Start making music: the complete beginner's guide

Make your first track today on PC, Mac or iOS device

If you want to start making music on a computer, phone or tablet but don't know how, you need the latest Computer Music Special. This all-new beginner's guide will help you to make your first track today and features gear guides, step-by-step tutorials, tips and a CD stuffed with support files, software and samples.

You can buy Computer Music Special: The complete beginner's guide now in the following formats:

Print edition
Newsstand for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Zinio for iPad, Android, PC and Mac

Here's what's on the menu:

Gear guides

Find out what you need to create your computer music making setup. Discover what DAWs, software instruments, effects, audio interfaces, MIDI controllers, monitor speakers and effects are and get buying advice with our product recommendations.

Step-by-step tutorials

Easy-to-follow walkthroughs on the key aspects of computer and iOS music making. Learn now to record and edit your first part, program drums and synths, make music with samples, build an arrangement, mix your parts into a finished track and remix someone else's.

Tips and advice

The most frequently asked beginner's questions answered and tips on becoming a better computer musician

Buy this issue now

Print edition
Newsstand for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Zinio for iPad, Android, PC and Mac

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