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.
It’s all in your head(phones)
M-Audio updates the Oxygen MIDI keyboard range
FOCUSRITE BUYS SEQUENTIAL, TAKING OWNERSHIP OF DAVE SMITH’S ANALOG SYNTHS
FREE FIRMWARE UPDATE MEANS ARTURIA’S KEYSTEP PRO NOW DOES EVEN MORE
ABLETON LOOP CREATE IS A FREE ONLINE EVENT FOR MUSIC-MAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
MODAL ELECTRONICS SAY THE SKULPT SE IS THE MOST AFFORDABLE MPE HARDWARE SYNTH
UVI’S SUPER-7 COMBINES JUNO-106 AND 707 SOUNDS TO RECREATE AN ‘80S GROOVE STATION
AKAI GOES OLD-SCHOOL WITH THE ‘80S-STYLE MPC ONE RETRO
ANTELOPE AUDIO’S AXINO SYNERGY CORE PUTS AN AUDIO INTERFACE INSIDE A USB MIC
REASON 12 IS COMING
UNIVERSAL AUDIO’S LUNA UPDATE TURNS THE DAW INTO AN API ANALOG CONSOLE
FabFilter Timeless 3
PRODUCING ON HEADPHONES • Learn the benefits of those fancy electronic earmuffs, and discover how to make the best of both worlds
Emulating monitors in your DAW
Focal Clear MG Professional
More ways to monitor
Austrian Audio Hi-X55
Referencing your work
4 more production headphones to try… • Studio ‘phones for all scenarios, tastes and budgets
SOUL CLAP • Soul Clap’s third album is founded on a passion for environmental and social activism. Danny Turner reveals the deep house duo’s motivation and dualistic approach to production
Celebrating Chick Corea • The music world suffered a huge loss with the sudden passing of Chick Corea in early February. His influence and wide-spanning creative output touched on so many aspects of jazz, latin and fusion music. This month and next I’d like to celebrate his innovative playing as a synth soloist.
Neo soul chords • It’s time to get soulful as Dave helps you play and program the complex minor chords heard in modern R&B productions
Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier • The very epitome of vintage vibe, this classic compressor has bathed many a track in its incandescent tube glow
Three optimum opto compressor emulations
Pigments 3 $119 arturia.com • The Pigments powerhouse gets upgraded to v3, adding more engines, more waveforms and more effects. Have we reached saturation point?
ANALOG VS DIGITAL
UNO Synth Pro from $399 ikmultimedia.com • Does this duo of synths from the budget-friendly Italian brand earn that 'pro' tag?
Pulsar-23 $2,444 somasynths.com • Combining esoteric sequencing, an experimental ethos and tons of patchability, Pulsar is a drum machine like no other
DriveShaper $47 cableguys.com • Analog-style distortion and creative wavefolding make this a pulsating box of gritty filth… which is far more pleasant than it sounds
Vocal Bender $155 waves.com • This appealing vocal mangler lets you give music’s most essential instrument the color and dexterity modern pop production demands
ROUND THE BEND
M-Track Solo and Duo from $60 m-audio.com • Want a basic, reliable interface? One of these handy boxes from M-Audio might be just what you need
Beads $360 mutableinstruments.com • Is this reimagining of Mutable’s popular texture synth Clouds a case of blue-sky thinking?
The Mouse Outfit – UK Hip Hop
UNDERSTANDING MPE • MPE – an expressive, polyphonic take on MIDI control – started life as a niche new tool for keyboard players, but in 2021 it’s being added...