The new ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN is a “must have” resource for anyone who makes music, plays music, and shares music. Every issue includes "gig tested" product reviews on music gear, tons of how-to's, and interviews with today's stars revealing the secrets of their songwriting approaches and audio-production concepts.
Electronic Musician • Vol. 36 No. 2 FEBRUARY 2020
NEW GEAR • Could the Expressive E Osmose be the most expressive synth ever?
SOFT OPINIONS • As the virtual analog world starts cooling down, a new concept in modeling another type of instrument makes for an interesting listen
THIS MONTH IN SOFTWARE • Take a tour of the latest the plugin world has to offer, with new stuff in the Roland Cloud, a cassette emulation, a new take on wavetables, and more
CHANNEL STRIPS IN A DIGITAL WORLD • In this feature, we’re exploring the world of channel strips, to bring classic console sounds to your DAW
EQ – pre or post compression?
Why use channel strips when you can mix and match?
Three of the best
Working with a hardware front end
BRENT KOLATALO • Mix engineer and producer Brent Kolatalo has worked on over 24 gold and platinum-selling albums. Danny Turner chats to the Grammy winner about working his way up the ladder and the demands of the role
Exploring Timbral Changes With Wavetable Synths • Another approach to creating interesting sonic changes while pitch-bending or adding modulation
The clef • Back to basics this month – just what are those squiggly things you find at the beginning of a musical stave?
Mellotron • Sold under a handful of brand names, this mechanical tape-based sample-playback instrument put an orchestra into the hands of many a progressive rocker
Billy Jay Stein • The Grammy Award-winning producer, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and electronic music designer is the owner of the New York City-based production house and recording studio Strange Cranium Productions, and the co-founder of the global music licensing company Strike Audio
Jupiter-Xm • The Jupiter-Xm packs packs a plethora of Roland sounds into a very compact package. Let's dive in and check it out
I-ArpEGGIO, Effects, connectivity
Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core • The Discrete 8 audio interface is back, with enhanced effects provision at its Core. Let's plug in and get synergized
Lion • Incorporating and adding to innovative technologies from their previous plugins, does this lauded developer’s debut synth have teeth?
Nu:Tekt NTS-1 • Another mini synth from Korg, but this one’s a bit different to what’s come before
Cinematic Guitars: Motion • Oceans of samples to enjoy – or why not make your own…?
Nord Grand Stage Piano • After nearly a quarter century of red-colored success, the Swedish instrument maker joins forces with Kawai for a premium piano experience
The Electronic Musician guide to THE GRID • Bitwig Studio 3’s new device-building environment sees the fledgling DAW fully live up to its modular promise. It’s time to plug in and get patching
Three more creativity-inspiring features • We’ve barely scratched the surface of what The Grid has to offer. Here are some more components we recommend you explore…
VIRTUAL ANALOG • Brush up on your synthesis skills with our guide to software virtual analog synthesis
Filters explored • A VA synth’s timbre lives or dies by its filter. Let’s go deeper…
Six classic oscillator tricks • Although it’s the most basic type of synthesis, there are still plenty of ways to shine. Here are six of them
One- and two-knob plugins • Whether it’s one...