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Future Music

July 2020

Future Music delivers the technique and technology behind the hits. Packed with inspiration for today’s modern musician there’s reviews of hot new gear, tons of tutorials to help you get the most out of your hardware and software, and exclusive In The Studio features where the stars take apart their tracks. Our Zinio edition does not include the DVD but DOES INCLUDE the full samples and tutorial files to download. Full details inside. Download does not include In The Studio With video. This digital edition is not printable.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
sample platter

This is the second issue of Future Music we’ve made under lockdown conditions, and this month we thought we’d take the opportunity to do something a little different. With musicians and producers the world over confined to their homes (and, in many cases, home studios), we figured it could be the perfect time to throw down the gauntlet with our Sample Challenge. The concept behind the challenge is simple – we gave a selection of artists from across a range of electronic genres the same, very basic sample pack, plus a few restrictions, and challenged them to make us a track. As we suspected would happen, the results were great, inspiring real creativity and unique sound design ideas. In this month’s cover feature, and the accompanying videos at filesilo.co.uk, you can watch…

1 min.
in the archive – updated!

AMBIENT SOUNDS PT.1 ’90s Ambient (562 samples) Ambient Dawn (490 samples) AMBIENT SOUNDS PT.2 Majestic Bells & Mallets (444 samples) Spring Reverb & Tape Delay (533 samples) ATMOSPHERES & BACKGROUNDS Atmospheric Beds (369 samples) Noise, Crackle & Hiss (512 samples) Sounds of the City (371 samples) CLASSIC SYNTHS PT.1 Analogue Polys (625 samples) SH Collection (500 samples) CLASSIC SYNTHS PT.2 Analogue Poly Chord Hits (342 samples) Classic Synths: ’80s, ’90s, ’00s (678 samples) Hardware Arps (511 samples) CREATIVE DRUMS Cyborg Beats (514 samples) Lo-Fi Sampling (555 samples) Obscure Drum Machines (517 samples) Overloaded Beats (889 samples) ESSENTIAL DRUMS 808 and 909 (39 samples) Ultimate Cymbals (503 samples) Ultimate Kick Bundle (505 samples) Ultimate Snares & Claps (676 samples) Vintage Drum Machine Hits (548 samples) FX & TRANSITIONS PT.1 Filter Fun (496 samples) Gates ‘N’ Sidechains (287 samples) Total Transitions (260 samples) FX & TRANSITIONS PT.2 Destroyed synths…

1 min.
new for 2020!

AMBIENCE EXTRAS Ambient Orchestral (246 samples) Ambient Piano (469 samples) Sound From The Ether (492 samples) BASS BUNDLE Amped-Up Bass (234 samples) Sub-Frequency Grooves (256 samples) FOUND FAVOURITES Mechanical Sounds (390 samples) Out There FX (500 samples) Studio Noise (234 samples) The Edge Of Noise (512 samples) The Sound Of Water (375 samples) FUTURE DRUMS Beyond Breakbeats (186 samples) Digital Percussion (502 samples) Electro FX (321 samples) Granular Drums (499 samples) MORE BEATS ‘80s Pop Drums (197 samples) Dub Percussion 2 (537 samples) Jazz Drums (499 samples) Total Snares (501 samples) SYNTHS & MORE Chord Stabs (136 samples) Clone Wars (523 samples) Percussive Leads (289 samples) VHS Synths (207 samples)…

2 min.
moog finally unleash the subharmonicon

Moog’s Subharmonicon synth has existed in limited numbers for a couple of years. This compact, semi-modular originated as a DIY build project for VIP Engineers at Moog’s 2018 Moogfest event but now, much like the DFAM before it, it’s been repurposed for the mass market and is available to buy in fully pre-built form. The Subharmonicon is the most leftfield and esoteric of Moog’s recent semi-modulars, with an emphasis on polyrhythmic sequencing and sub-harmonic tone generation. Sound creation is handled by two analogue VCOs linked with four subharmonic oscillators. The relationship between these subharmonic generators and the main oscillators can be set in a variety of different ways, offering quantised intervals for chord generation, an Equal Temperament setting for creating Just Intonation intervals – ie whole number ratios of the root…

2 min.
logic pro x 10.5 adds a new sampler, step sequencer and ableton-style clip launching

In what’s being described as “the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X”, Apple has unveiled version 10.5 of its flagship DAW. This adds Ableton Live-style clip launching in the form of Live Loops, Remix FX, two new samplers and several tools that are designed for beat creation. Live Loops/Remix FX The Live Loops functionality was accidentally revealed by Apple back in March, but now it’s official. Promising to let you create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways, it lets you organise loops, samples and recordings on a musical grid, from where you can perform and capture arrangement ideas that can then be viewed and edited on the timeline. Remix FX, meanwhile, can be used in combo with Live Loops and can be performed in real-time over individual…

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the make noise 0-ctrl could be the perfect device for all your cv sequencing needs

Make Noise have premiered their latest hardware controller, the 0-CTRL. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because this latest gadget is designed as the ideal partner to the company’s excellent 0-Coast semi-modular. The 0-CTRL is a patchable, clockable controller and step sequencer for voltage-controlled synthesiser systems. The tabletop device is fully Eurorack compatible, so it will be right at home patching up to your modular systems and semi-modular synthesisers. The controller allows you to sequence the pitch, strength, and time of your synthesiser voice on a per-step basis, and can sync with other hardware via clock in, or clock other machines with the clock and/or gate outs. Following on a similar design path laid as the company’s Pressure Points and René modules, the 0-CTRL also features Pressure and Touch Gate…