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Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician

February 2020

The new ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN is a “must have” resource for anyone who makes music, plays music, and shares music. Every issue includes "gig tested" product reviews on music gear, tons of how-to's, and interviews with today's stars revealing the secrets of their songwriting approaches and audio-production concepts.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Limited US
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1 min.
editor’s note

Channeling the classics In the days before digital home studios, mixing consoles were the heart and soul of the recording process. In pro recording facilities, the mixing board was the cornerstone of the studio and the make of the console – be it SSL, Neve, Trident or one of many other companies – would help to define the sound of that studio. While consoles are far from obsolete (it's still very unusual to find a pro studio without one at its heart), the ability to record at home, using little more than a computer, audio interface and preamps has meant it's possible to bypass them altogether. We're not ones here to bemoan the convenience and accessibility of modern technology, but there's still something to be said for owning and understanding a specific…

1 min.
electronic musician

CONTENT Editor Si Truss simon.truss@futurenet.com Content Director, Music Scott Rowley scott.rowley@futurenet.com Art Editor Steve Dawson steve.dawson@futurenet.com Editor keyboardmag.com Jon Regen kbwebeditor@gmail.com Production Editor Jem Roberts jem.roberts@futurenet.com Editors at Large: Francis Preve, James Russell Contributors: Jono Buchanan, Danny Turner, Dan 'JD73' Goldman, Jerry Kovarsky, Dave Clews, Michael Ross, James Russell, Ronan Macdonald, Scot Solida, Jon Regen, Ben Rogerson, Marty Cutler FUTURE MUSIC GROUP BUSINESS Chief Revenue Officer Luke Edson luke.edson@futurenet.com Advertising Director Jonathan Brudner jonathan.brudner@futurenet.com Advertising Director Mari Deetz mari.deetz@futurenet.com Advertising Director Jason Perl jason.perl@futurenet.com Advertising Director Scott Sciacca scott.sciacca@futurenet.com MANAGEMENT Chief Content Officer Aaron Asadi Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Chief executive Zillah Byng-Thorne Non-executive chairman Richard Huntingford Chief financial officer Penny Ladkin-Brand…

6 min.
new gear

We’ve seen expressive musical keyboards before, but many of them – ROLI’s Seaboard models spring immediately to mind – eschew the standard piano action in favor of something different, requiring players to adapt their technique a fair deal in order to use them. Osmose, the new Augmented Keyboard Synthesizer from Expressive E – the company behind the impressive Touché controller – is rather different. The result of more than seven years of research, and a collaboration with Haken Audio, this has the look and feel of a standard keyboard, meaning that players should immediately feel comfortable when using it. However, the model also responds to a number of per-note gestures to give you significantly more control. In fact, you get three dimensions of control on every single key, enabled by the patented…

2 min.
soft opinions

As one of Electronic Musician's cadre of Editors At Large, James is responsible for keeping his finger on the pulse of the music software world, reporting on the latest developments in plugins and DAWs. He also takes a more irreverent look at music software as co-host of Appetite For Production Podcast, and is often to be found creeping about on Twitter: @rusty_jam As a software hound and plugin addict, I’m more rooted firmly in the digital world. I don’t care for massive mixing desks, analog compressors, or outboard gear very much at all. Staying at the forefront of technology can take some effort, but it’s always nice to be able to carry all your “gear” around with you under your arm. I understand the “virtual analog” world, and the desire to get…

7 min.
this month in software

Roland Cloud gets more SRX appeal with new electric piano, string and brass plugins Introduced in 2000, Roland’s range of SRX expansion boards added extra sounds to its hardware synths, sound modules and workstations of the time. Now the sounds from three more of them have been added to the Roland Cloud: SRX Electric Piano, SRX Strings and SRX Brass. When it was released back in the noughties, SRX Electric Piano was praised for its authentic Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet sounds, which cover plenty of tonal ground. SRX Strings, meanwhile, contains 128 presets that encompass multiple playing styles – pizzicato, legato and vibrato, for example – with certain patches responding dynamically to velocity. Horn fans, meanwhile, will appreciate the inclusion of SRX Brass, which promises to be flexible enough for use on pop,…

11 min.
channel strips in a digital world

Hear all of this month’s tutorial audio: emusician.com/how-to/feb20-examples Close your eyes and think of your fantasy recording studio. For a few glorious, seductive minutes, allow yourself to imagine a space in which you could work, free from financial limitation or space restrictions. Do you have a clear picture of it in your mind? So here’s a question: is there a mixing console right there in the middle of the control room? If the answer to that question is yes, you won’t be alone. After all, what piece of gear shouts ‘recording studio’ more clearly than a mixing console designed to do nothing but allow you to track and mix music? Many of the founding companies of the recording music industry have lived and died by their console designs, and when you…