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.
What makes a classic?
Electronic Musician US
NEW GEAR • KORG FINALLY UNVEIL DRUMLOGUE
UAD SPARK COMES TO PC
MOOG'S MODEL 10 IS BACK AGAIN
APHEX TWIN RELEASES SAMPLEBRAIN, A FREE AND OPEN-SOURCE "CUSTOM SAMPLE MASHING APP"
Eventide Physion Mk II
THE PRO PRODUCER'S GUIDE TO TUNING AND EQING DRUMS • Beyond programming and sound design, the simple process of tuning and shaping your drums can transform beats…
STEVE AOKI • Everything is very much AOKI with the superstar DJ in our exclusive chat…
Joey DeFranceso An Appreciation • We pay tribute to a player who single-handedly revived jazz organ
EASY GUIDE Half-diminished chords • Otherwise known as the 'minor-seven-flat-five', these chords will have you in seventh heaven.
BLAST FROM THE PAST Vox AC30 • A righteous relic of rock 'n' roll history, this 30-watt wonder defined the sound of British pop. And we owe it all to… Cliff Richard?
Software AC30 clones
PWM Malevolent $550 1pwm.com • This British brand's debut instrument is a decidedly old-school semi-modular synth, but it boasts character by the bucketload
Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field $2,000 • The OP-1 Field looks set to be as divisive as the original OP-1. Fantastic… and also, fantastically expensive
The heart of the machine… is still human
UVI Augmented Orchestra • Augmenting their impressive catalog of sounds, UVI embrace acoustic color with their new package of hybrid orchestral instruments
The UVI eco-sphere
IK Multimedia MODO Bass 2 • Refining their low-end generator with new tones and stylistic options, IK Multimedia affirm their brilliance for making virtual session players
Bass for your buck
Korg Volca FM2 $170 korg.com • The DX7-inspired synth gets a v2 upgrade with twice the polyphony and new effects. Let's take a trip back to the '80s…
Nunomo Qun mk2 $165 nunomo.net • Qun is small, but delve deep and you'll discover some impressive capabilities from this little pocket synth
Audiotent Decimal Standard: $52. Deluxe: $80
MODERN ANALOG PLUGINS • Get to know the greatest recent developments in analog circuit modeling, acoustics emulation and amp sims
Reverbs in space
THREE OF THE BEST
SUDAN ARCHIVES • For her second album the Ohio native puts her beloved fiddle through all new antics, guided by the same affecting, curious spirit.
Zouj • The City Slang artist's tip to disregard expert tips may explain his own fresh approach
ZOUJ'S TOP TIPS
Extending the Instrument • What is the difference between electric and electronic guitar?