Here at FM, we’re not going to start laying any ‘new year, new you’ guilt on you. Don’t want to join a gym? Fine. Not into giving up booze? Stay on the Christmas sherry for another month. Do what you’ve got to do.
What we will do, however, is encourage you to take that new year energy and funnel it into your music making. The cold winter months are the perfect time to shut yourself in the studio and try out a few new ideas – and we’ve plenty of them for you to check out in this first issue of 2023. Pick up the issue to get stuck into our bumper crop of artist tips, creative challenges, compositional guides and more. Make 2023 the year you make your best music ever.
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Maelstrom & Louisahhh – European techno and New York rock worlds collide as the longtime collaborators finally release a debut LP
Kate NV – Kate Shilonosova tells us how she draws pop and electronic influences together with a big dose of blue-sky thinking
Gold Panda – Derwin Dicker on exploring mental health and self-care through sample-based electronica
Dorian Concept – Austrian producer and synth savant Oliver Johnson on his latest LP, What We Do For Others
Classic Album – Plump DJs on the breakbeat classic, Eargasm
50 ways to start your next track – Get inspired through creative challenges, artist tips, gear guides and more
Producer’s Guide – Get up to speed with the latest advanced tools with our cutting-edge plugin guide
Knowledge – Everything you need to know about limiters
sE Electronics DM2 TNT
IK Multimedia ToneX Capture
Arturia MiniLab 3
Noise Engineering Tymp Legio
Universal Audio Volt 476P
Glitch Textures – Add some unusual textures to bring your tracks to life with this pack of electronic ambience and warped backdrops.
Arpeggiation – We switch on the arpeggiators and let the riffs fly for this pack of driving synth leads, basses and percussive lines.
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