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Computer MusicComputer Music

Computer Music May 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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welcome

“I remained a hardened joystick waggler”My very first computer experiences were not musical but, er, ‘game-ical’. I cut my teeth on the Atari 2600 and ZX Spectrum, and I remained a hardened joystick waggler throughout the 16-bit era and on into the 90s PC days. As I came to realise, though, gaming does have some parallels with music. For example, for me, chaining riffs, runs and rudiments on a musical instrument has always felt a bit like mastering the complex combos of a fighting game.And how about puzzlers? Back in the day, I loved the Incredible Machine series. Those games gave you a bunch of ropes, pulleys, conveyor belts and other gizmos, and by placing them just so, you could build a contraption to achieve that level’s goal. Very satisfying!…

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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 229), 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

Audiority TS-1 CMThis envelope-shaping transient designer plugin is yours for free with this issue, p10SamplesBring the tension of the silver screen to your productions with this blockbuster bundle of sounds, 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 p14This digital content has been thoroughly scanned and tested at all stages of production, but as with all new software, we still recommend that you run a virus checker before use. We also recommend that…

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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 moredent 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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cm/video

ARRANGE THE PERFECT TRACKLearn how to piece together your musical puzzle with these videos from our massive guideRead the full article on p341 Extending a progression into an arrangement 2 Changing bass notes under static chords 3 Using inverted chords and dynamics 4 Raising the chorus a whole tone 5 Modulating to a new key from M8 to outro 6 Arranger and Chord tracks in Cubase 7 Studio One’s Scratch Pads and Arranger Track 8 A tour of essential transitional techniques 9 Enhancing arrangements through automation 10 Send/return automation as an arrangement tool 11 Workshop 1: Prepping ideas for arrangement 12 Workshop 2: Arranging a full track TIP4 Adding interest with rhythmic variation TIP9 Instant arpeggios for extending sections Get all these videos on PC/Mac at vault.computermusic.co.ukBORAITake a look at…

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EASY GUIDECHROMATIC HARMONYStep outside the usual scale and learn to harmonise any melodyRead the full article on p80DESIGNER SOUNDSLUSH ELECTRIC PIANOBring Rhodes-style keys up to date for a modern mix scenarioRead Read the the full full article article on on p pxx 82GEEK TECHNIQUETREBLE CONTROLGive your tunes that professional high-end sheen and sparkleRead the full article on p84DR BEATSHAKERSEmulate this simple but effective member of the percussion familyRead Read the the full full article article on on p88 pxx ■…

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