Computer Music May 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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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 p105. 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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There was a time when the ‘barrier to entry’ – as we used to term it – for music making was cash. Lots of it. My first synth, for example, cost over a grand – that’s about the price of a house* in today’s money. Nowadays, the barrier to entry is simply owning a computer – even quite an old one at that – as you can get yourself an entire suite of software instruments, effects and utilities, for free. Or at least you can if you know where to look, which is where our roundup of the 100 Best Freeware Apps (probably of all time) comes into play on p16. “Readers may be screaming at this page now” Regular Computer Music readers might well be screaming at this page now, as…

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cm/free plugin AUDIFIED TONESPOT CM How to install and use Audified’s amazing plugin that ‘makes computer music better’ DVD or download via File Silo (p93) cm/videos ESSENTIAL WORKSHOPS Tutorial videos from our genre guides, 100 best freeware apps of all time and more Download via File Silo (see p93) cm/free samples HUGE SAMPLE BONANZA! Over 3GB of new, classic and industry samples to use in your tunes On the DVD or via File Silo (see p93) cm/studio suite FREE MAC & PC PLUGINS An incredible suite of instruments, effects and utilities, yours for free Download via File Silo (see p93)…

6 min.

Magix Acid Pro 10 The original auto-timestretching DAW continues to improve with all-new XY pad-controlled effects, one of the most powerful synths of all time built In, and more German media technology megacorp Magix have released the latest generation of their Acid Pro DAW (and returned to regular numbering after the oddly named Acid Pro Next): Acid Pro 10. It’s available in ‘standard’ and Suite versions, and while the two are fundamentally identical in terms of the DAW itself, the Suite version includes Xfer Records’ Serum among its many extra instruments, effects and soundware – a major draw for those who don’t already own what many consider to be the greatest softsynth ever made. Another notable third-party tie-in is the integration of Zynaptiq’s Stem Maker 2 ‘unmixing’ technology, enabling full mixes to be…

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app watch

Pump up the Jamm Cast your mind back and you’ll recall that, more than five years ago, Ninja Tune and Coldcut jointly released Ninja Jamm, a fairly simple music-making tool. Well, we finally have a new version, Jamm Pro. Offering far more functionality – you can now record sounds to the app or import them – Jamm Pro lets you make music across four channels, each supporting nine sequencer types. It has performance features, too – think of it as an instrument for playing live sound. £9.99. Get an upload of this SoundCloud has had a dedicated free mobile app for years, but one feature that’s been conspicuous by its absence is the option to use it to upload audio to your profile. Thankfully, this has now been added, so if you’ve…

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get with the programmers

cm Tell us about the history of Tone2. MK “Back in the 90s, me and some friends were part of the demo scene. At 13, I started programming Trackers for SoundBlastercards and DOS and developing simple synths. Computers in those days were too slow to generate anything useful in real time, so the output was rendered to a WAV file and used as samples for a tracker. “At the end of the 90s, I was part of the team that developed All Sound Tracker – a sample-based sequencer made for the SoundBlaster AWE 32. And in the early 00s, I played with some friends in a band called Wellental. That’s the point when I started programming my own VST plugins. Later, I programmed the audio engine for several plugins by reFX –…