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Computer Music April 2018

Computer Music's goal is to help its readers create great music with a PC or Mac. Each month find easy-to-follow tutorials for all sorts of music software, unbiased reviews of the latest products and answers to technical questions. Our Zinio edition does not include the DVD but it DOES INCLUDE the full software, samples and tutorial files to download. Full details inside. Download does not include Producer Masterclass in-studio video. This digital edition is not printable.

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Mixing is a tricky skill to grasp. No matter how many EQ and compression tutorials you absorb, you still have to find your own way to balance tone, dynamics, stereo width and space using your favourite plugins, and make it all come together with style. Heck, pro mixing engineers spend years – no, decades – learning how to craft mixes that not only compete with the best commercial tracks on a functional level, but also give a song the personality it needs to connect emotionally with the listener. “You have to find your own way to balance tone, dynamics, stereo width and space” That’s why, to help push you past generic advice and arm you with some unique mixing tricks, we’ve put together our Ultimate Mixdowns guide, starting from p22. Discover how…

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your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download IK’s Black 76 and the rest of our mammoth plugin collection Samples Get instant homemade Foley samples in this month’s exquisitely-honed pack Tutorial Videos See and hear exactly how it’s done with our expert video guides Tutorial Files Follow along in your DAW with WAVs, project files, MIDI clips and more Log in at www.filesilo.co.uk/computermusic Register this issue for instant access to our plugins, samples, videos and files on your desktop computer Free for digital readers, too! Read on your tablet, download on your computer…

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Secure and safe online access, from anywhere Free access for every reader – print and digital Download only the files you want, when you want All the downloads from all your issues, in one place Get started 01 Register your FileSilo account and log in. Even if you have a subscriber ID, you’ll still have to unlock each mag separately or migrate your old Vault account (see step 3). 02 Head back to the Computer Music page (filesilo.co.uk/computermusic) and choose an issue to unlock. You’ll need to answer one question to prove you’ve purchased the issue. 03 You can migrate your old Vault account over to FileSilo to retain the issues you’ve added – head to filesilo.co.uk/vault and enter your Vault email address. Reset your password via the email you receive, and log in!…

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cm / video

ULTIMATE MIXDOWNS Learn state-of-the-art mixing tricks and techniques to make your tracks compete Read the full article on p22 Sidechain the sidechain 4 Customising distortion with EQ 5 DIY Parallel EQ 7 Mix-sweetening tricks for custom ear candy BONUS Push-and-pull pumping compression BONUS How to widen bass the right way cm Producer Masterclass GORGON CITY Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott open their studio doors and take you through the creation of their banger Imagination Note: this video is only available using the link on page 45 Read the full article on p44 BLACK 76 Get your vintage flair going and find out how to use this issue’s 1176-aping compressor giveaway Read the full article on p54 LOOPMASTERS SAMPLES Watch this issue’s sample pack giveaways in action as we use them to build a techno track Read the full article on p104 Producing raw techno with Loopmasters samples TRACKTION 6 The freeware…

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apple logic pro x 10.4

Although we live in the virtual age, you really can’t beat getting physical with the latest and greatest music tech gear, or coming face to face with its makers in meatspace. And that’s exactly what we do each January, at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Fresh back from the event, the jetlagproof team bring the highlights to you in this month’s News . Apple weren’t actually a visible part of NAMM this year, but Logic Pro X 10.4 was still the software talk of Anaheim town. More than your average DAW point update, Apple tout a colossal 2000+ features added and bugs crushed. Smart Tempo uses tempo detection to “automatically combine content together”, no matter the original tempi. If you’re click-shy – or know someone who is – you can…

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app watch

Audiofusion could be very useful if you’re a live musician. It’s designed to enable cost-effective wireless in-ear monitoring in conjunction with a laptop on the mixer , so you just need to keep your phone in your pocket and plug in headphones. The sound engineer can set up separate mixes for each performer, but individuals can also make adjustments themselves from the app. The system hasn’t been released yet, but you can sign up for updates online. www.audiofusionsystems.com Auxy has won legions of fans thanks to its elegant, no-fuss sequencing workflow, and version 5 brings some significant changes. There’s a new drum instrument that enables you to build your own kits, and you also have more control over individual sounds. Arguably the bigger change is in the pricing structure. You can still download Auxy…