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.
NEW GEAR ARTURIA UPDATE PIGMENTS AND POLYBRUTE
SLATE DIGITAL PROMISES TO GO BEYOND ABLETON LIVE’S OTT PRESET WITH THE MO-TT DYNAMICS PLUGIN
THE FIRST WIRELESS HEADPHONES FOR MUSIC CREATION
SSL LAUNCHES BIG SIX SUPERANALOGUE USB MIXER
VCV RACK 2.0 LAUNCHES WITH VST SUPPORT AND MORE
SONIBLE’S SMART:LIMIT PROMISES AUTOMATIC LOUDNESS – WITHOUT SACRIFICING DYNAMICS
REASON’S NEW MIDI PLAYER EFFECT CAN GENERATE BASSLINES IN SECONDS
THE PRO PRODUCER’S GUIDE TO SIDECHAINING • Using ducking and sidechain compression to lower the volume of certain noises can help your mixes sound louder and clearer, and also be used for famous effects. Here’s a look at both basic and creative sidechaining…
Four classic sidechain compressor plugins
BONOBO • After years of touring, Simon Green found himself lacking creative stimulus. Danny Turner learns how modular synths fueled his imagination
Pop Synth Master Steve Winwood • This month, let’s explore the much-discussed lead synth style of Winwood’s early-’80s classics
Minor pentatonic scale • Our music theory expert opens the gateway to improvisation and shows you how to master these five notes of wonder…
Digidesign Turbosynth • Decades before Reaktor, Max and SynthEdit, the developer behind Pro Tools created a cutting-edge software modular synthesizer
M • Can Waldorf’s newly unveiled hybrid synth conjure up some of that classic wavetable magic?
MPC Studio • Akai’s revamped MPC Studio combines hardware control with software power to deliver everything needed to run an MPC-based setup
Axis • It can be a bit of a minefield choosing a budget mic. How does this impressive-looking new entry to the market perform?
Mercury-4 • The bygone, underappreciated Jupiter-4 hums with life once again, thanks to this new, intricately modeled software adaptation
SQ80 V • Arturia has emulated the SQ80 from Ensoniq, an interesting sample-based synth from the 1980s. But does it have a place in 2021?
FAST Verb • The AI-powered Collective plugins branch out into reverb. Let's explore this new space…
Taip • Want a fresh approach to analog tape emulation? Baby Audio’s Taip could be the highly creative tool that you’re looking for
CUTTING-EDGE MIXING EFFECTS • Get a load of today’s top effect plugins for making your mix shine alongside the best commercial tracks out there
Delay: What makes us tick
THREE OF THE BEST
FREE SAMPLERS • Aside from your DAW’s built-in sound-playing machine, what else is out there that won’t put the hurt on your wallet?
Enter the Multiverse • The wonderful world of various versions in one pedal.
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