Computer Music January 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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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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From step-by-step tutorials and exclusive samples to inspirational in-studio videos with professional producers Computer Music’s aim has always been to provide you with everything you need to Make Music Now. And, of course, a key part of this package is our collection of virtual instruments and effects, yours to install and use for only the price of a magazine. “This could be a candidate for the biggest cm giveaway ever…” Well, as you’ve already spotted on the cover of this very mag, this issue’s free software giveaway is something rather special… and could be a candidate for the biggest cm giveaway ever! Bitwig Studio 2 is a gamechanging digital audio workstation, and your free 8-Track version will revolutionise the way you create and perform electronic music, especially if you’re used to more…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download Bitwig Studio 2 8-Track, plus our 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…

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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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novation sl mkiii

Aiming to provide total operational dominance over both your DAW and hardware synths, the latest version of Novation’s popular SL series controller keyboard looks to be a major upgrade from previous generations. The SL MkIII clearly riffs on Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-Series Mk2 keyboards, with its Light Guide-style RGB LEDs over every key, illuminating to provide visual referencing for scale and chord layouts, and keyboard zoning. Beyond that, unlike the more understated S-Series, the SL MkIII is bristling with knobs, pads, faders and buttons. It also gives an impressive degree of connectivity, with the usual USB, MIDI and pedal outputs joined by an analogue clock and two sets of CV/Gate/Mod minijacks. Building on the technological foundations put in place by Novation’s Launchkey and Launchpad controllers, the SL MkIII hooks into…

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app watch

iPad Pro It was the iPad Pro’s turn for an update last month, with 11- and 12.9-inch models getting a refresh. Notably, each now has an ‘all-screen design’ and a Liquid Retina Display, with the military-sounding A12X Bionic chip giving horsepower. Plus, they’ve ditched both the Lightning and headphone ports, replacing the latter with… nothing. Starting at £769 and £1119 respectively, that might just sting a little. AudioKit Digital D1 Fans of 80s and 90s digital synths will love the AudioKit Digital D1, a virtual analogue/ PCM synth for iPad. This 64-voice instrument features Hybrid Digital Poly Synthesis, and 1GB worth of samples. Each voice is dual-layer, there are dual independent per-layer filters, and you get three LFOs. A vintage-style arp/step sequencer and effects sweeten the deal. It costs £9.99, with proceeds supporting…