Computer Music Autumn 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
4,58 €(IVA inc.)
37,43 €(IVA inc.)
13 Números

en este número

1 min.
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 at 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.…

1 min.

“Synths, synths, synths, synths, synths & synths” The synthesiser is the one instrument that you could argue is responsible for the success of computer music making as we know it today. As the reality of in-the-box music production dawned at the end of last century, so the synth – previously analogue, then digital, but always as hard as nails – became the software instrument at its core, and to many its major selling point. The first softsynths truly gave us all belief that music making in a virtual studio was possible. I recall a much younger me unboxing – remember boxes? – and installing early softsynths from the then young Native Instruments and not so young Steinberg and hearing decent analogue-style growls emanating from my Creative Labs speakers. I was hooked.…

6 min.
cm/ news

New Music Technology Show! Four big brands unite to put on a bit of a show… With Winter NAMM 2020 now cancelled, a new online show has just been announced that will help quench your thirst for music technology news, production advice and top artist chat. And we’ve got just a little something to do with it… Launched as The Music Technology show, this new event is being driven by four of the biggest music production brands in the world including us, Music Radar, Electronic Musician and Future Music. The show will take place online at on 30th and 31st of October this year, with a number of special events, product demos, production masterclasses and artist features. The show is being broken down into several areas including Artist Q&As where top producers will…

4 min.
get with the programmers

Bulent Biyikoglu KV331 Audio CM How did you get into music software development? BB “I’ve always been interested in music and computers. I remember writing a simple program when I was young to turn the Commodore 64’s built-in keyboard into a monophonic synth! When I was studying electrical engineering, I concentrated on learning digital signal processing and C++ programming. My graduation project was a real-time effects processor software called EffectsMaster, which played a vital role in my career: once I released it as shareware on the internet in 1997, I received a job offer from PG Music and moved to the other side of the world. Then, in 1998 I received another offer from Digidesign and moved to Palo Alto, CA. That was a hell of an experience for me working in the…

1 min.
the amped remix compo

If you took advantage of the $50 Amped Studio giveaway last issue – and you’ve still got until 30th September to do so – then you also have the chance to enter a remix competition. Warner Music artists Artik x Karcher have made their song Bailame available to remix in the online music creation app, and the winning producer will receive $500 and a chance to release the remix on Warner Music! You’d better get moving though as the competition closes on 14th September.…

1 min.
three to three from akai

We seem to be wading through a sea of small controller keyboards; at least we would be if they were made of water and bigger. Hot on the heels of those from Novation (LaunchKey Mk3 reviewed last issue) and IK (iRig Keys 2 Mini reviewed on p74) we have the Akai MPK Mini Mk3. This “third iteration of the world’s legendary best-selling mini keyboard controller” features control options including a joystick, eight pads and eight rotaries, 25 mini keys and a software bundle including the all-new MPC Beats. Better still, it is available in three colours: normal red (zzz), reverse keyed (yes!) and black (double yes!). Price TBA.…