Free instrument, sample and preset bonanza with the new issue of Computer Music!

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We’re getting extra noisy to sign off 2020 with a bang in Computer Music issue 290 (January 2021)! Computer Music readers will get the chance to sample the delights offered by cool new subscription service Noiiz as well as access to WA’s Big EDM Violin for Electro sample pack for free!

Your 3-month Noiiz subscription will allow you to download three free plugins as soon as you sign up: a filter, an instrument, Noiiz Player and Connect that allows you to audition samples in pitch and time within your DAW (of which you can download 100MB for free a month as part of your free sub).

Speaking of DAWs…

Ableton Live and Cubase Turn 11

Another month, another big set of DAW updates… coincidentally both in their eleventh iterations. Get up to speed on what’s new for this pair of venerable DAWs, with some in-depth commentary and handy hints in our latest issue.


We’ve had some great chinwags this month, starting with pop powerhouse Roisin Murphy and DJ Parrot, while Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark (OMD to their friends) reminisce about their formative years and new projects. Meanwhile, we get you dreaming of groovier times in sunnier climes as in-demand Oz house producer and DJ Sonny Fodera takes our 15 Questions challenge.

Never Second String!

We like to make sure you get a rounded education here at CM and this issue’s informative feature on how to authentically use strings in your tracks will help keep you truly at the top of your production game. And if you thought we were done with the humongous reviews this month, think again, as we delve into the latest Native Instruments Komplete collection and break down what each package could offer your specific needs as a producer. 

Get Computer Music 291 now from the following outlets


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Computer Music

Computer Music magazine is the world’s best selling publication dedicated solely to making great music with your Mac or PC computer. Each issue it brings its lucky readers the best in cutting-edge tutorials, need-to-know, expert software reviews and even all the tools you actually need to make great music today, courtesy of our legendary CM Plugin Suite.

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Get over 70 FREE plugin instruments and effects…
…with the latest issue of Computer Music magazine