Computer Music 134 - The Power Guide to MIDI / Sanford Phaser-CM on the DVD

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• Sanford Phaser-CM

Much more than a run-of-the-mill phaser plug-in, this Windows-compatible VST plug-in offers multiple modulation sources, an envelope generator and up to 16 filter stages. Don't miss it!

• 2049 samples

Pack your bags and get ready to head out on an Analogue Adventure - we´ve got a selection of classic sounds that are all derived from vintage synth gear. Multisamples and loops are both on the agenda.

• Producer Masterclass tutorial and video: Rusko

The current darling of the UK dubstep scene let us put our boots on his 'Welcome´ mat, and we headed into his studio to talk track creation and gear. You can watch him doing his stuff in our exclusive video.


• The Power Guide to MIDI

It's more than 25 years old - has it really been that long? - but as we head into 2009, MIDI remains as relevant as ever. After giving you a crash-course history lesson and explaining how it works, we switch to full-on walkthrough mode and show you how you can exploit MIDI´s potential in your DAW, before finishing off with 19 unmissable tips.

• Liquid Grooves

Groove is a hard-to-define element of your music that, when done right, can make it sound like much more than the sum of its constituent parts. It can be frustratingly elusive, but like Teena Marie, we go behind the groove to work out what you can do to make your tracks sound more fluid: minimal glitch, industrial techno, pop, and house producers are all welcome to join us.

• Luke Vibert interviewed

A contemporary of Aphex Twin, Luke Vibert has had his fingers in a multitude of electronica-based pies since the 1990s. We find him in reflective mood, as he explains why having less gear has helped him to make better music and gives us an insight into the Cornish scene (and we´re not just talking pasties here).

Apple Jam!

The iPhone/iPod Touch platform is fast becoming hard for musicians to ignore, with new music apps being released on a weekly basis. We separate the wheat from the chaff, and also explain the differences between Apple´s two multitouch devices.

• Reviewed!



• IK Multimedia

T-RackS 3 Deluxe

• Native Instruments

Traktor Pro

• LinPlug


• Audjoo


• KarmaFX

Synth Modular


U-Control UMA25S

• …and more


• Small Miracles: How making tiny changes to your mixes can make a big difference

• Guitar Lab: How to record and program bass parts

• Synth Essentials: Scot Solida guides us through synthetic drum emulations

• Off The Dial: Extreme glitch with resident experimentalist rachMiel

• The Easy Guide: Learn the fundamentals of contrasting keys

• The Burning Question: Is multitouch the future of computer music control?

• And much more!

You can order this issue (as well as recent back issues) by calling 0870 837 4773 in the UK, +44 1858 438795 everywhere else, or emailing


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