Computer Music February 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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37,43 €(IVA inc.)
13 Números

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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 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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“Affordable sampling kickstarted a musical revolution” Once upon a time, the hardware sampler reigned supreme. The introduction of affordable sampling kickstarted a musical revolution by giving everyday producers the ability to create entire tunes without the need for expensive studios. Sonically, the quirks and limitations of those digital machines gave the music a rawness, naivety and charm that will forever be associated with classic dance music, and, of course, the art of sampling and ‘crate-digging’ has become a culture in itself. The hardware sampler was later superseded by equivalents that make those clunky boxes seem ancient, and we now take the power of today’s Kontakts, HALions and Falcons for granted. But by ditching that dusty old digital tech, we’re missing out on a wealth of creative potential – and our music…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download SpeakerSim CM, plus our cm Plugins collection Samples Download this month s exclusive packs and power up your tunes Tutorial Videos See and hear exactly how it’s done with our expert video guides 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…

1 min.

Secure and safe online access, from anywhere Free access for every reader – print and digital Download only the files you want, when you want All the downloads from all your issues, in one place Get started 01 Register your FileSilo account and log in. Even if you have a subscriber ID, you’ll 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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steinberg cubase pro 10

For the tenth full version of their powerhouse DAW, Steinberg say that they’ve listened carefully to user feedback and they’ve used it as the basis for the implementation of a raft of workflow changes. First, and most obviously, Cubase’s interface has been sharpened up immensely with the addition of HiDPI and Retina support. Apparently, more than 1000 windows have been redesigned to take advantage of today’s high-res displays, but many elements have also been moved around and tweaked to just look better and work more intuitively. The Cubase Channel Strip has also been reworked, and it now boasts metering within every module, while plugins can be dragged directly in from the Media Rack, and MixConsole snapshots permit storage and recall of entire mixer setups. Sidechaining has been simplified, too, 20 more impulse…

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app watch

NanoStudio 2 The original NanoStudio set the benchmark for all-in-one iOS music production apps, but a lot has happened in the eight years since its release. Version 2 looks to retain the design principles that made its predecessor so appealing, but is a completely new iPad app with countless improvements. These include a powerful new synth called Obsidian, a drum sampler called Slate, AU support and advanced sequencing and mixing tools. £29.99. Bloom The first version of Bloom, Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers’ generative music app, also felt like a landmark release when it arrived ten years ago, showing just what was possible on the iPhone. Now we have Bloom: 10 Worlds, an anniversary edition that expands on the original. As before, you make music and visuals by tapping the screen, but…