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Electronic Musician April 2019

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
言語:
English
出版社:
Future Publishing Limited US
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lights, camera, action!

Creating music is a satisfyingly self-indulgent artform. With the affordable instruments and technology available to us, we can write and compose anything we like, free of constraints and the opinions of others. However, this cathartic form of expression comes at a price: with streaming revenues and music sales paying out less and less, and it’s clearly becoming increasingly harder for the average artist to make a living from music production. And we all need to pay the bills, right? This is why musicians are seeking out more financially rewarding revenue streams, and one of the most lucrative avenues is composition for television, movies, advertisements, and stage performances. This particular world demands a unique set of skills, which is why the transition from straight-up music maker to commissioned composer is one that…

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hands-on with pigments

Before their analog Brute range was ever released into the wild, French brand Arturia made their name in the realm of software synthesis. With their ever growing — and still excellent — V Collection range, Arturia have turned in emulations of many of the most famous electronic instruments of all time, including the Minimoog Model D, Oberheim Matrix 12, ARP 2600 and tons more. Going into 2019, Arturia have something new on their hands: Pigments, a fully-featured softsynth that (at least for the most part) isn’t an emulation of something that’s come before. With a multi-part synth engine, sequencer and lots of creative tools, there’s a lot going on in this latest synth powerhouse. Wavetables Wavetable synths are everywhere these days — from plugins like Serum to hardware instruments such as the Polyend-powered…

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app watch

iKlip Stands the Test of Time IK Multimedia has introduced its third-generation range of iKlip devices, giving you even more flexible options when it comes to mounting your smartphone or tablet. There are three models, including the standard iKlip 3 ($49.99), offering more durable rubber pads and a spring mechanism that enables you to rotate your device; the iKlip 3 Video ($49.99), which enables you to mount your device to a camera tripod; and the iKlip 3 Deluxe ($69.99), which enables both mic stand and tripod mounting. ikmultimedia.com Numerical Audio RM-1 Numerical Audio’s RM-1 is billed as a Wave Modulator, and features not only two flavors of ring modulation — a virtual analog model and an all-digital design — but also frequency modulation, phase modulation and amplitude modulation. That’s a lot of distinct modulation…

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working to picture

This isn’t a guide to the creative side of writing music to picture. You’ll find few references to melody, to harmony, arrangement or ensemble groups. If you have an interest in writing soundtracks, hopefully you’re developing a unique voice in this field and discovering sounds and textures to provide an emotional underscore to the picture you’re working to. Instead, this article is about the technical considerations which surround the job of writing music to picture How can MIDI controllers dramatically aid the musicality of your scores? What are underscores, and what makes an effective alternative mix? What are templates, how should you build one and why do they help? How do you go about converting your MIDI parts into effective scores? These are just some of the questions involved and we’ll…

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working from templates

The demands of writing music for picture can be brutal. Talk to any film composer and you’ll hear stories of sleep-deprived writing sessions for crazy directors who have sacked another composer with the mixing deadline just two weeks away. Of course, everyone loves a harrowing tale and not every job is always so grueling but it’s true that writing music for picture is a remarkable job where you can easily have no work for months on end and then find yourself chained to your studio for 18 hours a day, seven days a week on a diet of adrenaline and strong coffee. As a result, learning on the job isn’t really an option for anyone who has been commissioned to write music. It’s implicitly understood that if you put yourself forward…

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delivering underscore mixes

Covering an editor’s requirements with underscores makes life easier and may be the difference between your track getting synced to picture or not Underscores are ‘stripped back’ versions of a main mix which offer an editor a series of musical alternatives. These can prove useful in all kinds of contexts. If a couple of characters have been introduced with a ‘main mix’, using this again (when they reappear) would make thematic sense. However, if this second scene is dialog-heavy, running the main mix, complete with top line, might sound too cluttered. Underscores can be useful in other contexts too. Sometimes an editor might love everything except the brass; in fact, she might dislike the brass so much that she’d prefer to use a different track altogether because of it. Knowing that…

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