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Computer Music March 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

“Ah, a blank canvas for my sonic art!”By my reckoning, the typical modern synth has, ohhh, about a zillion controls. There are row upon row of knobs to twiddle, multi-segment envelopes to design, step sequencers at your command, sliders to be slid, and tons of toggles, switches and buttons. But the one that inspires me the most has to be the humble patch init button that resets the synth to a single oscillator, with filter wide open and no modulation in sight. Ah, a blank canvas for my sonic art! Whether I’m after a basic sawtooth bass or a massive multilayered pad, I know exactly how to find my way there from this most elementary of starting points.What if you’ve never been on that journey, though, or your own attempts…

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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 227), 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

Enkl CMUnwrap this issue’s free monosynth and find out how to get the most out of it on p10SamplesOver 900 groovy loops that’ll bring personality to your tunes – see what’s inside and how they were made on p14Tutorial 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 p16 ■…

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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. See page 60 for viewing instructions, or watch on Apple Newsstand via built-in internet streaming. ■…

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synth

SOUND DESIGNStep up to the drawing board and design your best patches ever with these how-to videos from the experts 1 Punchy tech bass with Aalto CM 2 Expressive, analogue-style bass with Reaktor 6 3 Rumbling Reese bass with Spire 4 Quick bass stabs with Hive 5 Heavenly 80s choir pad with Dune CM 6 Custom waveform pad with Serum 7 Classic house lead with FM8 8 Spooky trap lead with Strobe2 9 West Coast hip-hop lead with Strobe2 10 Punchy detuned EDM lead using Dune CM TIP 1 Resonant white noise sweep with Enkl CM TIP2 Designing FX using frequency modulationRead the full article on p36HANNAH VSee how she wrote and produced Andreya Triana’s Branches of Life using Apple Logic in this studio vidRead the full article on p59ENKL…

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cm/experts

EASY GUIDETWO-PART HARMONYQuickly add lines to melodies without breaking your brainRead the full article on p80DESIGNER SOUNDSSYNTH PERCUSSIONBreak’s guide to designing percussion lines from scratchRead the full article on p82GEEK TECHNIQUETRANSIENT INTRICACYOwen Palmer goes on the attack and shows us how to make an impactRead the full article on p84DR BEATCONGAS AND BONGOSBecome a virtual master conguero with Ronan MacdonaldRead the full article on p86 ■…

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