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Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician April 2018

The new ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN is a “must have” resource for anyone who makes music, plays music, and shares music. Every issue includes "gig tested" product reviews on music gear, tons of how-to's, and interviews with today's stars revealing the secrets of their songwriting approaches and audio-production concepts.

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United States
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English
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Future Publishing Limited US
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editor’s note

Know Your Gear Though it is always exciting to attend the NAMM show and get time with all the latest products, I am often reminded of the gear I already have that, frankly, needs more of my attention. It’s one thing to explore the presets of a new softsynth and then learn to save our own. And it’s useful to actually read the manual and learn how a product works at a deeper level, so we can bend it to our own needs. But these are just the beginning stages in the process of gaining mastery over our tools. And I can’t help but wonder if our industry’s continual race to release something new has kept us from gaining the level of mastery we achieved when gear was more expensive and harder…

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bookshelf

MUTE: A VISUAL DOCUMENT, FROM 1978 - TOMORROW By Terry Burrows and Daniel Miller (Thomas & Hudson; 320pp; $45) If you’ve listened to punk, post-punk, and electronic music at any time during the past 40 years, it’s likely one of your favorite albums was released by Mute records. Launched in 1978 by Daniel Miller (aka The Normal) as a vehicle to release the single “Warm Leatherette,” the label went on to host some of the most innovative and influential artists of the past four decades—Depeche Mode, Erasure, Fad Gadget, Moby, Can, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Laibach and Einstürzende Neubauten, among them. As you would expect, Mute: A Visual Document provides an overview of the label from the founder’s point of view. Yet, what makes this book so fascinating is that the…

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playing on a plane

How do you top a successful NAMM show? With a tray-table jam on the flight home. Synth guru Mark Vail and I were on the same airplane back from Anaheim, so as soon as the captain announced it was okay to use electronic devices, we flipped down our tray-tables and fired up an unholy tangle of battery-powered music gear (see Figure 1). Mark played a Bastl microGranny 2 granular sampler and an iPhone 8, running the microGranny through a Korg mini-KP effects processor. His iOS synth apps included Bram Bos Ripplemaker, Korg iMono/Poly and iWavestation, and Oceanhouse Media Bowls. I played a Bleep Labs Bleep Drum and an iPad mini 2, controlling the synth apps with a Sensel Morph over Bluetooth. I ran the Bleep Drum’s audio into the iPad through a…

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remembering david van koevering

The world lost an important figure in the history of electronic music on January 30th. After a long illness, David Van Koevering passed away at the age of 77 near his home in Cleveland, Tennessee. Without his efforts, Moog synthesizers might have never become the success we recognize today, simply because he almost singlehandedly introduced them to working musicians all over the United States. When the Minimoog appeared in late 1970, Bob Moog was convinced his company wouldn’t sell more than a hundred. A showman at heart, Van Koevering became the Minimoog’s most enthusiastic supporter, opening a nightclub called the Island of Electronicus in Tierra Verde, Florida, where he gave nightly performances and demonstrations. He traveled throughout the country, convincing music store owners to stock the instrument by briefly lending local…

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2018 namm show

The NAMM show was bigger than ever this year, due in large part to a robust economy and to the addition of a brand-new hall filled with companies in the pro audio side of our market. This made sense considering 2018 was the first year that the Audio Engineering Society took part in this annual event, hosting a wide variety of workshops and seminars. But, as always, it was the dizzying array of new products that kept the attendees buzzing throughout the last weekend of January. Electronic Musician was there, keeping an eye out for the best and most exciting hardware and software announcements. The following is a snapshot of what we found, with more to see at emusician.com. 1 Software developer Antares (antarestech.com) had a steady stream of visitors in…

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acoustic pianos at namm!

The 120-year-old German company Niendorf (niendorf-piano.de) made its first visit to NAMM to showcase its grand pianos, which were some of our surprise favorites of the show. Rich in tone with plenty of depth, these pianos should make an impression on anyone who plays one. With instruments like these, the legacy of fine German piano craftsmanship shows no sign of diminishing. The booth was never empty at Ravenscroft (ravenscroftpianos.com) as a parade of eager players kept these crisp, bright pianos in constant use. Ravenscroft has made a name for themselves, and the consensus every year is that they live up to the hype: This is one piano that sounds as good to the player as it does out in front. Shigeru Kawai (shigerukawai.com) pianos have always vied for our attention at NAMM,…