Computer Music May 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

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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In case you missed the enormous six-letter word on the cover, this issue of Computer Music is devoted to those knob- and slider-covered software contraptions that generate the sounds we love. “These supersynths will take your music in fresh and exciting new directions” If, like me, you enjoy nothing more than spending an evening noodling away with oscillators, filters and modulators, you’ll have noticed the exciting new breed of virtual instruments that have dropped in the past few months. These supersynths all offer something new, and will undoubtedly take your music in fresh and exciting new directions. Join us and explore them in depth, starting over on p20. Of course, many argue that the virtual instrument market is now oversaturated, and there’s definitely some truth to that. But there’s no need to fork…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download Fathom CM, plus our entire 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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SYNTHS! 2019 Meet today’s hot new synths and discover how to use them with our expert video guides Read the full article on p20 1 Synapse Audio Dune 3’s Wavetable Editor 2 Easy FM and Snapshots with Waves Flow Motion 3 Virtual analogue synthesis with Audiaire Zone 4 Building a basic synth voice with Voltage Modular 5 Delving deeper with Cherry Audio Voltage Modular 6 Granular synthesis with Audio Damage Quanta cm Producer Masterclass FEED ME The UK producer’s monstrous track Satanic Panic broken down Note: this video is only available using the link on page 45 Read the full article on p42 FATHOM CM In-depth video tutorial session Read the full article on p54 PAD THEORY Pro programming tips and tricks Read the full article on p66 4 Amplitude envelope settings 5 Inverting and opening chords cm/experts Our resident music production gurus walk you through their specialist field every Read month the…

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Rob Papen Vecto Now you don’t need a Reason to get your hands on quality vector synthesis A secret sound design weapon for many a Reason user since 2015, Rob Papen’s Vecto synth has – in response to a tide of requests from existing and would-be users alike – been ported over from its original Rack Extension realisation to VST/AU/AAX plugin formats for use in any Mac or PC DAW. Vecto is a four-oscillator vector synth that has a very sizeable range of oscillator waveforms onboard, plus a whole heap of sampled and “spectrum” waveforms. Vector synthesis – as often associated with the classic Prophet VS and Korg Wavestation hardware instruments – involves morphing sounds in real time by mixing the outputs of a quartet of oscillators with the use of a joystick-style…