Future Music's 300th issue anniversary is finally here, and we've created a very special edition of the magazine to celebrate it. You'll find that we've flipped, rearranged and reworked the usual format of the magazine, to bring you something a bit different to wrap up 2015.
This issue sees our regular Reviews section turned upside down in order to reappraise a cross section of the most iconic instruments and effects in music production history. Dive into our huge synth history lesson, complete with second- hand buying advice, budget-friendly alternatives and more.
We're not just looking back at the past though – in our annual Gear Of The Year round-up, we've the definitive guide to all the gear you need in your studio for 2016. From synths to sequencers, plug-ins, controllers, mics, monitors and more. Pick up the issue for the full Gear Of The Year rundown.
Plus, we're giving you a little insight into FM's own history too. Bundled with this issue you also get access to issues 1, 100 and 200 of Future Music. You'll find them available to download as PDFs along with this issue's bonus content at: http://vault.futuremusic.co.uk.
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Oneohtrix Point Never – Experimental musician and producer Daniel Lopatin meets FM to talk about his love for the Juno-60, puberty, plug- ins and new album Garden of Delete
Markus Schulz – We go behind the scenes with Trance legend DJ/producer Markus Schulz
Talking Shop 2015 – We round off 2015 by catching up with Disclosure, Steve Lawler, Richy Ahmed and more
The Track: Ralph Lawson – The UK stalwart and 2020Vision boss on his Dub House production style on the track Lost In The Storm
Classic Album – Tom Middleton on creating his classic Lifetracks
Gear Of The Year 2015 – From hardware synths to iOS apps... Don't miss our definitive guide to the most exciting music gear of 2015
Producer's Guide To... NI Reaktor 6 – We unlock Blocks and delve deep into in Native Instruments' Reaktor 6
Modular Monthly – The best modules of 2015, plus a Mutant Drums tutorial
Iconic instruments and studio gear reappraised...
- ARP 2600
- Moog Minimoog Model D
- Yamaha DX7
- EMS VCS3
- Akai MPC3000
- Oberheim OB-8
- Sequential Prophet-600
- Roland Juno-60
- And loads more...
Analogue Polys – Hits and instruments that capture the evergreen sound of classic '70s and '80s analogue polysynths.
Batteries Included – Unique hits, loops and beats created with off-the-wall, battery-powered oddities. No mains connections allowed!
PLUS: Access the FM sample archive – Download the 'Archive' packs and get over 8GB of loops, hits and instruments from our back catalogue of high-quality and royalty-free samples. From vintage synths and drum machines to esoteric instruments and FX – think of it as our best of. All the samples you need to create great music!