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UVI: Shade

UVI are well known for their instruments but also do great effects too, and their latest EQ might well, wait for it, put others in the shade

5 mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

KRUST: Moving in cycles

Along with Roni Size, Krust was at the forefront of jungle in the 90s, helping to launch the genre and one of its most legendary labels, Full Cycle Records. After taking a seven-year break from music production, he is back with The Edge Of Everything, his first album in 14 years, an extraordinary cinematic production that came together with the best of old and new technology…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

JEFF RUSSO

Jeff Russo is one of the world’s leading film and TV composers, currently on a mission to boldly produce exceptional soundtracks for both Star Treks Discovery and Picard. For these critically-acclaimed soundtracks, he even had his own custom-built sample library co-developed with Orchestral Tools (now available for us all to use) complete with a Klingon Choir…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

CM diary

In part two of his exploration of the human side of computer music-making, Ashley talks about how to keep social – outside of your usual beat-making bubble

3 mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

Using repetition and variation

Dave Clews talks us through how to use repetition in a way that even your harshest critics won’t detect as anything more than ‘catchy’

6 mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

The Sequencer, pt 1

Scot takes us through the history and development of another synth staple and advises how to use it in a modular setting

6 mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

Arturia: V Collection 8

The move to improve, enhance, add to and tweak already impressive software bundles continues apace with this latest package from Arturia

10+ mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

A touch of chaos

The experts from Audiotent bring extra dimensions to your synth sounds by exploring chaos generation, random LFOs and velocity

5 mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

15 questions with… SOPHIA LOIZOU

The composer and academic produces intense electronica “inviting us to see the Earth through the eyes of others”…

6 mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

Recording Masterclass

Recording external instruments or an entire band into your computer can seem a daunting prospect if you’ve never done it before, but with today’s tools – and advice from the following pages – it’s surprisingly easy to get great results. Welcome to the Recording Masterclass!

10+ mins read
Computer Music
March 2021

cm/the 6 best… Lo-fi Plugins

Get the vibe and nostalgia behind lo-fi hip-hop, or just add some crust to purely digital projects with these six devices

2 mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

Valhalla DSP PC MAC Supermassive £Free

Every now and then a freebie comes along that needs special mention, and this reverb/delay is one such example

4 mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

Steinberg Cubase 11 £499 PC MAC

Cubase updates typically combine new features, expanded content and tweaks. Does v11 of this flagship DAW do enough to tempt us? Let’s see…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

cm Producer Masterclass PHILTH

Philth – aka London DnB polymath Phil Robinson – takes us into the dark world of techstep, via his personal studio, with this in-depth tutorial and track breakdown

10+ mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

Accusonus ERA 5 Bundle Pro $39/month, $299.88/year, $999 forever PC MAC

When you’re fixing up compromised audio you want a toolset that’s quick and reliable. This updated package could well be the answer

4 mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

CLAUDE VONSTROKE

The California-based dance powerhouse and Dirtybird label boss shares a wealth of business, gear and life advice – including his patented (or should be) “find the f*** you moment” songwriting approach. We’ll let him explain…

9 mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

15 questions with… KELLY LEE OWENS

The producer behind acclaimed album Inner Song talks sonic warmth, love/hate MIDI relationships and calming the heck down with our gear obsessions

5 mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

cm/diary

Musicianship is more than just gear (we were shocked too!). For a new column, we asked one of our favourite new musicians to talk the human side of computer music

2 mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

> Free software PC MAC SYNTRONIK OXa

The full version of IK Multimedia’s Oberheim OB-X emulation is yours for free with this issue, so you might as well jump onboard

10 mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

15 Questions With… Mild Minds

Benjamin David’s new LP? As the kids now say: “mood.” It’s also called MOOD. And it all started with eJay and a dream…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
February 2021

cm/ the 6 best… Controller keyboards

The best keyboards of all shapes and sizes that we’ve recently reviewed in Computer Music

2 mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

ROISIN MURPHY

The former Moloko songstress – whose “dicking around in the studio” translated to a slew of international chart-topping hits – has music flowing through her DNA…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

Presonus Atom SQ £225 PC MAC

Atom is a stylish device with deep control for Studio One and Ableton Live, but should it push aside other controllers on your desktop?

4 mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

Wavesfactory Echo Cat £78 PC MAC

If you’re after classic echo sounds then a tape delay is a must. Let’s see what this cat has to offer…

4 mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

Take it to 11. Ableton's history in 10 reviews

It’s time for Ableton Live 11 so it seems somewhat appropriate to look back at what we said about each of the previous ten Live releases…

2 mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK

OMD were one of the first bands to take the sound of the synth and create perfect pop songs with it. Here, founding member Paul Humphreys looks back over four decades of musical innovation: “We started out making computer music, just without computers!”

10 mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

15 questions with… SONNY

Sonny is an Australian producer, although he is stirring up the Danish house music scene en route to Sweden! Oh, and he doesn’t like using VST for sounds and who can blame him with that gear? (Well, us actually)

6 mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

Ableton Live 11 The Ultimate Guide

Ableton have just announced Live 11! We’ve had exclusive access to the beta release for some time now to bring you all the inside detail…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
January 2021

Artistry Audio Origin X $299 PC MAC

To get your creative muse going, it’s good to have some new sounds to play with, and this debut from Artistry Audio comes packed with them

5 mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

Zplane deCoda £49 PC MAC

Ever wanted a quick way to decipher a track’s musical components? We may have the answer…

4 mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

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