Computer Music February 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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“All I learnt is never to start a microbrewery” Now, where was I? As it goes, 250-odd issues of ago I was writing my ‘final’ Welcome as its editor. A mere two decades years later, I am back writing my ‘first’. Funny how things pan out. And it’s funny how the world of computer music making has panned out. On the one hand, it’s changed beyond belief. On the other, we’re still arguing over which DAW is best, still demanding more power and still programming 4/4 beats. Well I am… What can’t be denied is that the world around the computer has shifted beyond anyone’s wildest predictions. We thought the ‘web’ would make us pop stars, not give us reality stars, and we thought we’d be making albums using VR holodecks;…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Install Hyperspace CM, plus the full suite of cm Mac and PC plugins 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

01 Register your FileSilo account and log in. Even if you have a subscriber ID, you’ 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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Download this month’s videos: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PERFECT VOCALS All the advice, tutorials and power tips you need to produce amazing vocals Read the full article on p22 2 Removing spill from a vocal take 3 Tightening up double tracks 6 Vocal editing with Antares Auto-Tune 7 Vocal effects at work 9 Beatbox vocals cm Producer Masterclass BEARDYMAN Beardyman in the studio talking about both production and performance Note: this video is only available using the link on page 47 Read the full article on p46 JMG SOUND HYPERSPACE CM How to install and make the most of this fantastic free plugin Read the full article on p56 cm/experts Our resident music production gurus walk you through their specialist field every Read month the full EASY GUIDE WRITING WITH MINOR SCALES Read the full article on p72 STUDIO STRATEGIES ENTER THE MOD MATRIX Read Read the the full full article article on…

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Steinberg Cubase 10.5 The historic DAW’s latest update adds more than its numbering suggests No longer the mildly controversial move it once was, Steinberg have been providing paid point releases for Cubase for a while now, adding supplementary new features and functions to their stalwart DAW while not quite qualifying as full-on ‘new versions’. The latest, Cubase 10.5, adds a sizeable number of improvements and enhancements that certainly make it look like a compelling upgrade on paper. First, you get a whole new plugin in the shape of MultiTap Delay – a delay effect “made for musicians”. With up to eight position-, level- and pan-adjustable taps, a choice of character algorithms (classic, clean, etc), this looks to have the core functionality nailed, but it’s the 14 built-in effects – Reverb, Chorus, Envelope Filter,…