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Computer Music November 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

“We’ll take you through the iconic sonics of old-school gear” To call the digital era we live in ‘revolutionary’ is quite the understatement. Only decades ago, professional music was made exclusively in high-end studios crammed full of expensive music-making gear, but these restrictions are now but a distant memory – all the electronic instruments and processors that shaped music through the years can now be had in software form for a fraction of the original cost. And what’s even more exciting is the fact that we can go beyond nostalgia and marry those retro sonics with the sounds of the future! But to keep music moving forward, you need a solid understanding of what came before, which is why this issue’s cover feature (p20) is half history lesson, half technique. From tape…

1 min
how to use cm

We’ve got a new system for downloading files. Whenever you see this icon, you can grab the files on your PC or Mac by going to filesilo.co.uk/computermusic. Tutorials featuring this icon make use of our own Plugins – find out all about them on p107. This icon means there are extra files to help you follow a tutorial feature: project files, audio examples, etc. There’s extra video content wherever you see this icon. www.computermusic.co.uk computermusic@futurenet.com www.facebook.com/computer.music.mag www.twitter.com/computermusicuk www.youtube.com/computermusicmag…

1 min
your filesilo downloads

Plugins Download Inferno CM, plus the rest of our CM Plugins collection Tutorial Videos See and hear exactly how it’s done with our expert video guides Samples Download this month’s exclusive packs and power up your tunes 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…

1 min

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 Musicpage (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!…

1 min
vintage effects

Read the full article on p20 1 Emulating the Roland Space Echo with Outer Space 2 Classic digital delay with PSP-42 3 Recreating a vintage mechanical reverb 4 Creating 1980s gated reverb effects 5 Mimicking hardware tape flanging 6 Exploring the Eventide Ultra-Harmonizer INFERNO CM How to use this month’s free analogue-modelled preamp plugin from Shattered Glass Audio Read the full article on p58 RAVE SOUND DESIGN The nostalgic sounds of 90s dance recreated using cutting-edge softsynths and samplers Read the full article on p60 1 Make a Dominator-style hoover with ReDominator 3 Emulating a rave piano with TAL-Sampler SAMPLE SUBSCRIPTIONS HEAD-TO-HEAD See us put Loopcloud, Splice and Noiiz through their paces in our hands-on video tutorials Read the full article on p66 1 Replacing stock drums using Splice Sounds 2 Cloud-based sample playback with Noiiz 3 Exploring Loopcloud’s browsing features 4 Using Loopcloud for sound design cm/experts Our resident music production gurus…

7 min
native instruments extravaganza

A new version of Komplete – Native Instruments’ all-encompassing software bundle – means updates to core NI titles, giving plenty for ’s eager newshounds to chew on. But our news sensors weren’t quite prepared for the insane overload of all the other stuff Native announced alongside Komplete 12. Here it comes… Komplete 12 NI’s big, beautiful bundle now comes in four sizes: Komplete 12 (£479), Select (£159), Ultimate (£959), and the new Ultimate Collector’s Edition (£1279), which includes 30 extra Expansions. Standard additions include Kontakt 6 (super sampler), TRK-01 (kick ’n’ bass engine), Session Guitarist – Electric Sunburst (virtual riffing Stratocaster), Expansions (“for the first time ever”), and last but not least… Massive X Following months of rumours, Massive X turns out to be a real thing after all. It’s a sequel to the…