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Computer Music October 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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We all have creative peaks and troughs in the studio. One day, you’ll be itching to compose something new; but other times you’ll sit staring at the screen, daunted at the prospect of having to generate ideas out of thin air. That’s why, when the latter situation occurs, my all-time favourite technique for reigniting that creative spark is to – yep, you guessed it – tackle a remix! “Refine your musical vision as an artist…” Reworking someone else’s track into something different is a surefire inspiration generator, and it’s obvious why: not only do you start with plenty of material to use as a jumping-off point, but you’ll also have the opportunity to develop and refine your musical vision as an artist, and give an existing idea your own sonic stamp. Plus,…

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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. PLUGIN LITOTE CM This granular effect from Inear Display is free for readers of this issue! Find out how it works and watch the video over on p54 SAMPLE PACKS 1753 FREE SAMPLES Get our Impact Factory sample pack, our Remix Toolkit bonus collection, and a serving of the best Loopmasters content from recent weeks, p104 PLUGIN COLLECTION CM Plugins 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…

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THE ART OF REMIXING Learn the technical, tactical and creative strategies needed for putting your own spin any track Read the full article on p22 1 Warping track parts to fit a new tempo 2 How to organise remix stems 3 Creative stockpiling to enhance your workflow 4 Building a remixing instrument 5 Creating an ambient backdrop from stems 6 Designing bespoke drums when remixing 7 Embellishing with new sounds & instrumentation 8 Taking a remix further 9 Six bootlegging tactics for chopping up a track 10 Rhythmically slicing a loop when remixing 11 Isolating an acappella using phase cancellation 12 Extracting a beat from a track using modern tools 13 Polyphonic dissection with Celemony Melodyne 4 14 Reworking beats with Accusonus Regroover Pro cm Producer Masterclass FOUNDATION X RUDE JUDE Join Sticky, Scott Garcia and the French piano wizz in the studio as they deconstruct their collab Epic…

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ik multimedia syntronik

Vintage synth emulations are nothing new – but how about 38 synths in one? That’s the deal with Syntronik, which IK Multimedia say “raises the bar in sound quality and flexibility.” The package comprises 17 instruments, each based on one or more classic synths, with its interface resembling the emulated gear. For example, Minimod apes the Minimoog Model D, Modular Moog and Moog Voyager. Other virtualised goodies include the Oberheim OB-X/OB-Xa; Roland Jupiters, JXs and Juno-60; Sequential Circuits Prophets; Yamaha CS-80, GX-1 and CS-01 II; ARP 2600; Roland TB-303; PPG Wave 2.3; Oberheim SEM; and a whole bunch of further Moog classics, including Taurus pedals, Polymoog, Opus 3, Rogue and Prodigy. String Box emulates string machines from ARP, Elka, Hohner and Roland. There are even recreations of Yamaha’s epic SY99 digital…

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SynthScaper iMusicAlbum’s SynthScaper isn’t quite the ‘regular’ iOS synth that it appears to be. It’s an experimental, sample-based tool for creating a range of ambient soundscapes, from melodic tones to not-so-musical noises. It gives you plenty of flexibility in the way that MIDI controller keyboards are assigned and used to control the sound. Audiobus and Inter-App Audio are both supported, and the price is £9.99/$9.99. motion-soundscape.blogspot.co.uk Ravenscroft 275 We’re seeing plenty of high-spec emulations of acoustic instruments come to iOS, a case in point being UVI’s new Ravenscroft 275 Grand Piano. An emulation of the titanium instrument of the same name, it offers many of the features we’re used to seeing in desktop plugins (like sympathetic resonance and sustain pedal modelling). AU v3 support joins the Inter-App Audio and Audiobus compatibility. It’s £35/$36.…

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“My approach to designing synths is a scientific one” Tone2 Markus Krause CM Tell us how Tone2 got started. Who’s in the company, and what’s your philosophy behind plugin development? MK “I started programming trackers for DOS in the early 90s. There wasn’t a lot of software available for soundcards in those days. In the early 2000s, I developed the synth engines of several well known VSTs for reFX (Vangard/Slayer/JunoX and more). In 2005 I decided to go my own way and founded Tone2. “Our team consists of Markus (programming), Troels (support), Anna (office) and a larger group of sound designers and beta testers. We build synths that we also use in our own productions. I usually do not seek inspiration from existing synths or copy other people’s ideas – instead, I try to create…