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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

cm Producer Masterclass SOLARDO

Solardo’s blend of big bass and house might be riding the crest of a wave, but for one half of the duo, it’s been a long and sometimes difficult journey. Ahead of dissecting his latest CR2 Records release, we talk tech with Mark Foster, discover how Aphex Twin brought dubstep to the world, and learn why setting trends rather than following them is key. And then he reveals something incredibly spooky…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

cm mini reviews

A rapid-fire round-up of sample libraries, ROMplers and music gear

6 mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

Beatskillz SampleX $69 PC MAC

The sound of low-bit rate sampling is much in vogue. You could get yourself an expensive piece of old hardware to do it… or this

4 mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

15 questions with… SCIFISOL

From pure hardware on stage to plugins in the studios, Christina Broussard has a refreshing attitude we can all learn from…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

15 questions with… HERMITUDE

The Australian duo of El Gusto and Dubs have just taken on the world with the single Spotlight with Daniel Bedingfield. Here they talk two decades of music production, from an Atari ST to LA…

7 mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

14 questions with… TENSNAKE

After being given a classic drum machine, Hamburg-based Marco Niemerski started releasing music under the name Tensnake, including the worldwide hits Coma Cat and Love Sublime with Nile Rogers. Not a bad gift…

6 mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

PreSonus ioStation 24c £258 PC MAC

Fancy an interface and controller for any DAW in one smart box for a bargain price? Time to take the train arriving at this ioStation…

6 mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

The 100 Greatest Mobile Music App

Mobile music making is big business, with iOS and Android devices easily capable of producing as pro-sounding tunes as desktop counterparts. Over the following pages we round up 100 essential apps for all aspects of music production…

10+ mins read
Computer Music
December 2020

The Music Technology Show

Virtual show for music production enthusiasts this October!

2 mins read
Computer Music
November 2020

Roland A-88MKII £879

Finding the right controller keyboard is very personal, but Roland’s latest is both feature-packed and potentially future proof…

5 mins read
Computer Music
November 2020

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