Computer Music August 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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Music production’s a funny business. Although today’s technology allows us to design futuristic noises that were impossible to create only a few years ago, there’s something about the classic sounds and sonics of yesteryear that we still just can’t get enough of. “The imperfections of said primitive equipment trigger a feeling of nostalgia” On paper, our modern computers, DAWs and plugins are infinitely more powerful and reliable than tape, voltages, valves and circuits, but the imperfections of said primitive equipment trigger a feeling of nostalgia that’s impossible to leave in the past. Indeed, a big part of contemporary music production is recreating the sounds of ‘vintage’ with software – whether that means crafting entire retro-themed masterpieces, or just referencing some old-school flavour in our present-day tunes. To backwards engineer the creative limitations imposed…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Install and use Amplifikation 2 CM, plus our cm Plugins collection Tutorial Videos See and hear exactly how it’s done with our expert video guides Samples Download this month’s exclusive packs and power up your tunes 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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RETRO SOUND DESIGN Craft classic sounds in your DAW with our expert video tutorials Read the full article on p22 1 Creating the Doctor Who sting with ring modulation 3 Pulsing drone with Phonec CM 5 Bouncing synthpop bass with TAL-Bassline-101 8 Hyper arps with Plogue Chipsounds 12 Hoover time with NI Massive and Kontakt 13 Designing an old-school Reese bass BASSLINE TRACK-BUILDER Follow along and create an entire bassline house track in Ableton Live Read the full article on p64 1 Building a beat 2 Programming bass 3 Vocal chops 5 Intro and breakdown 6 Build-up FX 7 Track playthrough cm Producer Masterclass MOFAUX Exclusive in-studio video session Note: this video is only available using the link on page 43 Read the full article on p42 AMPLIFIKATION 2 CM Find out how to use this issue’s free guitar amp plugin from modelling pros Kuassa Read d the full article e on p52 xx 1…

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MIND Music Labs & Steinberg unite Software becomes hardware in Retrologue, the ultimate port For us, one of the undoubted highlights of this year’s Superbooth synthesis expo in Berlin was getting the opportunity to check out the first fruits of the recently-announced collaboration between German software titans Steinberg and bold upstarts MIND Music Labs. The latter’s ELK MusicOS is a Linux-based operating system capable of running VST plugins and Reason Rack Extensions on Intel and ARM CPUs embedded in dedicated hardware systems, thereby effectively enabling plugin developers to turn their creations into dedicated ultra low-latency hardware devices. As a proof of concept, the two companies have managed to get Steinberg’s well regarded Retrologue 2 virtual instrument running in a bespoke desktop-format synth, making the dream of the ‘physical plugin’ an impressive reality. “We immediately…