Issue 330 of Future Music is on sale now

Working with vocals can be tricky. More often than not, when there’s a vocal present in a track it automatically becomes the defining part of the composition. Whether it’s a short sampled hook, a full recorded lead vocal or a remix acapella, the quality, clarity and tone of the vocal line can leave a lasting impression on the listener and define how they hear your track.

While, naturally, the source material plays a major role, how you process and mix vocals can totally transform the end result. In this month’s cover feature, we’re digging into the multitude of ways we can work with vocals to bring out the best in them. Whether you’re looking to refine a recorded vocal, flip a short sample or enhance an acapella, we’ve got ideas and tips to help you along.

All print and digital readers can grab all of this issue's video and sample content from our new, improved download service at:

Buy this issue now via:

Apple Newsstand (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)

Google Play (Android/Chrome for PC/Mac)

Zinio (PC/Mac/Android/iOS)

In Print: Find FM on your local news stand or order your copy direct from us!

All print and digital copies include access to 12GB+ of exclusive samples, videos, audio demos and more! Register your issue at:

Subscribe to Future Music and save up to 46%!


Scuba – Hotflush boss Paul Rose gives us an insight into the studio essentials behind new album Caibu, his first full length under his SCB alias

Mumdance – Get to know the UK producer who is reviving vintage Akai filters in Eurorack and giving grime a weightless makeover  

Daniel Avery – As the UK techno artist returns with a killer second album, we track him down in his shipping container studio

The Track: Alexander O’Neal – The bonafide R&B icon talk reworking his classic Criticize, 30 years on from its original release

Classic AlbumLack Of Afro on his eclectic classic Press On


The Essential Guide To Vocal Processing – Whatever genre you’re into, a good vocal can make or break your track – we talk you through the essentials

Producer’s Guide – We return to Xfer Serum for a in-depth masterclass

Modular Monthly – Electro grit with the WMD TRSHMSTR

Toolkit – Add width with stereo field effects


Elektron Digitone

Teenage Engineering PO-33 KO! & PO-35 Speak

Modor Formant Filter

WS Audio Trueno USB analogue synth

Bitwig Studio 2.3

HEDD Audio Type 20 monitors

And more...   


MPC Madness – We break out Akai’s iconic beatmaker for this crunchy pack of hits, loops, stabs and one shots

Instant Hooks – Need a catchy lick for your next hit? Look no further than these synth, guitar and key earworms

Access the FM sample archive: Download the ‘Archive’ packs and get over 12GB+ of loops, hits and instruments from our back catalogue of high-quality and royalty-free samples. From vintage synths and drum machines to esoteric instruments and FX – think of it as our best of. All the samples you need to create great music!  

Future Music

Future Music is the number one magazine for today's producers. Packed with technique and technology we'll help you make great new music. All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. Every marvellous monthly edition features reliable reviews of the latest and greatest hardware and software technology and techniques, unparalleled advice, in-depth interviews, sensational free samples and so much more to improve the experience and outcome of your music-making.

All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. image
All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more.
Get the latest issue now!