Computer Music March 2019

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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Though luddites scoff at the thought of assistance from audio technology, we can’t escape the fact that, here in 2019, we have access to a whole new generation of software tools only dreamed of a few years ago. Far from ‘plugins for dummies’, these clever processors – when used with skill and a keen ear – will perform complex tasks in seconds, streamline your workflow, and even act as virtual assistants in the studio. With all these advancements in audio tech, it’s no surprise that this month’s cm is packed with examples of time-saving tools that warrant your attention. “Today’s virtual gadgets can instantly improve your sonics” First up, head to p22 and find out how today’s virtual gadgets can instantly improve your sonics in our Mixing Magic cover feature. Then, on a…

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Plugins Download Krotos Reformer, plus our Plugins collection Samples Download this month’s exclusive packs and power up your tunes Tutorial Videos See and hear exactly how it’s done with our expert video guides Tutorial Files Follow along in your DAW with WAVs, project files, MIDI clips and more Log in at Register this issue for instant access to our plugins, samples, videos and files on your desktop computer Free for digital readers, too! Read on your tablet, download on your computer…

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MIXING MAGIC Follow along as we explore the new generation of smart software tools Read the full article on p22 1 Reducing resonances with Oeksound Soothe 4 Clever tracking with Sound Radix SurferEQ 2 7 Getting started with Neutron 2’s Tonal Balance 9 Using iZotope Neutron 2’s Track Assistant 16 Mastering with Softube Drawmer S73 19 Bass bolstering with Boom Library Enforcer cm Producer Masterclass MASON The Dutch master talks us through his studio tricks and tips Note: this video is only available using the link on page 45 Read the full article on p44 REFORMER How to use this month’s rip-roaring sound design freebie Read the full article on p54 cm/experts Our resident music production gurus walk you through their specialist field every month Easy Guide: Minor pentatonic scales Read the full article on p74 Dr Beat: Programming paradiddles Read the full article on p78…

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Synapse Audio Dune 3 Whip up a musical sandstorm with Synapse’s latest synth Synapse Audio’s incredible Dune 2 has occupied one of the top-most slots in our list of go-to synths ever since it scored 10/10 in cm207’s review back in 2014, so news of the arrival of version 3 had us fair dizzy with anticipation. Dune 2’s VA/FM/wavetable oscillators were already absurdly powerful, but Dune 3 ramps them up even further with the new Swarm mode – a supersaw unison array with subtle per-voice modulation for added mojo. More importantly, though, the oscillator section sees the long-awaited addition of a full-on wavetable editor, with which “waveforms can be created via free-hand drawing, segments, a dedicated partial editor or by entering formulas”. Wavetables can be imported and exported in WAV format, too. The filter…

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Synclavier Go! It’s time for another classic synth to come to iOS – the Synclavier landed in the late 70s and went on to be a cornerstone of 80s music. Synclavier Go! is the iPad version, while Synclavier Pocket! covers off iPhone and iPod Touch users. Both are designed to emulate the FM engine used in the Synclavier II, and use the same DSP engine as you’ll find in Arturia’s amazing Synclavier V. Prices were unconfirmed as we went to press. Numerical Audio RM-1 Numerical Audio’s RM-1 is billed as a Wave Modulator, and features not only two flavours of ring modulation – a virtual analogue model and an all-digital design – but also frequency modulation, phase modulation and amplitude modulation. That’s a lot of distinct modulation options – five to be…