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Computer Music

Computer Music April 2020

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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Language:
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Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
how to use cm

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 filesilo.co.uk/computermusic. Tutorials featuring this icon make use of our own cm Plugins – find out all about them on p105. 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. computermusic.co.uk computermusic@futurenet.com facebook.com/computer.music.mag twitter.com/computermusicuk youtube.com/computermusicmag instagram.com/computermusicmag…

1 min.
welcome

If you are anything like me, making ‘a track in an hour’ might seem like either the stuff of nightmares – the kind of thing where you simply assemble loops, press ‘export’ and you’re done – or the stuff of the impossible. Probably the latter in my case; I’ve never been close to making a track in an hour. Indeed that ‘album’* I’ve been working on for the last eight years… Well, let’s not go there. “That ‘album’ I’m working on? Don’t go there…” But I can see the value in the exercise, as these are ridiculously busy times we all live in, which is why I’ve asked our experts to come up with this month’s cover feature: not one but six tracks, each done in less than 60 minutes, and all…

1 min.
cm/downloads

cm/free plugin IKM VINTAGE TUBE 670 How to install and use IK’s incredible Vintage Tube Compressor/Limiter model 670. DVD or download via File Silo (p93) cm/videos ESSENTIAL WORKSHOPS Tutorial videos from our Make A Track In An Hour features, expert workshops and much more. Download via File Silo (p93) cm/free samples ECHOS: cm COLLECTION We’ve got two packs of delay samples plus the best of Loopmasters. On the DVD or download from File Silo (see p93) cm/studio suite 94 FREE MAC & PC PLUGINS An incredible suite of instruments, effects and utilities, and yours for free. Download via File Silo (see p93)…

6 min.
cm/news

SSL 2 and SSL 2+ interfaces Get the sound of a silly-money console in your DAW for 150 quid! In a wholly unexpected move, legendary high-end British mixing console manufacturers and software developers SSL have released a pair of audio interfaces aimed squarely at the affordable end of the home studio market, and trumpeted rather hyperbolically as “more than just an audio interface… the centre of your new Solid State Logic studio”. The SSL 2 is a 24-bit/192kHz USB bus-powered unit, boasting two SSLdesigned mic preamps (on Neutrik connectors) that, it’s said, boast “unrivalled noise performance and gain range for a USB-powered device” – specifically, -130.5dB EIN for the former and 62dB for the latter. A pair of balanced monitor outputs is in place at the other end of the signal path, alongside…

1 min.
app watch

Luxe superior The Klevgrand app development train shows no sign of stopping. Luxe is a really simple affair, designed to help you fit tracks in the mix, and offers a blend of compression and saturation. You can choose from one of two algorithms – Luxe or Finesse – and set the level. And that’s it. This may sound too simple, but Klevgrand say that all the clever stuff is done behind the scenes, so you can tweak away and let your ears judge the results. AUv3. $4.99. klevgrand.se Droning on A ‘drone synth’ might not sound that inspiring, but Bram Bos’s Mononoke can produce all kinds of evolving soundscapes and textures. There are two 4-voice synth engines that can be ‘steered’ rather than carefully controlled, and the voices can be routed back into…

3 min.
get with the programmers

cm Tell us about the history of Emvoice. RO “Emvoice started in 2016 – I’d just moved to Thailand. I was working on a track and needed vocals for it, and there was no simple way to create vocals with plugins then, so my idea was to build a technology that makes creating vocals as simple as creating a drum track, or a symphonic strings track. I started looking for coders, and I realised that we couldn’t use off-the-shelf text-to-speech algorithms and adapt them as initially planned. So we built a new vocal engine from scratch. I wrote the algorithms and my first developer, Olivier Mohsen, coded them. “After some initial tests with a first, basic voice, it was clear we had something.” cm What’s the main goal with Emvoice One? Is it…