Computer Music

magazine Dec 01 2020 · Computer Music

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Computer Music's goal is to help its readers create great music with a PC or Mac. Each month find easy-to-follow tutorials for all sorts of music software, unbiased reviews of the latest products and answers to technical questions.


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App watch • We report on the latest developments in phone and tablet music making

Get with the programmers • Anders Stenberg from Kilohearts talks about this month’s freebie and their amazing Snapin system

Ins & outs

10 years back • [Sing it] What a difference a decade makes… 87,600 (?) little hours…

15 questions with… SCIFISOL • From pure hardware on stage to plugins in the studios, Christina Broussard has a refreshing attitude we can all learn from…

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100 THE GREATEST MOBILE MUSIC APPS • Mobile music making is big business, with iOS and Android devices easily capable of producing as pro-sounding tunes as desktop counterparts. Over the following pages we round up 100 essential apps for all aspects of music production…

Key guide

The 13 greatest mobile synths • The synths are often the stars of any show, especially so a mobile one. Here we have several categories including emulations, oddities and these, the 13 most powerful mobile synths out there. Load ’em up, take ’em out…

Five of the best ‘out there’ synths

Step by step • A tour of quite possibly the best synth app… and it’s free.

The 11 best (mostly) synth emulation apps • The emulation of classic synths might be dominated by some key developers, but these companies have brilliantly brought back the vintage sounds of yesteryear so you can experience some amazing keyboard history…

10 of the best beat-making apps • We’re talking ‘drums only’ with this list of creative beat-making apps that allow you to create patterns, automate and generally provide a great backbone for whatever tunes you produce…

Four of the best piano apps (and teachers)

Step by step • 2. Getting your kicks for free with Beat Machine

Three collaboration apps

Three vocal apps

Three guitar effects

11 grooveboxes • Fewer features than a full-fledged DAW but far more than a drum machine, grooveboxes have taken the mobile world by storm and allow you to create tunes in an instant – a great way of creating scratchpad ideas…

12 of the best Android apps • We have only had a few of them so far, so let’s round up some of the other apps you can download for Android. (These are on top of FL Studio, Cubasis, Caustic et al, included in our other categories)

Step by step • 3. Creating a track in Beat Maker 3

Four of the best instrument apps

Nine great effects

12 of the best full DAW apps • The central component in your mobile studio, the app that does everything and the powerhouse behind your music making. The full-on DAW for your mobile device has certainly come of age…

Producer Masterclass SOLARDO • Solardo’s blend of big bass and house might be riding the crest of a wave, but for one half of the duo, it’s been a long and sometimes difficult journey. Ahead of dissecting his latest CR2 Records release, we talk tech with Mark Foster, discover how Aphex Twin brought dubstep to the world, and learn why setting trends rather than following them is key. And then he reveals something incredibly spooky…

Mark’s top 5 plugins

The Solardo studio up close • Mark has a great range of bespoke hardware and software to offer him the best mix of sounds for his tunes. Here we guide you through the best bits of each…

First steps – setting a template • Mark uses the same kind of template with groups set up...

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