Issue 410 of Future Music is out now

Future Music 410
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‘Noise’ in music production is often associated with experimental artists. Think ‘noise’ and you might conjure images of Pierre Schaeffer or of Aphex Twin DJing with sandpaper. 

While noise can certainly be a powerful experimental tool, it’s also a core component of all music production, even at its most approachable.

Noise is a core building block from drum synthesis, a useful addition to most synth engines, a go-to source for random modulation and much more besides.

That’s why, this issue, we’re foregoing the melodies and harmonies to focus on how and why you should think of noise as an important part of your production process.

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Future Music 410

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Bullion – The producer behind Carly Rae Jepsen and Avalon Emerson on self-doubt, creative strategies and his latest solo LP

Dave Clarke – The 'Baron of Techno' on the state of DJing and 30 years of his Red EPs

Demi Riquísimo – The UK producer invites us into his studio to talk about the retro synth sounds behind Windows 95 Anthem

GiGi FM – The experimental producer on how she's turning her classically-trained dance moves into fluid, grooving techn

Classic AlbumMike Parker on his cult classic Dispatches


Noise! – Forget melody and harmony – we show you why noise is the secret to bringing your tracks to life, and how to harness its power

Masterclass – Level-up your modulation with our guide to cutting-edge LFOs

Producer's Guide – How to use a (virtual) Neve 1073

Pioneers – The influence and impact of Jean Michel-Jarre 


Arturia PolyBrute 12

KRK Rokit 5 G5

1010Music nanobox Tangerin

Lewitt Ray

SOMA Labs Metaconformer

Kali Audio LP-8 Second Wave

4ms Catalyst

Noise Lab Formantic

Boss VE-22 Vocal Performer

...and more


Minimal Percussion – Tight and punchy drums are the order of the day in this pack of small but hard-hitting beats, grooves and loops

Synth Arps – Add groove and melody to your tracks with this pack of classic arpeggiator-driven synth lines, loops and riffs

Access the FM sample archive – UPDATED FOR 2024! Download the ‘Archive’ packs and get over 20GB of loops, hits and instruments from our back catalogue of high-quality and royalty-free samples. From vintage synths and drum machines to esoteric instruments and FX – think of it as our best of. All the samples you need to create great music! 

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Future Music is the number one magazine for today's producers. Packed with technique and technology we'll help you make great new music. All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. Every marvellous monthly edition features reliable reviews of the latest and greatest hardware and software technology and techniques, unparalleled advice, in-depth interviews, sensational free samples and so much more to improve the experience and outcome of your music-making.

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