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.
Working around your limitations
Electronic Musician US
NEW GEAR • MAKE NOISE'S XPO IS AN OSCILLATOR MODULE WITH SOME UNIQUE STEREO TRICKS UP ITS SLEEVE
MOOERENTERS THE AUDIO INTERFACE FRAY WITH STEEP I AND II
IK MULTIMEDIA'S BEAT MACHINES IS A SMORGASBORD OF VINTAGE ANALOG DRUM SOUNDS
EVENTIDE'S INTERVAL-BASED MISHA INSTRUMENT/SEQUENCER IS HERE: CAN IT TIP THE MUSICAL SCALES IN YOUR FAVOR?
NEW FREE PLUGIN LETS YOU DO THE ‘CAR TEST’ WITHOUT LEAVING THE HOUSE
NEW WAVES PLUGIN PROMISES TO CREATE INSTANT EIGHT-PART HARMONIES FROM A SINGLE VOICE
GET GREAT VOCALS (WITHOUT BEING A GREAT VOCALIST) • Behind pretty much every great song, hit record or memorable performance lies a great vocal. But what do you do if you, like us, lack vocal chops? Luckily, this is what electronic music is all about: using technology to boost a lack of skill! And there's plenty we can do to make a bad vocal great
How to make a bad vocal good • While there are many fun ways to morph, twist and chop your vocals into a huge range of sonic shapes, what about the most straightforward of aims – simply making an out-of-tune vocal not just passable, but stellar?
Processing your vocal • While fixing of out-of-tune or messy vocal performances is an achievable aim, tuning is not always the central issue with vocals. There's an array of routes to make your voice a far more interesting sonic element of your mix
Vocal multi-effect plugins
Vocal mixing plugins
Mixing your vocals • Though you can correct the pitch, tuning and vibrato of your voice in software, as well as contort it into all manner of extraordinary sonic shapes and characters, it's all for naught if you can't actually hear your vocal in the mix
S-X • Grammy-nominated trap producer S-X turns singer/songwriter for debut album, Things Change.
Vangelis An Appreciation (Part 1) • The late synth wizard remembered…
Revoicing major chords • This month, Dave demonstrates a simple way of giving humdrum major chords a fresh twist using a special ingredient…
Oberheim Matrix-12 and Xpander • The last of the great analog Oberheims was a big, beautiful beast with a complex signal-routing scheme that changed the way synthesizers were made
Three great plugin alternatives
AIRA Compact Series • Can Roland's AIRA Compact range pack the same punch as their larger siblings?
Minimode • Endorsing the fact that “everyone should have a Minimoog”, Cherry Audio re-mode the early ‘70s classic into a highly desirable plugin form
The route to MIDI
Kickstart 2 • If you want pumping sidechain effects, a dedicated plugin is a must and this one's just had a tasty update
Waveform Pro 12 • With multiple new features, now could be a good time to try this impressive and competitively priced DAW
Infinite • The debut effect plugin spinoff from venerated house label Toolroom offers transitions on tap
Studio 4.3 • Each regular update makes genuine additions to this impressive contemporary DAW. Let's see what the latest has to offer
Rumble of Ancient Times • Soma's latest 8-bit-inspired synth and sequencer could be a handy companion in your epic sound design journeys
15 QUESTIONS WITH– Soft as Snow • Soft as Snow...