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Computer Music Autumn 2017

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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“It’s how the pros find their signature sounds” Although it’s entirely possible to create entire tracks using ready-rolled loops, premade samples and presets created by others, there’s something extra-satisfying about producing with sounds you’ve designed yourself. By building a synth patch, kick drum or processing chain from the ground up, the element in question will slot straight into a mix, as you can customise every aspect to your taste. It’s how the pros find their signature sounds – and you can do the same with this jam-packed special issue! All of this month’s features lift the lid on inspiring sound design techniques tailored to help you create better music that’s unique to your style. After delving deep into Rhythmic Synthesis (p22) and Spaced-Out Sound Design (p36), we’ll hit record and build a…

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Unlock an issue Log into FileSilo on your PC or Mac, then just click an issue and answer a question – you’ll have to reference the magazine to get the answer. Import older mags FileSilo will replace our old Vault system, and you’ll soon be able to migrate your added mags from one account to the other. FREE PLUGIN FREMO HoRNet’s FreMo is a power-packed ring modulation and frequency modulation plugin, yours for free with this issue, p60 SAMPLE PACKS 1950 FREE SAMPLES This month’s dripping with free samples – Deep Chords and Stabs, Remix Toolkit Pt 2, Chilled-Out Electronica Pt 1, and loads from Loopmasters, p104 PLUGIN COLLECTION CM Plugi s Our exclusive collection of free plugins for Mac and PC. Check ‘em out on pcm107 TUTORIAL VIDEO Tutorial videos High-quality videos to guide you through our tutorials. Wherever you see the icon on…

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SOUND DESIGN INSPIRATION Technical, tactical and creative strategies to help you craft mix-ready sounds from the ground up Read the full article o p22 1 LFO 101 – understanding modulation basics 2 Draw-your-own modulation basics 5 Meta-modulation – modulating the modulators 6 Acidic saw line with Bazille CM’s sequencer 7 Sequencing groovy noise with rhythmic automation 8 Stepped modulation: breathing life into a sample 9 Instant chiptune arp chords with miniBit CM 10 Sequenced randomisation in Bitwig 17 Wacky sound design with convolution processing 21 Bespoke beats with the ‘bounce as you go’ method 22 Sequencer-driven bass grooves 23 Crafting a soaring synth sweep with Dune CM 24 Timbral timestretching with Serato Sample 25 Synthesising from scratch in an arrangement cm Producer Masterclass SECRET CINEMA In this in-studio video, Jeroen Verheij shows us how he put together his track Ex-Drummer in Bitwig Studio 2 Note: this video is only available…

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native instruments maschine mk3 & komplete kontrol mk2

“The controllers also integrate with Logic, Live and GarageBand, offering tight interaction with each DAW’s mixer section” KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 Like the originals, the Mk2 S Series controllers are designed for tight integration with NI’s Komplete instruments and effects, along with the growing list of NKS-compatible plugins. This workflow is facilitated by two hi-res colour screens, which make interacting with the Komplete Kontrol software browser far more visually engaging. A four-direction push encoder and several multipurpose buttons have been added, too, which – coupled with the existing touch-sensitive rotaries – allow for considerably deeper parameter control without the need to rely on a computer screen. It’s not all about Komplete, though: the controllers also integrate with Logic, Live and GarageBand (with more DAWs to follow), offering tight interaction with each’s mixer section. The…

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toontrack superior drummer 3

Virtual drum kits provide the backbone for countless bedroom projects and big-budget productions alike. Now, one of the key players in the virtual drum world, Toontrack, have rolled out Superior Drummer 3, a huge overhaul of their flagship product. Toontrack enlisted legendary engineer George Massenburg (who, incidentally, invented the parametric equaliser) to capture the raw drum samples constituting SD3’s core library. The recording location, Galaxy Studios in Belgium, is also of the best-of-the-best variety: “probably the world’s most quiet and ideal location for sampling.” So, about that library. It weighs in at a drive-shattering 230GB, featuring not just close mics and ambience/overhead setups but also 11 additional room mics. These give up to 11.1 surround playback – they work in stereo too, of course. There are 6 drum kits (Ayotte, Gretsch, Pearl,…

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Wolfgang Palm has been making synths (both hardware and software) for a long time, so when he says that PPG Infinite is his “dream”, you’ve got to take notice. It goes beyond the wavetable synthesis that Palm pioneered by giving you complete control over a sound’s overtones, and also emulates the sounds made when instruments are played. Sounds from PPG WaveGenerator and WaveMapper can be imported. PPG Infinite is yours for £20/$20. www.wolfgangpalm.com Audio Damage have embraced iOS in a big way. Their Phosphor 2 synth, which was only released on desktop platforms a matter of weeks ago (and reviewed on p86) has already made the jump to mobile. There are plenty of modern twists as well, though, including a powerful modulation routing system and tempo-synced LFOs. You can grab yourself a…