MPE – an expressive, polyphonic take on MIDI control – started life as 2021 it’s being added to some of the biggest DAWs and softsynths. This issue, we explore how, and why, you should be using MPE in your music making…
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Cristian Vogel – The lauded sonic experimenter on his unique workflow and going back to basics for new LP The Rebirth Of Wonky
Krust – The UK DnB icon returns with his ambitious, conceptual new album. We find out how building sample packs helped expand his sound design skills
Jimmy Edgar – The US producer on bridging the club and rap world on new LP Cheetah Bend
The Track: Victor Ruiz – The Drumcode affiliate breaks down a vocal-driven techno stomper on video
Classic Album – Goldie on creating his hugely influential classic Timeless
Multi-dimensional music – Everything you need to know about MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). How it works and why you need it!
Producer’s Guide – Get the most out of the capabilities of Steinberg Cubase 11
UDO Super 6
Modal Cobalt 8
Apple M1 MacBook Pro
Roundup: Free Delay plugins
Roli Equator 2
Effect-Drenched Guitar – Two guitars, a ton of pedals and a valve preamp – we plug in for a pack of fuzzy chords, warped loops and wonky riffs
Ambient Synth Loops – Get lost in a wash of synth goodness with this pack of gorgeous atmospheric loops, lines and soundscapes
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