Future Music Issue 241 On Sale Now

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Whether it's outboard or plug-in, today's music-makers are well aware that a little compression can go a long way to improving your tracks. What's often misunderstood however is that while it's tempting to fling everything into the crusher, some tracks - and many listeners - simply won't thank you for it. Far better to apply a little science and a lot of common sense to use this potentially destructive tool as an altogether more creative force for good.

Step up our Pro Producer's Guide To Compression. We've pulled out all the stops to explain and demystify the art of compression with a view to inspiring you to get more creative and avoid mistakes.

This month we get In The Studio With Joachim Garraud, this one-time collaborator with David Guetta has crafted an amazing live show alongside a string of hit remixes. Don't dare miss the video on DVD for this one - teaser trailer below!

And we wrap up with a wealth of top-scoring great new gear. Special mention to the Korg Kronos supersynth and the stunning Roland GR-55 guitar synth. Let's go make music!

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.