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The new issue is the bomb-boyage and looks like this:

There are many important lessons in life. First comes walking and talking and the correct use of a bathroom. And soon after that there's the realisation that yes, your track does need mastering. Sending your track into the world without it first enduring the mastering process is like heading into battle in smoking jacket and slippers. You can do it, sure, but… Well, best not.

Which is why our Master Like Abbey Road feature on page 36 politely and insistently demands that you take heed. Which of the three paths to glory outlined in the feature you pick is up to you, but we think your music is going to sound better because of it.

Elsewhere in the issue we've a trio of famous names letting us into their studios, or access to their live rigs. There's the legend that is John Foxx giving you a guided tour of his all analogue kit. We've Electronica genius Trentemøller showing us his studio. And we've star producer Starsmith showing us the studio flat that's played host to hits by Ellie Goulding, Kylie and many more. Don't miss the videos on the DVD.

Just time to point you at our Guitar Apps round-up and - keeping it portable - we settle the touchAble Vs Griid battle in our reviews zone too. Still here? Go buy!

Daniel Griffiths

Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the biggest entertainment, tech and home brands in the world. He's interviewed countless big names, and covered countless new releases in the fields of music, videogames, movies, tech, gadgets, home improvement, self build, interiors and garden design. He’s the ex-Editor of Future Music and ex-Group Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Musician, Guitarist, Guitar World, Computer Music and more. He renovates property and writes for MusicRadar.com.