Computer Music April issue (CMU112) on sale now!ON THE DVD
• Nebula3 CM – free and exclusive!
This month’s free software brings the sonic power of all manner of classic and contemporary effects boxes to your PC. Nebula3 CM is a multi-effects plug-in that uses Vectorial Volterra Kerneling Technology (yeah, baby!) to model a huge range of hardware preamps, reverbs, compressors, EQs, filters and more. It’s as easy to use as it is magnificent sounding, and it’s all yours only with this issue of Computer Music!
• 1740 royalty-free samples
Our library of sci-fi inspired 24-bit samples is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the newsagents, but that’s just peanuts compared to the Cinematic Soundscape Collection. Comprising more than 1,700 24-bit royalty-free sounds from Andrew Duke, Groove Criminals and Cyclick, these exclusive samples will take your music off the planet and into the next dimension.
• EXCLUSIVE Goldie Lookin Chain tutorial video
Our raving reporter visited the exotic climes of South Wales’ sunny Newport to film infamous UK rap collective Goldie Lookin Chain. The result is 25 minutes of footage of the Chain working in the studio on a track for their as-yet-untitled ninth album, complete with a production walkthrough in the magazine.
IN THE MAG
• The CM Guide to Hip-Hop II
Over 11 action-packed pages, we show you how to produce an entire hip-hop track from start to finish. Every step of the process is covered in our familiar walkthrough format, with accompanying audio, MIDI and project files included on the DVD. No matter what style of hip-hop you’re into, it’s an essential read!
• The extremists
We talk to some of the world’s most extreme music producers and reveal how a range of tricks and techniques for brutalising your music. In a good way, of course!
• The CM Guide to FL Studio 7
The latest version of Image-Line’s PC studio package adds a host of new features and systems to what was already one of the most powerful and acclaimed DAWs on the market. This month, we reveal how to make the most of them with a host of walkthroughs and tips.
• MIDI control with the Wii Remote
While Nintendo’s Wii console quietly goes about changing the public perception of videogaming, the innovative ‘Wiimote’ controller is garnering equal attention from forward-thinking computer musicians, thanks to its wireless connectivity and motion sensing functionality. Find out how 30 quid can bring a whole new world of awesome arm-swinging, wrist-twisting MIDI control to your studio with our comprehensive guide.
TUTORIALS AND TIPS!
• Sound Like… Disco
• Get more from your harmoniser plug-ins
• ZebraCM goes electro
• Synth Essentials: Sample and hold
• Off the Dial: Durational symmetry
Rob Papen Predator, 4Front TruePianos, Magix AMSuite, LinPlug Alpha 3, PSP VintageWarmer 2, D16 Drumazon, Digidesign Velvet and more!
• DJ Vadim interviewed!
• Win £1000 worth of gear from Source Distribution
• Nine pages of readers’ questions answered
• The Burning Question: Which digital DJing system should I buy?
• Reader music reviewed
• And all your favourite regulars!
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