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TONE2 ICARUS 1.6 • Our top-drawer giveaways reach something of a pinnacle this month as we bring a fabulous full-fat freebie from Tone2…
ABLETON LIVE 12 THE HANDS-ON GUIDE • We’ve had access to Live 12 for a while, and now the news of its release is official. Here’s what’s new and our early take!
Musik Hack on refining UI design with Master Plan • Tackling the scourge of over-complex plugin design whilst retaining the ability to mould your track to perfection, Musik Hack’s Master Plan is a most impressive addition to our mastering toolkit. We spoke to co-founder Sam Fischmann about Master Plan and his personal concerns regarding oversampling…
FROM THE CM ARCHIVE CLASSIC SOUND DESIGN • The history of sound design is littered with synth and sampling techniques that could transform your sound.
#34 Make a Clavinet soundalike • Our trusty CM Plugin Suite fave, ZebraCM, is never afraid to show its versatile stripes, but this month, it displays more than a hint of funk…
#01 Make a tech house groove • Get to know the fundamentals of dance music with our new monthly column. This month, let’s begin with a drill down into the genre of tech house
#14 Using inserts vs auxiliaries • Inserts and auxiliaries provide different ways to process audio, and this month, we’ll demonstrate how you can use them
Cherry Audio Harmonia $49 • If you like to get creative with your synthesis, Cherry Audio have a new and exciting design for you. Roland Schmidt gets re-addicted to additive
D16 Drumazon 2 €89 • 16 years after the original came out, version 2 is here. But does Andy Jones really need yet another 909 drum machine emulator?
Spitfire Audio Albion Legacy, Loegria & Iceni £199 each • These three classic libraries have been re-released but can these ancient-themed titles turn up any treasures? Andy Jones gets out his trowel
Ujam UFX Reverb £59/$69 • UFX contains just about every en vogue feature a 2023 reverb needs. Is it the FX for U? Andy Jones needs a little space…
Sampleson SkyWaves $39 • Tired of wading through sample libraries to fulfil your soundtracking needs? Let SkyWaves bring you ashore, says Sonia Tsesarsky
Mixing Night Audio LOLCOMP $149 • Fancy introducing some colour back into your plugin life? This multi faceted processor could be just what you need, says Jon Musgrave
Orchestral Tools Abacus €189 • Dave Gale revisits his school days with this extensively sampled collection of vintage toys and instruments
Brainworx bx_masterdesk PRO $349 • ’Tis said audio mastering is the darkest of arts. If so, posits Stuart Adams, bx_masterdesk PRO is an entire grimoire
IK Multimedia Pianoverse €129.99 each or subscription • IK’s new instrument ecosphere promises to deliver pristine piano sounds. With the assistance of a robot or two… Does it tickle Andy Jones’ ivories?
Industrial and Dream Pop • This month we’re getting edgy with a selection of industrially tinged samples and losing ourselves in the ether with some hypnotic dream pop!
Classic samples Futuristic FX • Conjure up a gleaming vision of tomorrow via this duo of futuristic sample packs, from...