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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Baby Audio BA-1: Evolving everyday softsynth design • Hot on the heels of the launch of its very first, retro-tailored softsynth, we speak to Baby Audio’s Caspar Bock to find out more about why the company has taken the leap into the canyon of synth-craft, and learn all about the awesome BA-1
BITWIG STUDIO 8-TRACK GIVEAWAY • Fancy getting yourself a fully-featured DAW absolutely free? Then read on…
Bitwig 8-Track • 8-Track gives you a free taster of Bitwig Studio’s easy-to-use interface. Let’s look closer…
JOAN • With millions of streams, a blossoming global fanbase and a knack for gleaming pop production, Arkansas duo joan are poised to become a very big thing. We caught up with the pair on the heels of their debut album superglue ’s release to learn more about their home studio working methods and how they’ve cultivated organic fame
WAVETABLE SYNTHESIS • A synth technique used by elites from Tangerine Dream to Skrillex, wavetable synthesis literally adds whole new dimensions of texture and movement to your sound design. But how does it work? Our comprehensive guide is here to help…
#28 Make ’80s stereo synth stabs • Ever wondered how you can make your short and snappy synth sounds even more interesting? It’s all about the stereo
#08 Controlling distortion • Distortion can be great for adding energy to your mix, and in this masterclass, we’re focusing on applying it to specific sounds
Nathan Fake • Having released records on Ninja Tune and Border Community, Nathan Fake has become one of the most respected figures in electronic music. On top of his own work, he’s remixed the likes of Radiohead and Jon Hopkins and gained a great rep for his amazing live shows. And it turns out he reached all this success via Cool Edit Pro (and magazines like this)
Ableton Push 3 €949/€1899 • Ableton’s new Push is a game-changer for music production but does it really mean the end of computer music making as we know it?
Apple Logic Pro for iPad £4.99/$4.99 per month • Apple has finally brought its flagship DAW to the iPad domain. Is this the next logical progression for the computer-based musician?
Bitwig Bitwig Studio 5 €399 • With version 5, Bitwig is redefining what a DAW is. This latest update sees it become a modulating monster of a DAW and instrument
DH Plugins Halo 2 £99 • Halo has become known for its capabilities in the bass music realms. We explore what the latest update has to offer
Caelum Audio Choric £49.99 • Think you’re well-stocked with chorus effects? Think again. Choric could provide you with a whole new galaxy of creative potential
Spitfire Audio Abbey Road Orchestra - High Percussion £399 • Finding the perfect high-pitched bash for your cinematic or orchestral productions requires elbow grease. Spitfire is here to lend a hand
UJAM Beatmaker Circuits £58 • Ever wanted to create classic drum machine and vintage drum grooves but don’t have the know-how? We may have just the thing…
Unusual Percussion • This month, our sample spawners rustled up some percussive sounds that take something of an off-beat...