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• 1040 Prime Loops samples

Comprising exclusive samples from 33 Prime Loops sample packs, and covering a broad array of styles, these first-class sounds will help you in every area of track-building.

• 1,955 samples

This month's exclusive CM sample collection takes its inspiration from carnivals the world over, from the pumping sounds of soca and dancehall to the rhythmic euphoria of the Brazilian batteria

• Producer Masterclass tutorial and video: Super Furry Animals

CM takes a trip to Pleasurefoxx studios in Cardiff to film SFA member Cian at work. He reveals the techniques behind the band's distinctive sound and creates crazy sci-fi effects, as well as discussing his tech house work as part of the Acid Casuals outfit.


• 200 Power Tips

Boost your production skills, improve your tracks and get your music heard with our massive library of indispensable techniques, tricks and ideas! Topics include DAW-specific advice; working with grooves; shaping reverb and ambience; effective collaboration; how to get work with your music; and perhaps most vital of all, how to keep inspired and finish your tracks!

• Minimal Drums

Want to inject your percussion tracks with fresh-sounding minimal clicks, pops and glitches? Then you'll be needing our in-depth guide to creating digital beatscapes and microprogrammed electronic drum tracks.

• Yppah interviewed

He blends epic, reverb-laden guitars, phat synths, dope beats and healthy doses of atmospherics and soundscapes, so naturally we're curious to find out what makes Yppah tick, and, of course, discover his music software habits.

• The CM Guide to Online Networking

Proper management of your internet presence can get you on the playlists of potential fans around the world, and our guide shows you how it's done. Leverage the power of blogging, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, e-commerce as well as our 12 Commandmenets of Online Networking!

• Reviewed!


25 SL Mk II

• IK Multimedia

AmpliTube Fender

• Waves

Tony Maserati Collection

• Scan

3XS Power DAW

• 2CAudio


• Rob Papen


Universal Audio

UAD 4K Channel Strip

• Universal Audio

Cooper Time Cube Mk II

• Focusrite

Forte Suite

…and more


• CM Focus: Uplifting trance is the flavour of the month

• Guitar Lab: IK Multimedia's AmpliTube range is explored this time around

• Synth Essentials: Scot Solida reveals one of his signature sounds: the big sweep

• Off The Dial: Online collaboration is on rachMiel's mind in this instalment

• The Easy Guide: Use modes to give your tracks an intricate sense of melody

• The Burning Question: Why does software have bugs?

• 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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