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Computer Music May 2017

Computer Music's goal is to help its readers create great music with a PC or Mac. Each month find easy-to-follow tutorials for all sorts of music software, unbiased reviews of the latest products and answers to technical questions. Our Zinio edition does not include the DVD but it DOES INCLUDE the full software, samples and tutorial files to download. Full details inside. Download does not include Producer Masterclass in-studio video. This digital edition is not printable.

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welcome

“Progress towards the ultimate pinnacle…” There’s nothing quite like the sheer force and impact of an electronic record blaring out of a chest-rattling soundsystem. Not only do you get a completely different overview of an arrangement and mix, but you can gauge a moving crowd’s response – the definitive benchmark of a dance track’s success! With that considered, thumping drums, woofer-rattling basslines, searing chords and killer vocals mean nothing if your tunes lack momentum. It’s the tension-building tactics and overall arrangements that truly help your productions progress towards the ultimate pinnacle… The Drop! Our epic 15-page guide, starting on p22, will take you through all the tips and techniques you need to craft your biggest-ever builds and drops, from typical arrangement recipes and build-up formulas through to essential edits, FX, psychoacoustic tricks,…

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cm/download

Step 1 On your PC or Mac, go to vault.computermusic.co.uk, then either register for a new Vault account, or log in if you already have one. Step 2 Click ‘add a magazine’ in the top bar, select the issue you want to add to your Vault (eg, this issue is 242), and answer a few simple security questions. Step 3 Go to ‘my vault’ to see all your mags – click a cover and use the links to download! You can download as much or as little as you like. PLUGIN MAXIMAL 2 CM Get tape-style compression, limiting and saturation with Venomode’s flavoursome maximiser – find out all about it on p50 SAMPLE PACKS SHIMMER & SPARKLE 500 top-end samples to wet your high-frequencies whistle – royalty-free and ready for download over on p106 LOOPMASTERS BONUS SAMPLES Premium-quality samples from the soundware kings’…

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cm/video

Get maximum bang for your buck at the crucial moment with our pro tutorial videos Read the full article on p22 1 Snare roll design for enhanced build-ups 2 Ultra-rapid riser design using NI Massive’s macros 3 Repeating build-up FX with free plugins 4 Auditioning and selecting FX to maximise a drop 5 Using drum fills to add impact at the end of a section 6 Adding in an unexpected element at a crucial time 7 Master processing for an attention-grabbing sound 8 Using glitch techniques in a restrained way 9 Ramping up reverb and delay effects 10 Bring the beat back for a smooth transition 11 Using white noise as a crash cymbal alternative 12 A sustained, reverbdrenched crash sound 13 Creating impact with a reverse-whip kick 14 Allowing reverb and delay to carry over the drop TIP Volume automation in a build-up / breakdown TIP…

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steinberg halion 6 & nuendo 8

The HALion sampler has reached v6, and – on paper at least – it represents serious competition for NI Kontakt and UVI Falcon. For starters, there’s “next-generation” wavetable synthesis – you can extract single-cycle waveforms from imported audio files, then crossfade smoothly through them. New patch content includes two grand pianos, Hot Brass, Studio Strings, Anima (wavetable-based synth), and Skylab (granular synthesis instrument). Custom patch interfaces can be whipped up in the Macro Page Designer using templates and drag-and-drop controls, while HALion Script allows programming of advanced behaviour and custom features. The new Library Creator should make it a breeze to export creations as VST Sound libraries for HALion and the HALion Sonic workstation (which, incidentally, has reached v3, with 25GB of added content and new effects). HALion 6 now does something…

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app watch

Some good news for certain Android users: Akai Professional have announced that they’re bringing their iMPC app to Samsung’s Galaxy devices. This is available as a £5.99 in-app purchase in the mobile manufacturer’s Soundcamp DAW. The premise will be familiar to anyone who knows the MPC’s pad-based workflow – you can create sequences, add effects and record samples – and projects can be exported as WAVs and in a format that’s compatible with the desktop MPC software. www.akaipro.com Elastic Drums has quietly become one of the best drum machine apps on iOS. Version 2 builds on the improvements made since the app’s initial release – there’s a new sample kit (from DJ Elephant Power) for the sampler that was added in the v1.9 update, for example. Perhaps the biggest news, though, is that…

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get with the programmers

“Users will soon be able to load all Acqua plugins into Nebula 4” cm What’s your background in music and in programming? How did you start work with Acustica Audio? FT “As an amateur guitar player and computer geek, I chose a degree course that would combine both my passions: Sound and Music Engineering, a master’s degree focused on sound analysis and processing. “A year later, as I was reading the want ads, I noted that Acustica were looking for a developer to work on a new project: the Acqua plugins. Back then, Acustica had only five members of staff and had no official headquarters. I loved the idea of working on a completely new project, contributing to its success. Since then I’ve taken part in the development of all Acustica’s plugins.” cm You’re…