Computer Music April 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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13 Números

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how to use cm

We’ve got a new system for downloading files. Whenever you see this icon, you can grab the files on your PC or Mac by going to Tutorials featuring this icon make use of our own Plugins – find out all about them on p107. This icon means there are extra files to help you follow a tutorial feature: project files, audio examples, etc. There’s extra video content wherever you see this icon.…

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If you’re reading a magazine about electronic music production, you’ve probably spent countless hours auditioning kick drum samples, processing them with effects, and tearing your hair out trying to get them to work in a mix. After all, the bass drum is probably the single most important element in any dance track. Nail this particular sound and the rest of your elements will fall into place; waste your time with an inadequate kick, on the other hand, and your tune is destined to fail. “Nail the bass drum and the rest of your elements will fall into place” With every subgenre (and track) demanding a different type of bass drum, each with its own particular combo of weight, attack, timbre and dynamics, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution – but with enough practice and the…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download Puncher CM, plus our cm 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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Secure and safe online access, from anywhere Free access for every reader – print and digital Download only the files you want, when you want All the downloads from all your issues, in one place Get started 01 Register your FileSilo account and log in. Even if you have a subscriber ID, you’ll still have to unlock each mag separately or migrate your old Vault account (see step 3) 02 Head back to the Computer Musicpage ( and choose an issue to unlock. You’ll need to answer one question to prove you’ve purchased the issue 03 You can migrate your old Vault account over to FileSilo to retain the issues you’ve added – head to and enter your Vault email address. Reset your password via the email you receive, and log in…

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KICK DRUMS Watch along and learn how to create kick drum parts for every genre Read the full article on p22 1 Programming realistic ‘live’ kick drum parts 3 Kick drum programming and processing tricks BONUS Metal-style double kick drums 5 Creating a kick/gliding bass combo using NI TRK-01 7 Building a three-layered kick drum with D16 PunchBox 12 Creating rumbling techno kick drums with reverb cm Producer Masterclass MAXSTA See how Maxsta made his hit single Born On Your Own Note: this video is only available using the link on page 47 Read the full article on p46 PUNCHER CM This month’s free plugin: a mixing multieffect from W.A. Production Read the full article on p54 cm/experts Our resident music production gurus walk you through their specialist field every month Easy Guide: Sharps and flats Read the full article on p74 Dr Beat: Making space Read the full article on p78…

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Bitwig Studio 3 Build your own synths and effects directly within Bitwig, thanks to The Grid This year’s NAMM show in Anaheim, California saw plenty of exciting new software and hardware product launches to get computer musicians foaming at the gills. For our money, though, the headline act was Bitwig Studio 3, introducing the long-awaited modular instrument and effect construction system that Bitwig have been promising since day one. Called The Grid, it comprises three separate devices: Poly Grid, Mono Grid and FX Grid, geared up for the creation of polyphonic instruments, monophonic instruments and audio processors, respectively. More than 120 modules will be available at launch, comprising all manner of oscillators, filters, modulators, distortion units, phase manipulators, sequencers and more, and patching them together is as simple as dragging them into a…