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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Sound Particles: The sky is not the limit… • Recently releasing the world’s first spatial audio synthesiser – SkyDust 3D – Sound Particles are catering for both Hollywood’s soundtracking juggernauts and creative musicians looking to get more explorative with spatial sound design…
TECHNO • The lifeblood of electronic music and a genre that’s still omnipresent today, the intense energy of techno holds a hypnotic allure. Over the next few pages, we dig deep into the workings of this essential genre, and show you how to craft club-ready future techno classics
APASHE • Blending the world of classical music with a hard-hitting, electronic ethos, Apashe is operating within a uniquely epic sonic universe. With his latest album Antagonist solidifying this alchemic approach alongside the 69-piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, we caught up with him to learn more about the scope of his ambitions…
#32 Modern tape strings • When you want a hint of vintage, but you’re keeping things contemporary, our very own ZebraCM has all the tools to wow… and flutter!
#12 Short delays • Sometimes we want to add tight space to sounds, and this technique provides an excellent alternative to reverb
Creative SIDECHAINING • Sidestep modulation and automation, and give your sounds a fresh jolt by making one jump to the beat of another
Universal Audio Electra 88 $299 or subscription • Far more than just an electric piano plugin, Electra 88 delivers some of the richest classic tones ever to be emitted from Andy Jones’ hard drive
Musik Hack Master Plan $175 • Adopting a one-stop shop solution for mastering, Musik Hack present their new cunning Master Plan. Did the results impress Dave Gale?
Sound Dust Plankton Drummer £60 • Sound Dust’s new Kontakt instrument blurs the waves between percussion and harmony. But is it sea-worthy? Cap’n Dave Gale sets sail
BLEASS Voices $69 • BLEASS’s latest allows you the ability to create exciting and complex harmonies with ease. Stuart Adams channels his inner choir master
GForce Software M-Tron Pro IV £149.99 • With an update to an established icon, GForce make the case for the tape-based arts (albeit in software form). Dave Gale scrubs in
Audio Imperia Dolce $499 • Audio Imperia bring us a package of chamber-sized strings, inspired by a golden Hollywood age. Who said romance is dead, asks Dave Gale?
JMG Sound Bitpunk €79 • Bitpunk offers the means to craft crunchy bit reduction, or glitched-out sonic destruction. Our resident hellraiser Rex Johnson gets brutal…
Cherry Audio Octave Cat $69 • Emulating a key ’70s synth scene disruptor, Cherry Audio’s new creation adopts feline tendencies. Dave Gale takes a prowl…
Solid State Logic Blitzer £96 • SSL’s latest plugin delivers a variety of classic compressor colours, but can it match dedicated emulations? Jon Musgrave finds out…
BABY AUDIO BEAT SLAMMER • Everyone loves slamming beats and this month’s giveaway is the perfect tool for adding instant weight to the energy of your track
Techno and Horror • This month we’re boosting our techno trip and giving ourselves the creeps with our exclusive horror-themed pack! Download...