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Lau.ra
“I really should have been here five years ago, producing my own music,” states Laura Bettinson, the 33 year-old Rugby-born artist whose marked successes in the guises of FEMME and as one third of Ultraísta, haven’t stopped her from deviating her foc
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New Bass Samples
After last month’s warped keys, we’ve set our pro sample providers the task of mutating their bass ends. Here’s what Robbie from Cyclick Samples has to say on his new pack… “This collection was created with two basses, a heap of pedals and absolutel
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The 6 Best… Bundles!
Bundles don’t come much bigger or more focussed than V Collection. This beauty contains pretty much every classic keyboard imaginable and is a must for anyone into classic synths. We concluded: “it’s not the cheapest bundle and can certainly be a bit
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Under The Hood
ZENCore is a system that works on both hard and software, modelling analogue and digital synthesisers, and it’s obviously something that Roland thinks of as a big deal, with literally 1000s of instrument sounds and dozens of drum kits available. Soun
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Is Hardware Killing Computer Music?
It’s funny how things change, don’t you think? There was a time when music technology folk used to muse on whether software was going to replace hardware - like how could we ever hope to replace a studio with all its keyboards and racks, with a littl
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Solid State Logic UF8 £1199
Solid State Logic’s large format consoles are found in most high-end mixing and post production facilities the world over, and they’re considered by many to be about the best that money can buy – although you should note that you’ll need an awful lot
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What’s In The ’Box?
DriveShaper is the seventh effect to join the ShaperBox 2 roster. It joins similarly-designed tools for modulating stereo width, pan position, filtering, amplitude and audio playback speed. ShaperBox also features another distortion tool, in the form
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Computer Music
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About Audiotent
Our Production Technique experts are from Audiotent, a team of creative producers and sound designers who provide inspirational tools and education for professional artists worldwide. They focus on both techno and progressive genres, offering presets
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Dave Gale
Dave Gale is an Emmy award-winning media composer, producer and orchestrator, with an enormous passion for synthesisers, in all their forms. His varied composing style embraces everything from full orchestral and hybrid scoring, to fully electronic s
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Soundware Round-up
Always a treat to have another classy bit of kit plundered for its bespoke bleeps. For this round, the Audiotent pitchers have built you a lovely little library captured from the circuitry of the Black Corporation’s Kijimi synth – a sought-after 8-vo
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#10 Synthesising A Walking Bassline
When we think of walking basslines, often the association is with steppy sequenced synth sounds played in low octaves. Mostly this is played in by hand, alternating octaves. We can replicate a similar style using synthesis techniques. During this gui
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Hardware Gone Soft
It’s not often we see a hardware product derived from software. The Maschine+ takes NI’s existing Maschine controllers and software, and merges them into a new device that can operate independently of the computer that used to bind them. The Polyend
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Tone2 Filterbank3
We have a cracking free plugin this issue from German developers Tone2, who also produce some wonderful synths in the form of Gladiator and Warlock (which we review next issue). While this freebie is available as either a 32- or 64-bit plugin for the
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Step By Step
1 Adding your own samples is what brings the Polyend Tracker to life. In fact, because there aren’t any software instruments, you really have to add them, unless you plan to use the demos forever! Use your favourite software to create and edit sample
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Pro Tips
The patch we’ve created can give a perfect low-end for many commercial tracks. The elements, like the bright snappiness up-front, can be fine-tuned to create the perfect balance for your style of production or music. With such an exaggeration of volu
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Pro Tips
A good technique to make your synth patch stereo without the use of FX (chorus, delay, reverb etc) is to pan the oscillators. Choose a different waveform for each oscillator or slightly detune them. Next, pan them left and right until the desired ste
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She’s Got Claws
Propelled by a wide-ranging passion for retro synth-pop, industrial rock and 90s electronica, Hull-based duo She’s Got Claws have been rapidly gaining plaudits and fans, enamoured by the pair’s intense dark sound and glam-recalling aesthetic. From he
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App Watch
The rumour was that the new iPad Pro would have a chip comparable to the latest Macs’ M1 processor, but it turns out that both the 11- and 12.9-inch models are powered by the actual M1. This adds huge potential, and credence to the rumour that Logic
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Analog Vs Digital
As far as Arturia’s software synths go (they also have a range of hardware synths), they’re primarily about emulating vintage hardware products – anything from a Synclavier V, to a Moog Modular, to a Roland Jupiter 8. The Moog Modular V software inst
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10 Years Back
What were you doing back in July 2011? If you were reading 166, you may have been learning how to make chillout, a genre that had already gained a bit of a reputation for naffness, thanks to its use as the soundtrack to endless home makeover shows. M
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Step By Step
1 Press the Project button and refer to the display, then push the enter dial to browse through your projects or to create a new one. Name and save it onto the mini SD that comes installed with the MV-1. Press the Vocal track button and the display s
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MPC Live 2
If you’re more inclined towards the classic Akai way of working, there’s always the MPC Live 2 to consider. This has the same decently sized touch display as the Force, and a very useable array of pads and other controls. It doesn’t use the same oper
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Polyend Tracker
The Polyend Tracker is a hardware manifestation of the classic tracker software concept, which dates back to Amiga computers in the 1980s. Trackers are programs that use a vertically-scrolling list-based method of entering notes and other info (such
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Welcome
We were pretty much forced to do this month’s cover feature, when four new hardware units claiming to be able to ‘make entire tunes’ turned up at the same time. So, can it really be that after all these years of software taking over from hardware, th
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Ins & outs
UK company Focusrite is celebrating the purchase of Dave Smith’s Sequential synth brand. Both parties seem pretty pleased with the new arrangement, with Smith – whose company will continue to operate independently – saying he expects “great things”.
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Step By Step
1 Let’s assume you have a Force project ready – even one of the demos. Open the project and familiarise yourself with the various sections and parts. Decide if you want to play any instrument sounds over the top. You could trigger clips and scenes fr
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Leapwing Audio Al Schmitt £139
Ever since the impressive DynOne made us re-think everything we knew about parallel compression, the Belgium-based Leapwing Audio have kept us well fed with a slew of instant-buys. From the algorithmic, spatial manoeuvring of CenterOne, to the clever
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Morcheeba
Morcheeba return with their tenth studio album this year, although it’s not been the easiest of journeys, by any means (and consequently, really it’s actually their 11th release). Brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey formed the band in the 90s, after meeti
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Classic Dub & Bass
Crikey, we’re going far back in time this month to issue 124, April 2008, where we gave away a huge selection of dub bass samples. What better, we thought, than to present them to you alongside our all-new mutated bass sounds. So here’s what our samp
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