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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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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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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 223), 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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Grooove CMCreate movin’, groovin’ drum parts in no time with this brilliant drum instrument in VST, AU and standalone formats, p10Samples1GB of drum ’n’ bass sounds in the Loopmasters CM DnB Artist Pack, plus 50 Grooove-compatible kits in our Micro Kits pack. p14Tutorial videosHigh-quality videos to guide you through our tutorials. Wherever you see the icon on the left, there’s a video version to watch 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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drum & bass track-builder 2015

BREAKLYNXKEENOCHROMATIC1 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 stabDNB 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 arrangementRead the full article on p50GROOOVE CMThis month’s plugin giveaway is an innovative and ultra-flexible drum instrument – yours for freeRead the full article on p10LOOPMASTERS CM DNB…

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brunsandspork grooove cm

KIT DISPLAYInformation on the currently loaded kit – click it to access Grooove CM’s main menuSAMPLE SELECTIONLoad up to two samples per Key using drag ‘n’ drop, or the dropdown menusSOUND ENGINEWhere the magic happens! Dial in how Grooove CM responds to velocity – see the tutorial opposite for more detail.CLUESDisplays control options for whatever’s under the pointer – press a number on your computer keyboard for info on what each doesHELP TOOL/SPEAKERClick the ‘?’ icon and hover the mouse pointer over a control to see its tooltipSAMPLE PRE-ADJUSTMENTBasic tweaks made to a sample before it is further processed by Grooove CM’s Sound EngineKEYSEach of the six ‘drums’ in Grooove CM is known as a KeyMIXERClick a vertical meter to edit one of the three stereo outputs’ mixer settingsMIDI INPUTEdit…

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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…