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.
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The Computer Music 2021 Awards! • This awards ceremony is brought to you in conjunction with Black Friday…
App watch • We report on the latest developments in phone and tablet music making
Get with the educators • A change of format as we catch up with a legend in music tech circles and presenter of your Live Lite videos this issue, Mr Ski Oakenfull …
10 years back • Our monthly shake-of-the-head at our younger selves’ news choices…
Amped Studio gets chordal
Ins & outs
CINTHIE • DJ and producer Cinthie is pretty much living the clichéd life we believe all Berliners do – DJing across the world, producing music in a bespoke studio, and has even worked for Ableton. Not that we’re jealous or anything…
ME ABLETON LIVE 11 LITE • It’s a momentous month for Computer Music as, for the first time ever, we have a free version of Ableton Live. So over the next few pages, we’re bringing you not one, but two tutorials on how to create a track, using this most amazing musical application. So let’s go Live 11 Lite!
TECH ON TOUR WITH TS7 • Producer-DJ TS7 needed some specific solutions to take his computer-based creations into the live arena. writerandmusic technology trainer Martin Delaney had the honour of taking a supporting role, and reports back from the road…
Don’t change anything
Standing out from the crowd
Rigorous rig planning
TS7 on his music • TS7 takes us through some of his most notable releases
ABLETON LIVE 11 LITE TUTORIAL PART 2 • As we’re giving you Ableton Live 11 Lite for free this month, here’s a second, huge starter tutorial to get you up to speed with the software. Ableton Certified Trainer Ski Oakenfull takes you through how to create a complete house track from scratch…
>Use your computer keyboard
#05 Vocals for mood or atmos • Vocals are an instrument like any other. Want to distort or flange it up to create mood? Go ahead! Ashley Thorpe shows you how…
AUDIO EDITING FAVOURITES
#10 Pumping synths • This month’s versatile synth patch resides in enigmatic music or hardcore extremes, in equal measure. Dave Gale gets pumping
GOING 90S AND EDM
Create a great guitar sound: part 3 - the effects • Vibrant, quirkily-named effects pedals of varying shapes and sizes are the guitarist’s most treasured playthings. But, the right software selections can not only reproduce such pedal-based effects with aplomb, but exceed what a humble foot pedal is capable of
Guitar effects plugins • Effects in the box, that’ll knock off your socks
Arturia MiniFuse 1 & 2 £89/£129 • If you’re in need of a sturdy and compact audio interface, Arturia might have a firecracker or two for you. Stand back and light the fuses
Apple Logic Pro 10.7 £174.99 • Apple’s point updates have become almost as dramatic as many developer’s full updates, but is 10.7 worth possible macOS update hassle?
It’s not just Dolby you know
Kilohearts Convolver €39 • Kilohearts’ latest lean, mean plugin may seem like just another convolved reverb processor, but reverbs are just the start…
Baby Audio Taip $69 • Want a fresh approach to analogue tape emulation? Baby Audio’s Taip could be the highly creative tool that you’re looking for
Cableguys NoiseShaper $60 •...