We've two very different – but equally exciting – synthesizers on the cover this month. On the one hand, we're celebrating the return of a bonafide icon, in the shape of Moog's faithfully recreated and reissued Model D. Next to that we've Yamaha's new, all-singing, all-dancing flagship instrument Montage.
How do both fare though? Does the Model D preserve the sound and feel of an analogue classic? Will the Montage become your new studio workhorse? Find out as both hit the FM test bench.
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Romare – His new LP Love Songs: Part Two joins the dots between classic House, Hip-Hop, British Folk, Psychedelic Rock and Blues. We go on a sampling odyssey with Ninja Tune-signed cratedigger Romare
Trentemøller – We meet up with the Danish electronic master in London to talk synths, performance and songwriting
patten –We meet up with the Warp-signed experimental duo and find out more about new album, Psi
The Track: Jonas Blue – The UK producer breaks down his massive crossover single Perfect Strangers
Classic Album – All Seeing I break down their classic Pickled Eggs & Sherbet
Delay Tactics – Delay is one of the most useful effects in your arsenal. We break down how it works and when to use it
Producer's Guide To… Monitor Placement – We show you how to get the most out your studio speaker set-up
Modular Monthly – We explore Studio Electronics' excellent, ARP 2600-inspired Tonestar oscillator module
- Moog Minimoog Model D
- Yamaha Montage 8
- Native Instruments Komplete 11
- Arturia KeyStep
- Nord Drum 3P
- Studio headphones group test
- And more...
FM Synth Special – Instrument loops, basslines, percussive hits and FX rich with the classic metallic sound of FM synthesis.
Overloaded Beats – Crunchy, fuzzy and overdriven beat loops at a host of tempos to add bite and grit to your tracks.
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!