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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Free SHLD MIDI chord cm pack • Ludovic Drolez’ royalty-free MIDI chords and progressions packs have been widely acclaimed, and – exclusively – he’s given us an enhanced version with more than 140 chord progressions for each key
Digit Music: building an inclusive future • Launching the innovative Cmpsr earlier this year, Digit Music are focused on creating an inclusive model of music production that allows those with physical restrictions to find their way into the joy of musical expression. We wanted to learn more…
15 questions with… Keir • Demonstrating astonishing vocal prowess across a salvo of infectious singles, chart-eyed singer Keir is set to be showing up on tastemakers’ radars imminently. We spoke to the southwest-England-hailing powerhouse, alongside his writing partner and producer George Glew to learn about the long process of making his debut album
MAKE BETTER BEATS • This month, we’re going big on beats, the rhythmic backbone of your music, and the element that sets genres apart and gets feet tapping. Over the following 20 pages, we’ll tackle both programming and mixing better beats, with tips for better acoustic and electronic drums (and all without a human drummer in sight)
JESSY LANZA • The Canadian producer adding a strange, techno twist to neo soul
#31 10th bass with overdrive • Sometimes you want a bass sound that not only occupies the bottom end, but provides some major harmony. We’ve got both for the price of 1!
#11 Parallel compression • Like the sound your compressor adds but want to retain some of the original signal’s sound? This technique could be for you
BEATIE WOLFE • Innovative artist, composer and ‘musical weirdo and visionary’ (as described by Vice), Beatie Wolfe has trodden an entirely singular path; from her captivating catalogue of songs, to the multidisciplinary artistic projects that interrogate the human response to music, to posing challenging questions about the existential threat of climate change. We spoke to Beatie at the tail‑end of her recent imPRINTING installation at London’s Somerset House, to find out more about her latest ventures and the centrality of music to her art and life
Waves StudioVerse £Free • Download mix-ready effects chains made by the stars for free and grab yourself a great plugin while you’re at it. Surely there’s a catch…?
Arturia FX Collection 4 €499 • Yet another (huge) bundle of plugins from Arturia, but does this latest update do the same for effects as V Collection does for instruments?
Pulsar Digital Pulsar 8200 €149 • Classic EQ plugin emulations are plentiful, but this particular design is not so commonplace. Has this ambitious developer hit the mark?
Exonic UK AI Master £79 • While the world asks if it’s time to limit AIs’ exposure to humanity, we ask if it’s time to expose AI to limiters? It’s time to automate (meet) your Master
Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder IV $249 • The unique sound of the Vocoder is synonymous with the future, and thanks to Zynaptiq, the future’s looking particularly orange…
Universal Audio Capitol Mastering Compressor £349 or subscription • UA’s latest native plugin promises the sound of thousands of hit records, as they model a compressor of which only four...