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Computer Music

Computer Music August 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.

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

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

Whether you produce laid-back synth tunes or tearing dancefloor bangers, drums form the foundation of any track. Putting together a generic beat isn’t rocket science, of course – the tricky part is going beyond genre clichés in the search for a signature sound. “Take common rhythmic tropes and subvert them in creative ways…” Today’s cutting-edge artists take common rhythmic tropes and subvert them in creative ways… which is exactly what this month’s cover feature will help you do! Starting on p22, we’ll walk you through three essential areas of percussion production, with the aim of inspiring new beatmaking approaches. If you’ve previously shied away from unusual time signatures, or struggled with drum design, now’s the perfect chance to break away from your rhythmic routines and explore new percussive horizons. Another studio sticking point…

1 min.
your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download Dehumaniser Lite, plus the rest of 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 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 Musicpage (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!…

2 min.
cm / video

UNIQUE BEATS Go beyond common beatmaking tropes and shape your style with our tutorials Read the full article on p22 2 Perfecting polyrhythms in Ableton Live 3 Combining meters to form polymeters 4 Programming a 5/16 ride cymbal part over a 4/4 beat 5 Creating polyrhythms using konnakol 6 Making mixed-resolution trap-style hi-hat patterns 7 Synthesising your own kick from scratch 8 Synthesising a layered snare sound 9 Advanced drum surgery for next-level customisation 10 Recording your own percussion sounds 11 Off-grid glitch percussion 13 Designing a unique beat from common presets 14 Customising drum dynamics with volume 15 Easy automation tricks for unique beats 16 Customising drum width with stereo tricks 17 Unique beats with lo-fi and distortion effects Bonus Three styles of extreme drum compression DEHUMANISER LITE Our hands-on video tutorial shows you how to use your free Krotos Audio processor Read the full article on p54 FEEDBACK FACTORY Discover how…

4 min.
cm at superbooth 2018

u-he Colour Copy and Spring Reverb Superbooth 2018 saw the debut of u-he’s mixer CVilization, the Berlin developer’s first foray into Eurorack hardware. However, Urs Heckmann was also showing off prototypes of two new plugins “hopefully to be released in 2018”. The first, Colour Copy, is a bucket-brigade (BBD)-style delay effect cut from the same cloth as Repro-1 and Repro-5’s Lyrebird delay module. The ‘colour’ in the name refers to the five switchable delay types, each offering a different flavour of echo which can be shaped further with the plugin’s Colour controls. Colour Copy also houses a triangle- or sine-shaped LFO, sidechainstyle Ducking, and an adjustable visualisation section – very neat indeed. The second plugin, based upon Bazille’s ambience generator, has the working title of ‘Spring Reverb’. Three such models are available, there’s…

6 min.
image-line fl studio 20

No, you’re not losing your mind: to celebrate two decades of the DAW formerly known as Fruity Loops, Image-Line have skipped straight from version 12 up to 20. Yep, the world’s favourite DAW is 20 years old, launching mere months before the world’s favourite music software magazine (Computer Music – duh). FL Studio updates are never a surprise: features are always visible months in advance thanks to Image-Line’s open beta programme. Yet this one retains its full shock factor as the hell-freezing, porcine-launching prospect of a native Mac version becomes reality. Bundle up, Beelzebub, it’s here at last – FL Studio on your Mac, officially supported! It’s a 64-bit application for macOS 10.11 and above, supporting VST and AU plugins, with full project compatibility with the Windows PC version. Less dramatic –…