Computer Music January 2020

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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download welcome

See page 5 to find out how to download this issue’s exclusive content Starting life as a Max/MSP patch for cyclical loop playback, Ableton Live has since evolved into the go-to platform for producing and performing electronic music. If you’re not a die-hard fan already, you’ve probably considered giving the game-changing DAW a try, but have perhaps been put off by its idiosyncratic, non-linear approach to composition. Or maybe you’re a rookie or intermediate user looking to step up to ‘power’ status. “This is an emotional Welcome for me… as it’s my last!” Well, no matter where you’re at on your Ableton journey, we’ve got your back! Flip straight to p22 and get stuck in to our 17-page beginner-to-pro feature, stuffed with tutorials designed to supercharge your Live skills. In other news, this is an…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Install HY-Seq Collection 2 CM, plus the full 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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get started

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Download this month’s videos: Ableton Live THE ULTIMATE GUIDE Master Ableton’s game-changing DAW with this six-part video course Read the full article on p22 1 Recording a MIDI clip using a factory Drum Rack 2 Sequencing and editing a part in Arrangement View 5 How Session and Arrangement Views interact 6 Build a beat with samples in Arrangement View 10 How to use devices and create Effect Racks 13 Parameter automation and Clip Envelopes cm Producer Masterclass KLUTE The DnB veteran discusses his punk roots and talks you through a track Note: this video is only available using the link on page 45 Read the full article on p44 HY-SEQ COLLECTION 2 CM Learn how to get the most from your free step sequencer plugin Read the full article on p52 cm/experts Our resident music production gurus walk you through their specialist field every Read month the full EASY…

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Universal Audio Apollo x4/Twin X More DSP-powered audio interfaces from the masters of analogue emulation Universal Audio have added an all-new model to their Apollo X range of professional audio interfaces, and blessed the immensely popular Apollo Twin MkII (10/10, 242) with an upgrade. As well as serving as premium interfaces for recording and playback, both, of course, are able to run UA’s extensive library of classic hardware emulation plugins – the biggest draw for most potential users. The Apollo x4 sits in between the singer-songwriter-friendly Apollo Twin MkII and the more studio-orientated rackmount Apollos, being an ‘extended’ desktop interface that looks very much like a stretched-out Twin MkII. You get four Unison combi mic/line inputs around the back – which physically reconfigure themselves to emulate an ever-increasing range of classic hardware preamps…