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Music Tech Focus

Issue 49

Music Tech Focus is the high quality, single package or process, special edition series from the Music Tech team. Each issue takes a leading music production software package or key technique, and dedicates 132 pages to giving the reader practical, hands-on information to better master that subject. Music Tech Focus takes the very best of Music Tech's normal software or technique coverage, and adds brand new workshops, interviews and hardware round-ups to give readers the complete guide to that subject.

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the musictech experts

ANDY JONESEditor At Large Andy has an MA in Music Technology and has been writing about it for 25 years. He has launched and edited several magazines in the subject and was Editor of MusicTech for the last four years. Naturally, he has far too many synthesisers.DAVE GALEDave is an award-winning orchestrator, media composer and producer, with a passion for synths and modulars in all their forms, whether software, hardware, vintage or modern. Dave is MusicTech’s resident Eurorack expert, as well as a soundtrack composer.ALEX HOLMESAlex has been an electronic musician for many years and has a passion for beats, bass and all forms of electronic music. He’s currently involved with three different dance-music projects. Alex creates our sample-filled DVD each month.MARK COUSINSMark is MusicTech’s Logic expert, and has written…

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Welcome to your special issue of MusicTech, dedicated to Logic Pro, Apple's incredible music production tool. This in-depth bookazine has been especially created to give you all the tools you need to produce better and smarter with Logic, and is packed with tutorials, tips, buying advice and gear tests. We have a record-breaking 54 pages of Logic-specific guides that focus on everything: from creating famous synth sounds (p6) to producing realistic strings (p94); from creative step sequencing (p32) to making the most out of Logic's Vintage EQ (p90). We have a total of 12 of these workshops that will guide you step-by-step through each process, so that you can master new and varied aspects of Logic every time. We also have something of a sound design theme running through the…

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famous synth sounds in logic pro

01 Its the theme that took the world by storm a couple of years back, but it starts off quite simply, all based around an arpeggiation which is the main part of our tutorial, so start off with a C Major 7 chord looping.Welcome to the first workshop in Logic Pro 2019, MusicTech's special bookazine dedicated to Apple's finest DAW. We have something of a sound design theme running through this issue, with a complete guide to the subject on page 18 plus a feature on movie soundtracking on page 70. So it's probably appropriate that we are opening up the issue with a more lighthearted look at sound design, with a guide to recreating some of the most famous synth sounds used in the last four decades of music…

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six of the best hardware synths

BEST ACID LIKENOVATION Circuit Mono Station£399Contact Novation | https://global.novationmusic.comOne of two entries for Novation this time around, and it’s fair to say that the UK synth manufacturer has been so busy that it could have had three, including the original Circuit. The Mono Station version of that unit is the one we’ve chosen, however, and for a very good reason. It is made up of the easy music making that makes Circuit such a popular computerless music production format and it’s combined with the Bass Station 2 sound engine and hands-on control.WE SAID “Mono Station is a great partner for the regular Circuit – get your best bass and lead bits from Mono Station and the rest from Circuit. It's a great unit that brings a lot of fun and energy…

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sound design the creative guide

The term ’sound design’ used to refer specifically to the task of producing music and sound effects for pictures, yet, while that definition still stands, with such an explosion of other media, it now covers everything from producing ringtones to game music, from synth presets to sample patches. Even if you do none of the above, and just produce music for fun, being creative in sound design can help you shape your own character, a sound you can be identified by. It can also help you move away from using presets which, while we endorse their use as that’s what they were created for, it’s always more satisfying to come up with something with your own stamp on it.Fortunately you probably have many of the tools you need for creative…

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found sound and the art of (recording) noise

Taking a recorder out into the field (not necessarily a field) is a great way to capture sounds which you can either use as is or process further. Nature has an incredible soundtrack which you can plunder for free and you really should go for it. We saw a clip online recently of a slowed down cricket sound which sounded like the most beautiful choir imaginable (it must have been true as it was on the internet).Mankind too provides an additional backing track which you can capture – every sound you can imagine within a city: droning machines, factory rumbles, steam vents, traffic noise, people bloody everywhere… It’s all there right at the end of a dictaphone or phone, several of which we have reviewed over the years like the…