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Computer Music

Computer Music February 2018

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome

Every issue, we look Ten Years Back and reminisce about the issue of Computer Music from a decade ago. In a coincidental turn (see p13), it so happens that the mag we published exactly ten years ago was dedicated to version 7 of Ableton Live. What are the chances, eh? A brand new version of the Berlin developers’ ever-popular software is now on the way, bringing a cool new wavetable synth, fresh devices, workflow improvements and navigational power-ups. After months exploring all these goodies, we reckon it’s the perfect next step for the DAW that’s revolutionised the world of electronic music. So flip to p22 and fast-track your way around those new features! Don’t be put off if you’re not a Live user, though, as this issue is stacked full of inspirational…

1 min.
your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download Life CM and the rest of our 75-strong plugin collection Tutorial Videos See and hear exactly how it’s done with our expert video guides Samples Complete our CS-80 collection, then don your flares for a disco pack Tutorial Files Follow along in your DAW with WAVs, project files, MIDI clips and more Log in at www.filesilo.co.uk/computermusic 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.
filesilo

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 Music page (filesilo.co.uk/computermusic) 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 filesilo.co.uk/vault and enter your Vault email address. Reset your password via the email you receive, and log in!…

1 min.
cm \ video

Ableton Live 10 POWER GUIDE Lust over the features of the newly updated DAW, and learn how to get the best from it Read the full article on p22 1 Hands-on with Live 10’s new Wavetable synth 2 Ableton Live 10’s new Echo device explained 3 Live 10’s new Drum Buss device deconstructed 4 Ableton Live 10’s Pedal device in action 5 Saving performance ideas with Live 10’s Capture 6 Editing multiple MIDI clips in one view 7 Arrangment View editing improvements 8 Ableton Live 10’s new automation features 9 Navigation upgrades in Ableton Live 10 cm Producer Masterclass BLACK SUN EMPIRE Milan from BSE and the trio’s studio protégé Pythius guide us through their track Scarif in this in-studio video Note: this video is only available using the link on page 45 Read the full article on p44 METALLIC MADNESS Synthesise the sounds of metal Read the…

6 min.
steinberg cubase 9.5

Like clockwork, Steinberg’s flagship DAW sees its version number pumped up another 0.5 just in time to see in the new year. But is this a well-toned update fit for 2018… or is Cubase a bloated has-been that needs to hit the gym? Only time will tell for sure, but for now, let’s peep those features… First, there’s a new audio engine that calculates everything with “pristine” 64-bit floating-point accuracy – a new year’s resolution, if you will. Automation editing also becomes more precise with – at last! – smoothly adjustable curves. Also in the ‘overdue but welcome’ category is the expansion of the insert effects slots from 8 to 16, with a draggable separator defining which are pre- and post-fader. Direct Offline Processing succeeds Cubase’s ancient Offline Process History. VST effects (and…

1 min.
app watch

Steinberg’s Cubasis 2.3 update adds several new features, but the most eye-catching thing about it is its support for three Waves plugins. You can now use the Q10 Equalizer, L1 Ultramaximizer and AudioTrack channel strip in the mobile DAW. These are classics from the Waves archive that were recently re-released on desktop platforms for the company’s 25th anniversary. All three are in-app purchases, bought individually for £7.99 each or in a bundle for £19.99. www.steinberg.net Another big-hitting iOS app has also been updated recently: Korg’s Gadget has reached v3.5. Users now have the option of adding three new ‘Gadgets’, starting with the Lisbon polyphonic synth, a bold and futuristic-sounding instrument. Vancouver is a relatively simple sampler, while DeeMax is a port of the Dotec-Audio loudness maximixer plugin of the same name.…