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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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 Album – Wookie breaks down his classic self-titled album track-by-track
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
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
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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