Future Music Issue 247 On Sale Now

Look out for this decidedly Christmassy front cover:

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We'd all like a mixing desk the size of a whale and the flexibility to fill countless tracks with limitless sounds but in reality not all studios are made that way. For years expert engineers have routed and grouped their sounds across costly mixing boards to make mixing a faster more efficient business. And the good news is that thanks to the modern DAW you can quickly and easily emulate these great-sounding, time-saving mix tricks in your home studio.

Our great Routing & Grouping feature will soon have you thinking and mixing like a pro. And as ever, be sure to check out the audio examples on the DVD.

Staying with the expert tuition, be sure to check out our Producing Great Vocals feature. It's packed with simple tricks that'll get your vocal tracks up to today's sky high standards. And our regular Logic, Live and Cubase tips give you the latest techniques to keep you one step ahead of the game.

Don't miss our review of Native Instrument's superb Maschine Mikro and there's just space to thank the brilliant and highly entertaining Dada Life for inviting us into their studio and the remarkable Plaid for doing likewise.

Want a cheeky sneak peak of our Dada Life feature. Check out the latest trailer below. Remember the full version is only available with the DVD with issue 247 of Future 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.