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Computer Music

Computer Music November 2015

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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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.

We love sharing our production tips and technical tricks with you, not to mention taking you into the studios of established producers so they can show you theirs. We love giving you the tools to do it, too, in the form of high-quality samples and top-notch plugins. But ultimately, the real pay-off comes when the theory is put into practice and the tools pressed into purpose to build a complete piece of music. This issue, we bring you all of the above in the form of our epic Drum ’n’ Bass Track-Builder 2015. With endlessly enduring popularity, DnB is the genre that just won’t quit, and it absolutely smashed the poll when we asked our Facebook followers which genre they’d like to see tackled in the successor to cm209’s massively popular…

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in the vault this issue

Grooove CM Create movin’, groovin’ drum parts in no time with this brilliant drum instrument in VST, AU and standalone formats, p10 Samples 1GB of drum ’n’ bass sounds in the Loopmasters CM DnB Artist Pack, plus 50 Grooove-compatible kits in our Micro Kits pack. p14 Tutorial videos High-quality videos to guide you through our tutorials. Wherever you see the icon on the left, there’s a video version to watch Tutorial files A folder full of audio examples, synth patches and project files to help you follow our tutorials CM Plugins Our exclusive collection of free plugins for Mac and PC. See what’s available on p16…

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drum & bass track-builder 2015

1 Break: Creating a break with Addictive Drums 2 2 Lynx: Distorted DnB 808 bass with FabFilter Saturn 3 Keeno: Creating an orchestral DnB sequence 4 Chromatic: Creating a DnB hoover stab DNB TRACK-BUILDER …then, we use their sounds to flesh out a complete dark DnB banger, step by step 1 Transforming Keeno’s composition into a DnB pad 2 Layered DnB synth and vocal stabs 3 Using Break’s drums to make a hard-hitting DnB beat 4 Adding percussion layers to a DnB beat 5 DnB drum bus processing 6 Programming and processing a Reese bass 7 Incorporating Lynx’s 808 bass 8 Deconstructing the final arrangement Read the full article on p50 GROOOVE CM This month’s plugin giveaway is an innovative and ultra-flexible drum instrument – yours for free Read the full article on p10 LOOPMASTERS CM DNB ARTIST PACK 859 sounds crafted by DnB royalty – use them to…

9 min.
brunsandspork grooove cm

KIT DISPLAY Information on the currently loaded kit – click it to access Grooove CM’s main menu SAMPLE SELECTION Load up to two samples per Key using drag ‘n’ drop, or the dropdown menus SOUND ENGINE Where the magic happens! Dial in how Grooove CM responds to velocity – see the tutorial opposite for more detail. CLUES Displays control options for whatever’s under the pointer – press a number on your computer keyboard for info on what each does HELP TOOL/SPEAKER Click the ‘?’ icon and hover the mouse pointer over a control to see its tooltip SAMPLE PRE-ADJUSTMENT Basic tweaks made to a sample before it is further processed by Grooove CM’s Sound Engine KEYS Each of the six ‘drums’ in Grooove CM is known as a Key MIXER Click a vertical meter to edit one of the three stereo outputs’ mixer settings MIDI INPUT Edit…

4 min.
loopmasters cm dnb artist pack

Constantly innovating and evolving, drum ’n’ bass is an eclectic style that embraces glitchy minimalism, sudsy pop and everything in between. Staying on top of such a broad, cutting-edge genre can seem a pretty tall order, but the good news is that we’ve teamed up with top soundware publisher Loopmasters to bring you this exclusive pack of state-of-the-art DnB samples, all for free! The CM DnB Artist Pack comes fully loaded with a gigabyte of topnotch loops, drum hits, FX, basses, synths and atmospheres curated from 20 of Loopmasters’ awesome Artist Series sample libraries. You’ll find sounds designed by some of the biggest names on the scene, including Icicle, June Miller, Blu Mar Ten, Kasra and many more. No less than 859 speaker-shaking, royalty-free sounds are yours for the taking, ready…

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The Plugins collection is a suite of complete, limitation-free instrument and effects plugins. It’s an incredible resource, boasting more than 50 pro-quality plugins that you won’t find anywhere else, all for PC and Mac, in VST and AU formats. All of the included software is created exclusively for us by respected commercial developers such as Ohm Force, KV331 Audio, u-he, Cableguys, AudioThing, XILS-lab, Vengeance-Sound, Rob Papen and zplane. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is Plugins? Is it just freeware from the internet? No, and neither are the plugins limited or ‘crippled’. It’s a set of virtual instruments and effects created by some of the best developers in the business just for us – you won’t find this set of plugins anywhere else! Where do I get Plugins? As a download from our Vault (see p5for instructions…