Creating your dream music production setup doesn’t necessarily require an endless pot of money.
Whether you’re feeling the squeeze right now, or just want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your setup, this issue’s Hack your Studio feature is here to help. We’ll show you how to do more with less, with guides to the latest must-have freeware, advice for finding second hand synth bargains, workflow tips, DIY projects and more!
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Pole – The dub techno icon on making his majestic new album and his work as a mastering engineer
FaltyDL – Drew Lustman gets lyrical on A Nurse To My Patience, but not at the cost of his famed experimentation, as FM found out
George Fitzgerald – The British producer explains how he mined the cosmos for the lush electronica of Stellar Drifting
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The West Coast synth icon on her lifelong love of Buchlas and creating her latest LP
Produce Like… Mandidextrous – The Bristol-based producer on creating a unique blend of hard techno and drum & bass
Classic Album – Dom & Roland talks us through his cult classic Industry
Hack your studio – Purse strings are tight right now, but what better time to dig deeper into what we already have, with tips, tricks and (cheap/free) hacks
Producer’s Guide – Everything you need to know to get the most out of NI’s Komplete 14
Empress Effects Zoia Euroburo
sE Electronics Neom USB microphone
Cableguys ShaperBox 3
Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT
Bitwig Studio 4.4
EBM Essentials – Capture the synthesised industrial sounds of electronic body music, with this pack of gritty synth lines and throbbing drum rhythms.
Out-There Transitions – Tired of the same old white noise risers? Take a more abstract approach to builds and bridges with this pack of creative FX.
Access the FM sample archive: Download the ‘Archive’ packs and get over 18GB 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!