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Throwing Snow – Experimental producer Ross Tones continues to push the sonic boundaries with his second album, Embers. We visit him in his temporary studio for a chat that ranges from gear and canal boat studios to turkey noises
Rival Consoles – We meet Ryan Lee West and get the lowdown on new album, Night Melody
The Track: René LaVice – The Canadian Drum ’n’ Bass producer breaks down his (literally) floor shaking banger, Richter Scale
Classic Album – Cut Chemist on his huge sample-stuffed classic, The Audience Is Listening
Customise Your Sound – Make your tracks stand out from the crowd with our guide to creating your own sonic signature
Producer’s Guide to Send FX – Bring your tracks to life with send/return processing
Modular Monthly – We delve into the west coast approach to modular synthesis
- Arturia Matrixbrute
- Roland TB-03 Bass Line
- Steinberg Cubase 9 Pro
- Round-up: UAD 9.0
- Erica Synths Pico
- Group Test: Stomp Box Distortion
- And more...
Ultimate Claps & Snares – Claps and snares of all varieties, processed in a whole host of ways. Basically, we’ve got all your needs covered!
Kraftwerk to Krautrock – Hits, loops and instruments that explore the synth and drum sounds of Kosmische Musik, aka ‘Krautrock’.
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