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Ableton Live 12 has landed and Computer Music is here to introduce you to some of the most talked about new features. From its intriguing new synth Meld, to Roar, a heavyweight saturation effect, and a whole raft of other enhancements, you’ll get an insight into where this most disruptive of DAWs is taking music next. Not a Live user? The second of our headline features sees us explore classic sound design techniques.

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Free Stuff!

This month, we’ve got yet another eye-wateringly generous free offering. First up: Tone2 are giving CM readers the full version of their much loved Icarus (v1.6), an easy-to-program, highly flexible wavetable synth. Then if that’s not enough, we’re giving you our usual selection of samples to use in your projects, in a wide range of styles: from dream pop to industrial and more.

Words of Wisdom

As ever we’ve got a hotline to the movers and shakers of the electronic music world, chatting with SoCal ravers ARMNHMR about what drives their bestselling dubstep, trance and techno fusion. It’s an exciting month for our expert guides section as we welcome international DJ and producer Sara Simms to our fold, kicking off her new Dance Music Masterclass with a tech house groove workshop. Meanwhile Dave Gale’s synth masterclass gets funky with a classic Clavinet sound and Jon Musgrave effortlessly soothes another studio head scratcher with a discussion of the merits of auxiliaries vs inserts. 

Reviews Reviews Reviews

Finally, those who are eyeing up some software-based seasonal purchases should first stop by our world-class reviews section, where we’ve pondered new releases such as Cherry Audio’s Harmonia, D16 Drumazon 2, Spitfire Audio Albion Legacy, Loegria & Iceni, Ujam UFX Reverb and more.

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Computer Music magazine is the world’s best selling publication dedicated solely to making great music with your Mac or PC computer. Each issue it brings its lucky readers the best in cutting-edge tutorials, need-to-know, expert software reviews and even all the tools you actually need to make great music today, courtesy of our legendary CM Plugin Suite.

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