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Creative Reverb, Jean-Michel Jarre and more!

Future Music issue 297

Reverb – it's one of those stock effect types that we all own and all use regularly. It's hugely rare to get through a project without turning to a reverb processor at some point, be it to smooth out the rough edges of a sound, gel elements together or simply to add a sense of space to a track.

Once you get to know your chosen reverb tool, it's easy to apply it on auto-pilot, but step out of your mixing comfort zone, and there's a whole world of unique spacial effects out there. That's what this issue's Creative Reverb cover feature is all about – exploring the sonic scope of applying and processing reverb in unusual ways.

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Jean Michel-Jarre – Famed for 1976's multi-million selling Oxygène, Jean-Michel Jarre is still innnovating. We visit the synth legend in his studio in Paris and discover the story behind new double album, Electronica

Fehrplay – We track Fehrplay down, both in Ibiza and his New York studio, to find out how he makes his massive tracks

Synkro – Synkro talks us through the lo-fi studio set-up that has proved inspirational in the making of his debut album Changes

The Track: Miguel Campbell – Campbell breaks down his latest release, Free Falling, created with vocalist Beccs Lott

Classic Album – Calibre on creating Second Sun


Creative Reverb – Liven up your tracks with unique spatial effects – our guide to getting creative with reverb will get you experimenting

Producer's Guide To... Logic Pro X 10.2 – Get to grips with the sonic power of Alchemy and the rest of the new features in Logic

Modular Monthly – We test Roland's new range of Aira modular effects units and show you how to get the most out of Make Noise MATHS


  • Sequential Prophet-6
  • Roland Aira Modular Effects
  • FabFilter Pro-C
  • Korg iM1 for iPad
  • SubPac S2
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Ambien(t) Guitars – Effects drenched guitar sounds. Get the atmospheric sound of classic Shoegaze and Post-Rock.

Sticks, Rims & Knocks – Tight snares, rimshots, sidesticks and found sound thuds. A treasure trove of one shots to freshen up your beats!

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