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Computer Music

Computer Music March 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

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2 min.
welcome

“Up your studio game and fast-track your skills for the coming months” The start of a new year gives us the perfect opportunity to look back at our music production achievements from the past twelve months, and also identify areas for improvement. Yes, it might sound a little ‘self help’, but it really is the best way to up your studio game and fast-track your skills for the coming months. That’s why this issue’s cover feature, starting on p22, is designed to give those production chops a premium workout, with an array of challenges, ideas, exercises and strategies to help you make better music than ever before… starting from right now! Speaking of looking forward to the next year, I already can’t wait to see the new music software products that will…

1 min.
your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download T-Chain CM and the rest of our 80-strong plugin collection Samples Press play and record for our Cassette Club samples, plus a bonus pack 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 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

2018 STUDIO WORKOUT Get better, more productive, and make your best tracks yet in the studio Read the full article on p22 1 Get a track under your belt 6 Six ways to make better use of samples 11 Stacking sends for creative processing ideas 12 Three routing recipes that offer extra inspiration 14 The odd couple – interesting interactions 16 Pro vocal processing using multiple sends 18 Creatively routing delay and reverb effects cm Producer Masterclass THROTTLE The Australian production wizz takes us through the making of Piñata in this illuminating in-studio video Note: this video is only available using the link on p47 Read the full article on p46 REESE RECIPES WITH SERUM Just Want Another Chance at creating those deep, dark basslines? You’ve got it with our video guides Read the full article on p57 5 Aggressive wavetable Reese 6 Creative filtering for…

6 min.
korg arp odyssey

During the Noughties, a fresh epidemic of analogue hardware fever took hold of producers. With no known cure – and full-scale treatments being costly – Korg offered affordable relief in 2010 with the Monotron, a tape cassette-sized micro-synth for just 50 quid. Further analogue goodies followed, including a 2015 reissue of the classic Odyssey synth, originally released by ARP in 1972. Now, following on from last year’s Odyssei iOS app, Korg have released an official emulation in desktop plugin form. So why is the Odyssey such a legend? Well, when it debuted, it was among the first instruments to put the power of synthesis into a practical, compact package – one that the average musician could afford, understand and transport single-handedly. And it sounded great, natch. The Odyssey was used on…

1 min.
app watch

Version 2 of Akai’s iMPC Pro feels like a much more complete proposition than v1. You can now record audio tracks and use Audio Units, and there are pitchshifting and timestretching features. The interface has been redesigned, and the sound library updated to reflect current electronic music trends. The new Song Mode, meanwhile, promises to make it easier to create complete tracks. iMPC Pro 2 (iPad) costs £24. www.akaipro.com Having made their name with the excellent Elastic Drums, MoMinstruments have now released the equally pliable Elastic FX. A multi-effects processing app, it features four effect modules, each of which can be filled with one of 32 processors covering all the usual bases. An XY pad provides hands-on control, and support for Audiobus 3 and Inter-App Audio means that you can use Elastic…