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We don’t just stick any old synth on the cover here at FM, and this issue’s cover star is something pretty special.

Korg’s Wavestation is a classic instrument – a wonderfully oddball source of complex textures and evolving sounds. It remains one of the best ambient instruments out there, beloved by ravers, composers and soundtrack creators alike. The company’s long-overdue follow-up, the Wavestate, is more than just a classic revival though; it cleverly updates the original’s engine bringing its sound design tools into the 21st century. Grab the issue now to read our full, in-depth review.

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Interviews

Francesca Lombardo – The Italian-born DJ and producer on combining classical sounds and techno beats for debut LP Life Of Leaf

Alex Epton – We go inside XL Recordings’ NYC studio with in-house producer and soundtrack artist Alex Epton

Claro Intelecto – We chat gear and grooves with a master of leftfield techno

The Track: Twin Atlantic – For their latest record, the Scottish alt-rock outfit have taken production into their own hands – we find out more

Classic AlbumSasha talks us through his debut LP Airdrawndagger track-by-track

Technique

Make money in electronic music – Get more gigs, release your music and navigate the industry – artists and label owners share their tips

Producer’s Guide – Capture the sound of classic desks in your DAW with our guide to virtual channel strips

Modular Monthly – Getting hands-on with our rack with the Synthwerks controllers

Reviews

Korg Wavestate

Dreadbox Hypnosis

Waldorf STVC

Keith McMillen K-Board Pro 4

Cableguys ShaperBox 2

Ableton Grain Scanner

And more!

Samples

Sub Frequency Grooves – We combine kick drums and bass synths for a pack of low-frequency grooves with plenty of sub weight and percussive power

Digital Percussion – Give your beats a modern electronic edge with this pack of digital synth and FM-sourced hits, loops and drum grooves

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!

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