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 • IF YOU CAN TYPE IT, CASIO’S CT-S1000V CAN SING IT
COULD BLUE CAT AUDIO’S CONNECTOR BETHELAST WORD IN DAW ROUTING?
ERICA SYNTHS’ NEW DIY KITS ARE PART MODULAR SYNTH, PART EDUCATIONAL TOOL
ANTELOPE AUDIO GETS EVEN MORE ZEN WITH USB VERSION OF ITS Q SYNERGY CORE
DARKNESS DESCENDS WITH ARTURIA’S NOIR MINIBRUTE 2, 2S AND DRUMBRUTE IMPACT
PRESONUS STUDIO ONE 5.5 HELPS YOU TO GET YOUR MUSIC RELEASE-READY
MACKIE’S M• CASTER LIVE IS A COMPACT LIVE STREAMING MIXER
CREATE YOUR IPAD STUDIO • Take a journey into the realm of mobile production with our guide on how to assemble a mobile studio, with choice hardware options for audio recording and playback, other hardware for playing and control, plus plenty of amazing apps to get your creative juices flowing…
YOUR HARDWARE IPAD STUDIO • If you want your iPad to interact with the outside world, here are 10 of the best interfaces, mics and MIDI controllers…
18 TOP IPAD APPS • The best DAWs, synths, beats and effects
EFTERKLANG • Producer Mads Brauer explains how the experimental Danish trio have gone back to basics for their latest album – and back to nature…
The joy of recording with analog synths
THE ART OF SYNTH SOLOING The Primal Synth Soloist • Exploring the artistry of Jan Hammer…
EASY GUIDE Sharps and flats • Tunes falling flat? Then it’s time to sharpen up your knowledge of those mysterious black keys with our in-house theory expert
BLAST FROM THE PAST ARP Sequencer
Three modern-day descendants
Korg ARP 2600 M $2,317 korg.com • Korg returns with a smaller take on the ARP 2600. But has any magic has been lost in the process?
Apple Logic Pro 10.7 $200 apple.com • Apple’s point updates have become almost as dramatic as many developer’s full updates, but is 10.7 worth possible macOS update hassle?
IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-Gear pedals $340 each ikmultimedia.com • IK places the AmpliTube experience under foot. Time to plug in and Tube out…
IZOTOPE RX 9 FROM $129 izotope.com • The audio repair colossus reaches its ninth incarnation. Let’s explore what’s new
Kilohearts Convolver $44 kilohearts.com • Kilohearts’ latest lean, mean plugin may seem like just another convolved reverb processor, but reverbs are just the start…
OCEAN WAY AUDIO PRO 3 $2,994 PER PAIR oceanwayaudio.com • How much should you spend on your monitors? Let’s see if Ocean Way Audio’s latest high-end nearfields are worth the outlay
Alesis V49 MkII $149 alesis.com • Alesis’ V49 MkII offers more performance features and control with great affordability.
Zero-G Elements - Modern Scoring Synth $109 timespace.com • Breathing new life into contemporary scoring, Zero-G’s new suite earns a rightful place on the periodic table of music production
Loopmasters Live Jungle Breaks $26.95
PHYSICAL MODELING SYNTHS • Simulating the real world of sound and beyond, these top instruments make their mark with their in-depth control sets and jaw-dropping anything-is-possible sounds.
THREE OF THE BEST
16 QUESTIONS WITH… 15 QUESTIONS Cinthie • DJ and producer Cinthie is pretty much living the clichéd life we believe all Berliners do – DJing across the world, producing music in a bespoke studio, and has even worked for Ableton. Not that we’re jealous or anything…