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The latest issue of Future Music is out now. This month we’re picking up tips and ideas from the modern greats of movie composition. In our Cinematic Sound Design cover feature, we take a look at techniques for creating dramatic, tension-building FX and transitions worthy of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters.  

Whether you want to break into the realm of soundtrack composition or simply beef-up your next club track with some widescreen ear candy, we’ve got you covered with plenty of inspiring techniques.

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Interviews

Washed Out – The purveyor of blissed-out beats and disorientating vocals tells us about how he reinvented his sound once again for his newest project

Nosaj Thing – Jason Chung talks about his back-to-basics approach, and what inspires him to move forward

Rex The Dog – Jake Williams tells all about going at his own pace, and his love of modular gear

The Track: Muzzy – The big room bass wizard deconstructs his ear-mangling D&B tune, Spectrum, in the studio

Classic AlbumWookie breaks down his classic self-titled album track-by-track

Technique

Cinematic Sound Design – Use big-budget soundtrack tactics in your own tunes – we’ll show you how

Producer’s Guide to stereo width – Get your head around stereo width principles

Modular Monthly – Add some grit with ZVex’s Fuzz Factory and Instant Lo-Fi Junky

Toolkit – We show you how to get the most out of virtual channel strips

Reviews

Roland Boutique SE-02

IK Multimedia Syntronik

Roli Seaboard Block

Round-up: iOS Synths

Lewitt LCT 240 Pro

Head To Head: Roland’s ACB 909s

And more...  

Samples

Handheld Noisemakers – Samples of diminutive bleeps: Pocket Operators, Kaossillators, Volcas and more

Lo-Fi Ambient – Gritty pad loops and beds made from keys and pianos, for a spaced-out ’90s sound

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