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Computer Music

Computer Music September 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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1 min.
welcome

“Uncover all those interesting synth features that you never explore…” Today’s virtual instruments can sound like realistic instruments, retro machines, futuristic oddities, or even the human voice. It’s hard to imagine how software will evolve from this point. But with endless power comes… well, confusion, frustration and a looming feeling that you’re not making the most of the sonic potential sitting inside your computer. And it’s no wonder, as every synth has a different interface, sound and modus operandi. So if you’re looking to finally conquer these powerful instruments once and for all, this issue is guaranteed to help inspire your sound design sessions, uncover all those interesting synth features you never explore, replicate the sought-after tones of classic hardware, and ultimately help you make better music. Aside from our Synth Secrets feature on…

1 min.
how to use cm

We’ve got a new system for downloading files. Whenever you see this icon, you can grab the files on your PC or Mac by going to filesilo.co.uk/computermusic. Tutorials featuring this icon make use of our own Plugins – find out all about them on p107. This icon means there are extra files to help you follow a tutorial feature: project files, audio examples, etc. There’s extra video content wherever you see this icon. www.computermusic.co.uk computermusic@futurenet.com www.facebook.com/computer.music.mag www.twitter.com/computermusicuk www.youtube.com/computermusicmag…

1 min.
your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download Phonec CM, plus the rest of our CM Plugins collection Samples Download this month’s exclusive packs and power up your tunes 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 Musicpage (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

SYNTH SECRETS Elevate your synthesis skills to pro level with this month’s expert video tutorials Read the full article on p22 1 Designing a lively performance synth patch 2 Clever mod wheel assignments 3 Polyphonic glide explored in Sylenth1 4 Setting up macro assignments that matter 5 Building an eight-knob powersynth from scratch 9 Modulating modulators with Aalto CM 9 Turning audio files into Serum wavetables 10 More creative ways to generate Serum wavetables PHONEC CM Uncover every new feature of this issue’s retro-inspired synthesiser from Psychic Modulation Read the full article on p54 CUSTOMISING LOOPS Transform stock sounds into something fresh with our inspirational video guides Read the full article on p65 5 Customising sample pack loops with processing 7 Customising loops in NI Maschine The guide to VCV RACK PART3 Make the most of digital modules in the third part of our modular workshop Read the full article on…

6 min.
propellerhead software europa

Once a fiercely insular and self-sufficient virtual studio, Reason’s walled garden has, over time, relaxed its borders. The addition of audio tracks, Rack Extensions and – at last! – VST support have all made possible the import of fresh sonic elements. But now the Props are flipping the script with an export of one of their most desirable goods: Reason 10’s Europa ‘shapeshifting’ synthesiser, now available as a VST/AU plugin for any compatible DAW. Huzzah! And you can even fire up this “infinitely powerful spectral wavetable synth” right inside your browser with the web version. Europa has three spectral wavetable Engines (oscillators, essentially), each with Wave, Spectral Filter and Unison sections. In the Wave section, there are more than 30 wavetables, “from traditional analogue to complex, dynamic waveforms.” Wavetable position can…