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Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician November 2017

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
出版商:
Future Publishing Limited US
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editor’s note

Inspiration to the Core EDITOR IN CHIEF grobair@nbmedia.com With so many new products being released each month, it can be difficult to stay focused on what we truly need to express ourselves musically. Sometimes, you have to step back and look—not at what you have, but for what you’re hoping to achieve aesthetically and conceptually. More and more, I’ve found my way back to my center by looking to the past for inspiration—not for the sake of nostalgia or fashion, but as a way to remind myself of where I came from and how I got to where I am, with the hope of picking up the thread where I left off. It’s a way that we can be true to ourselves. For me, a good example of this form of re-evaluation can be seen…

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delay tactics

Mark Isham once told me about the moment he accidentally discovered space. The Grammy-winning composer was preparing to bounce a track when he flipped the monitor switch on his tape recorder too far and heard both the original signal from the record head and the delayed version from the playback head. “All of a sudden, there was that space,” he whispered. “And it changed my life. From that day on, I didn’t use a single synthesizer sound without some sort of time modulation. To me, it just brought that organic, emotional quality that made it seem like night and day.” I knew what he meant. I had spent a blissful month spinning sounds around my college’s quadraphonic studio with a 4-track tape delay. I routed each track’s playback head to the…

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the new electronic guitarist

$29.99; halleonardbooks.com For decades, adventurous guitarists have been striving to achieve the same level of control over synthesizers using strings as keyboardists have with keys, wheels, and pedals. Yet, the idiomatic techniques guitarists use—such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bending several notes at once in differing amounts—are notoriously challenging to track accurately. And while recent advances in technology have greatly improved the gestural control guitar players can expect over synthesizers, using the latest innovations requires a basic level of knowledge that is not intuitive to most musicians. In his new book, The New Electronic Guitarist, author Marty Cutler not only shows guitarists how to harness digital technology but how to get the most out of it. Cutler has met the challenges of music technology head-on for decades—as a musician; as a writer and former…

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save your stuff! beginner’s archiving for musicians

($4 donation to cover printing/shipping; jessicathompsonaudio.com) This handy ’zine may just save your assets. Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, you shouldn’t judge its importance by the page count. Although author Jessica Thompson refers to Save Your Stuff! as a zine, it’s got a lot to offer: Her goal within these 16 pages is to teach you to “organize, describe, and back up your music” adequately. The text is fun to read and gets right to the point, making it one of my favorite DIY books for musicians and indie labels. As a Grammy-nominated audio-restoration and mastering engineer, Thompson has seen first-hand how disorganized artists (and even labels) can be when it comes to their recorded assets—masters, mixes, and individual tracks, as well as documentation and cover art. And…

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new gear

1 IZOTOPE SPIRE STUDIO Digital recorder $349 HIGHLIGHTS Built-in mic • automatically set recording levels • 8 tracks per project • WiFi connectivity • free iOS app • effects include reverb, delay, and amp models • zero latency monitoring • battery powered • two combo jacks, +48V phantom power and Grace Design preamps • automatically synchronizes tracks between software and hardware • export recordings for use in a DAW or upload to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other online storage platforms TARGET MARKET Songwriters, music instructors, students ANALYSIS A highly portable way to capture inspiration when it strikes. spire.live 2 ROYER LABS R-10 Ribbon microphone $499 street HIGHLIGHTS Designed for studio and stage • 2.5-micron ribbon element identical to the one in the R-121 mic • custom transformer • wired to reject electromagnetically induced noise • accepts SPLs up to 160 dB…

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morpheus

A mong the many innovations Dave Rossum is known for is z-plane filtering. As part of the E-mu Morpheus synthesizer of the early ’90s, the feature allowed you to interpolate (or morph) between a set of filter states. It was revolutionary technology at the time that yielded a unique sound, even if only one of the planes could be controlled in real time. Nearly 30 years later, Rossum has made major improvements to the original design in order to create a Eurorack module named Morpheus ($499), with stereo I/O and real-time control over all three axes of the z-plane filter. Morpheus utilizes a 14-pole filter to shape frequency responses that are musically interesting. Sets of eight frequency responses are assembled into a group, which is referred to as a cube, as if…