earliest days of house and techno to the heyday of ’90s jungle and early hip-hop beatmaking, producers have been misusing and abusing gear to work around limitations and achieve distinctive sounds. Modern software makes it possible to achieve almost any sound imaginable with little more than a laptop – which is great, obviously – but sometimes taking a rough-around-the-edges approach, using cheap…

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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…

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superbooth 2019

First launched in 2016, Berlin’s Superbooth has quickly become the biggest event of the year for Europe’s electronic instrument brands. Combining the networking opportunities of a trade show with the DIY ethos of a modular meet – plus a little of the ramshackle feel of a ’90s free party – Superbooth sees the world’s biggest hardware and software brands descend on a former Soviet leisure centre in order to try gear, swap stories and make a hell of a lot of bleepy noises. It’s quickly become the place to get hands-on with the hottest new instruments of the coming year, so obviously FM were on the show floor pushing faders and tweaking knobs...…

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novation’s new flagship poly is summit special

Novation have unveiled a new flagship polysynth featuring a two-part, 16-voice synth engine based on that found in the company’s desktop synth Peak. Summit is essentially two Peaks in one box, which can be used either as a single synth engine or split to create two patches that can be blended, layered or split across the synth’s 61-note keyboard. As with Peak, Summit combines digital and analogue technology, using their New Oxford Oscillators to provide a high-res digital sound source that’s then processed via a stereo analogue signal path. That signal path incorporates dual multi-mode filters and an analogue VCA per-voice. There are also three analogue distortion stages – pre- and post-filter, and post-VCA. The oscillators themselves use Field Programmable Gate Array chips. There are three oscillators per-voice, capable of analogue…

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moog add to mother range with four-voice matriarch

We got our first hint that Moog had something new on the way when the Asheville brand trademarked the name Matriarch back in March. Now we can put a face to that name, following the full reveal of their latest semi-modular at last month’s Moogfest. Sharing much of its DNA with last year’s excellent Grandmother, the Matriarch is a patchable analogue instrument that once again comes equipped with a full-sized keyboard, sequencer and arpeggiator. The main enhancement here comes from the oscillator and voice count; the Grandmother’s two oscillators are upped to four here, which can be played, sequenced and patched in two- or four-note paraphonic modes. Elsewhere, the Matriarch packs dual ladder filters, which can run in series or parallel, two ADSR envelopes, dual VCAs and a pair of LFOs. On…

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the tiny ld could be the smallest granular workstation ever made

Danish brand Gotharman’s Musical Instruments have announced the release of the Tiny LD, a shrunken edition of their Little deFormer 3 granular synth workstation. As with its bigger sibling, the Tiny LD is a 16-part instrument with eight stereo voices. Each of its parts can act as a sampler, synth or noise source. Each of the parts has two filters and eight insert effects, and there are a further two global effect slots. The instrument packs a polyphonic sequencer with 16 note tracks and 32 CC tracks. There’s also a ton of modulation, including 64 random generators, 16 LFOs and 24 envelope generators. The Tiny LD runs the same full firmware from the Little deFormer 3, minus a few features, with fewer buttons and rotaries, as well as a reduction in sample memory…