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Computer MusicComputer Music

Computer Music April 2016

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

“Distortion is a tool with real nuance and depth”Distortion is distortion, isn’t it? Pick a plugin – any plugin – then nudge the gain till you get warm saturation, crunchy drive or all-out cranium-crushing distorted mayhem. Job done! Or so I used to think…Yet once I began to take music production seriously, I realised that distortion is a tool with serious nuance and depth – as much as any EQ, compressor or reverb, in fact, and with the potential to sound way worse than any of those if you get it wrong.So, what’s the trick to using saturation to create mixes that are warm and classy, and not just cheap and, well, distorted? How do you get those grinding, chainsaw distortion tones to sound solid, controlled and impactful, rather than…

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download

Step 1On your PC or Mac, go to vault.computermusic.co.uk, then either register for a new Vault account, or log in if you already have one.Step 2Click ‘add a magazine’ in the top bar, select the issue you want to add to your Vault (eg, this issue is 228), and answer a few simple security questions.Step 3Go to ‘my vault’ to see all your mags – click a cover and use the links to download! You can download as much or as little as you like. ■…

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in the vault this issue

HoRNet Graffio CMScratch the itch for saturation, excitation and bitcrushing with this plugin giveaway, p10SamplesA huge pack of royalty-free one-shots and loops to give your tunes that authentic house energy and atmosphere, p12Tutorial videosHigh-quality videos to guide you through our tutorials. Wherever you see the icon on the left, there’s a video version to watchSee this issue’s entire video content on the next pages Tutorial filesA folder full of audio examples, synth patches and project files to help you follow our tutorials CM PluginsOur exclusive collection of free plugins for Mac and PC. See what’s available on p14 ■…

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download

Our fantastic software, samples, videos and tutorial files are now available to download! To get access to this content, go to vault.computermusic.co.uk on your PC or Mac’s web browser. You’ll be asked to register and answer a few simple questions to prove that you’ve got the mag. You’ll then be given access to our content! You can sign in any time to register new issues and download more content. For more info, see our Vault FAQ: bit.ly/cmvaultfaq* Please note that the Producer Masterclass video is not available as a download via our Vault, though Apple Newsstand users can watch the video via built-in internet streaming. ■…

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distortion secrets

1 Basic clipping and waveshaping explained 2 Harmonic distortion in plugin emulations 3 Intermodulation distortion: theory & practice 4 Examining aliasing and sample-rate reduction 5 The common distortion types and how they’re used 6 Exploring the effect of EQ on distortion 7 Using parallel distortion in the mix 8 Subtle enhancement with multiband distortion 9 Multiband distortion on a clean sine bass 10 Rock and metal guitar distortion with AmpliTube 11 Processing sounds in the mix with digital distortion 12 Improving a mix with subtle distortion TIP1 Vocal distortion TIP9 Polyphonic distortion Read the full article on p34GRAFFIO CMCheck out this month’s free plugin giveaway as we take it for a spin in this tutorial videoRead the full article on p10MIXING FOR SMALL SPEAKERSWe’ll show you how to replicate and…

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cm/experts

EASY GUIDEBLUES CONCEPTSSee the theory behind the blues at work in Dave Clews’ expert tutorialRead the full article on p76DESIGNER SOUNDSVOCAL SOUND DESIGNBreak transforms vocal samples into entirely different soundsRead Read the the full full article article on on p pxx 78GEEK TECHNIQUEANALYSING REVERBSGain deep knowledge of your reverb plugins with Owen Palmer’s tricksRead the full article on p80DR BEATCLAVES AND TIMBALESRonan Macdonald’s latest guide to Latin rhythm and vibeRead Read the the full full article article on on p84 ■…

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