This month we’re turning our attention to arguably the most important component in electronic sound design: the humble filter.
In our Future Filters cover feature we delve deep into the studio science behind filter design and examine how different analogue and digital filters can be used to sculpt mixes, create FX, rework samples and much more.
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Dave Clarke – The Baron Of Techno returns with his first album in 14 years. We meet him in his Amsterdam studio to find out how he’s pushing his hard-edged sound into fresh territory
Bok Bok – We meet the Night Slugs boss as he returns with Salvage 2017, his first solo EP in three years
Primitive Trust – Millionhands founder Tee Mango and Aus Music boss Will Saul on their new project
The Track: Kissy Sell Out – The UK producer breaks down bassline-driven cut, Nasty, released under his KSO alias
Classic Album – Fila Brazillia, break down their sample-mangling classic Black Market Gardening
Future Filters – Go beyond the basic low-pass with our guide to forward-thinking filtering
Producer’s Guide to mixing bass – We demystify the process of low-end mixing
Modular Monthly – Punchy percussion from Blue Lantern’s Asteroid Mini Synthesizer
Toolkit – Master pitch manipulation tools in order to create harmonies and correct wonky recordings
Akai MPC X
Cyclone Analogic Bass Bot
Analogue Solutions Mr Hyde
Round-up: Maschine expansions
Lewitt LCT 440 Pure
Group test: Roland’s SPD Percussion Pads
Essential Kits – We’ve got all your drum needs covered with these 17 bread-and-butter genre kits.
Synth Bass Classics – Get vintage bass tones aplenty with this pack of classic instruments and loops.
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