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Music Tech Magazine

Music Tech Magazine

February 2020

Music Tech is the world's most practical music recording and production magazine. Every issue is packed with hands-on features written by professional producers and engineers, software walkthroughs for all the key packages, Ten Minute Master guides to technologies and techniques, and the very latest product software news and reviews.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bandlab UK Limited
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1 min.
the musictech experts

MATTHEW MANN Matthew has been making music since the age of 5, he recieved a masters in music production from Berklee College of Music in 2010. A pro Studio One user, he took on the editorship of StudioOne. Experts and also runs the StudioOne. London Instagram account. DAVE GALE Dave 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 HOLMES Alex 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. MARTIN DELANEY Martin was one of the first UK Ableton-Certified Trainers.…

2 min.
knowledge is power…

Here we are, at the dawn of a brand-new, fresh decade, bursting with musical ideas and ready to take on the world. But when it comes to it, trying to generate success for your music can be a daunting, complicated and stressful endeavour. Fortunately, you’re not alone. One of our core values here at MusicTech is communication with the wider industry, and bringing a range of voices to our pages. There really are no better people to learn from than those who have built successful careers making or producing music. In our cover feature this month, we’ve compiled the very best advice from the numerous people we’ve spoken to this year, divided into specific categories that spans the entire music making process right through to career development. We hope this…

1 min.
music tech magazine

BANDLAB UK LIMITED Suite 7, Riverside Court Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3DZ Tel +44 (0)1225 461932 EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITOR Andy Price ART EDITOR John Thackray FEATURES EDITOR Will Betts PRODUCTION EDITOR Tom Phipps MULTIMEDIA EDITOR Alex Holmes STAFF WRITER Sam Willings Have a story? Email us at editors@musictech.net SALES BUSINESS DEV. MANAGER Di Marsh di.marsh@musictech.net PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS PUBLISHING PRODUCTION MANAGER Craig Broadbridge PRINT William Gibbons & Sons Ltd DISTRIBUTION Marketforce (UK) Ltd BANDLAB TECHNOLOGIES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Meng Ru Kuok CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Ivan Chen UK COUNTRY DIRECTOR, & HEAD OF STRATEGY & PARTNERSHIPS (EMEA) Holly Bishop AVP, WEB TECHNOLOGIES Laurent Le Graverend AVP, COMMS & PARTNERSHIPS Lauren Hendry Parsons SENIOR MANAGER, BRAND STRATEGY Krystle Hall MANAGER, CONTENT STRATEGY Iliyas Ong…

2 min.
dvd on your dvd…

MT DVD203 3.7GB PC&MAC Techno loops and presets for Serum, Massive X & Live The techno masters at Mind Flux have provided a bundle of high quality loops and presets for your favourite synths. First up, there are deep and dark bass, synth, drum and texture loops taken from Dark Warehouse Techno 2 and Stratosphere Melodic Techno. Next you’ll find a mix of carefully crafted chord, lead, pad, pluck, bass and drum sounds from Massive X Techno Presets, Serum House Presets, and Serum Techno Presets 2. Finally, to accompany the mini review, there are warm and fat analogue multisamples formatted for Ableton’s Simpler. Size 57 MB Format 24bit/44.1kHz WAV, Serum, Massive X, Ableton Live www.mind-flux.com VIDEO FEATURE/20MINS Mastering Walkthrough Mastering Engineer and plug-in guru Tom Frampton from Mastering the Mix takes an in-depth look at mastering…

1 min.
video tutorials

VIDEO FEATURE/50MINS Hannah V Track Breakdown & Modular Synth DJ Techniques Producer Hannah V breaks down her track No, featuring Pepper Rose. There’s a focus on building the musical and layered vocal elements in Logic Pro, adding instrument parts and pads, plus beats using NI Maschine. There’s also a walkthrough by David Harrow of his Ableton Live and modular synth setup, followed by a 20 minute performance of dub-laden techno and beats. Size 762 MB Format MP4 pointblanklondon.com VIDEO FEATURE/27MINS Vintage Hip Hop, Jump Up Basslines, Top 5 Brass Samples, Super VHS Loop+ and Plugin Boutique are back with more videos. First up, we have two tutorials from producer Tim Cant that look at how to get a vintage hip hop sound, and how to get a full sounding jump up DnB bassline. Next we have Joshua Casper…

1 min.
software

DEMO Cableguys ShaperBox 2 Windows, Mac OSX A flexible, 5-in-1 effects plug-in that includes VolumeShaper6, FilterShaper Core 2, TimeShaper 2, PanShaper 3 and WidthShaper 2. New features include improved DSP, smoother graphics, faster editing, envelope followers, and punchy visual compression in VolumeShaper 6. www.cableguys.com DEMO AudioThing Frostbite 2 Windows, Mac OSX A unique spectral freeze multi-effect plug-in with Spectral, Reverb and Convolution freeze modes, a Ring Modulator and a Feedback module, and LFO to modulate parameters. www.audiothing.net DEMO Modartt Organteq Windows, Mac OSX Organteq is an advanced, physically modelled virtual organ instrument that reproduces the complex flue and reed pipes physics. Organteq has a tiny footprint compared to large sample libraries, and offers over a thousand pipes. www.modartt.com FULL MVs Plugins MIDI Choir Windows, Mac OSX A free plug-in for turning a single-pitched audio source into a rich, layered harmony…