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.
THE BEST MUSIC GEAR OF 2020 • Now that 2021 is upon us, before we set our sights on another year of electronic music making, let’s take a look back at the instruments and studio gear that made 2020…
AAS CHROMAPHONE 3
DISTORTION DESIGN • Whether you’re looking for subtle enhancement, analog warmth or full-blown sonic decimation, we’re on hand to help you turn up the heat…
Cut Copy • With its overt nod to climate change, Cut Copy’s sixth album Freeze, Melt is their most contemplative to date. Danny Turner delves into its making
Adding Natural Instrument Characteristics to Your Lead Synth Sounds • Look to acoustic and electric instruments for characteristics you can add to your lead synth sounds.
Perfect and power fifths • These basic chords don’t commit you to major or minor scales, giving you a broad scope to explore any musical path you like…
Clavia Nord Lead • The age of the prefab patch was shaken by a scarlet super-synth that rebooted a revolution and gave us back our knobs
Three ‘virtual’ Nords
Korg opsix • Following in the footsteps of the excellent Wavestate, Korg offers up another modern take on a classic digital synth. Let's take a look
Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 • With the competition for DJs’ hearts and wallets hotting up, does the CDJ-3000 have what it takes to keep Pioneer ahead of the game?
Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate Collector’s Edition • The biggest bundle in computer music history gets upgraded, but is 13 lucky for you? And how can we review it in just four pages?
Leapwing Audio RootOne • RootOne promises a new approach to creating and boosting sub frequencies. Let's go down low…
Zplane deCoda • Ever wanted a quick way to decipher a track’s musical components? We may have the answer…
Loopmasters Lack Of Afro: Soul Crates Vol 1
MOOG MATRIARCH • Let’s get patching and see what Moog’s four-VCO, vintage inspired semi-modular can do
Taking control via MIDI • Just like a number of other modern analog synths, the Moog Matriarch sports a hidden MIDI interface, as the USB jack and the full size MIDI ports work in tandem and simultaneously. It’s possible to control both VSTs inside of your DAW and other hardware machines via each of those outputs, respectively.
A closer look at the Matriarch
THREE MOOG ALTS
Moog sounds, now in full stereo
Clipper plugins • Give your signals the buzzcut with this handful of distorting, maximizing, brickwall processors that go from soft to hard
Riding The Wave • Vibrato and stereo tricks with Ableton’s Delay