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• 902 PowerFX vs Loopmasters samples!

Sample library giants PowerFX and Loopmasters have teamed up to bring CM readers 902 royalty-free sounds selected from their premium quality libraries. From hip-hop to house, right through to trance, jazz and more, just about every style is covered.

• 1624 royalty-free drum 'n' bass samples!

Our sample providers have come up with a bruising compendium of 24-bit DnB beats, basses, FX and synths. If you like your samples hard, ruff and ready to roll, you'll be in your element.

• The Breakfastaz Producer Masterclass video

Learn how to set the dancefloor on fire with breaks maestros The Breakfastaz. Our exclusive video and walkthrough tutorial show them at work on a brand new remix, and the trio are only too keen to explain to you their tasty tricks of the trade.


• The ultimate guide to drum 'n' bass

Wouldn't it be great to peep over the shoulders of four of DnB's biggest producers to see how they do their thing in their own studios? Stop your dreaming! Our massive 12-page tutorial and over an hour of video footage show Sub Focus, Logistics, Chase & Status and Danny Byrd working together on an exclusive track.

• Wolfgang Flür interview

Kraftwerk are among the most important electronic acts of all time, and percussionist Wolfgang Flür effectively invented electronic drumming to provide the distinctive beats to their classic material. Here he talks about 21st-century music-making, DJing, and his days as a Kraftwerk robot.

Extreme guitar

Learn how to break new sonic ground with your axe. Turn your guitar into a drum kit, layer on reverse reverb effects, control MIDI synths with your guitar, and then throw the lot into one super-dense mix.

• Piano power!

Sampling a piano yourself might seem like a daunting task, but we're going to show you how to do it the right way and come up with your own unique set of virtual ivories.

• The CM guide to melodic electronica

Sweeten your melodies and sharpen up your sounds while you're at it with our guide to all things tuneful and electronic.

• Reviewed!

Devine Machine Krishna Synth • Mackie Tracktion 3 • Digidesign 003 Factory • Ohm Force Ohmicide: Melohman • IK Multimedia AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix • Sugar Bytes Unique • Acustica Audio Nebula3 • Alesis iO|26 • Directresolution DARC Studio • FXpansion BFD Percussion • and more!


• Sound Like… The Police

• Win £2000 of sample discs from PowerFX and Loopmasters!

• Synth Essentials: Waveshaping

• Off The Dial: Hyperlayering

• The Easy Guide: Bass notation

• Obituary: Arguru

• The Burning Question: Why are some plug-ins so hard on my CPU?

• 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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