MusicTech Issue 133 – Get Your Music Heard

The new issue of MusicTech magazine is on sale now and this month we’re exploring the best ways to get your music heard, with pro guides to DIY PR, merchandise, press kits, gigging, radio and podcast play.

This months’ MusicTech magazine includes

  • Get your Music Heard – So, you’ve got some tracks together that you’re happy with, but what are the next steps you need to take to bring them before the world? In the first of two major features, Rob Boffard explores tried-and-tested ways of promoting yourself and your music and explains how you can get it in front of the right people…
  • Perfect Beats Part 3 –  Huw Price concludes our series on getting perfect beats with a look at the last stages of the process: mixing and mastering.
  • The Story Behind The Blade Runner Soundtrack –  Ridley Scott’s undisputed work of cinematic genius Blade Runner had an equally impressive soundtrack, created by Greek synth-supremo Vangelis. Andy Price looks back (or rather forwards) at this beautiful score…
  • Reviews – Under review this month Heavyocity DM-307, Allen & Heath Qu-16, Spitfire BML Mural, Traktion 5, Steinberg’s UR44 and much more…
  • Tutorials – This month we explain how to produce techno in the third part of our series, we have power user tutorials for Logic Pro, Reason and Cubase
  • The Ten Synths that made Synth-Pop – In celebration of sister mag Classic Pop’s 80’s Synth Pop Special we round up the ten synths that made 80’s synth pop.


On the DVD


It’s time to go deep with our exclusive pack of warm and atmospheric house stabs. You’ll also find sample loops and MIDI melodies, tutorials on Live and Maschine, videos of Roland’s Aira plus the usual demos, freeware and tutorial files.

Deep House Stabs

The last year has seen deep house leap from the underground and into the charts, with acts like Disclosure and Duke Dumont securing top 10 slots. The stacked-chord synth stab is a staple of the modern deep house sound, often based around a single, fixed chord shape played rhythmically in a sampler. Synth master Richard James has dusted off his Juno 60 and Access Virus to craft an exclusive pack of 140 deep and effected stabs in a variety of keys and chord shapes. The majority of the hits have fairly long reverb tails, so play with the envelopes if you need tighter sounds.

Lounge & Chillout

Equinox Sounds is here to help inspire new track ideas with another collection of MIDI loops for creating a wide variety of slow-tempo music styles such as chillout, lounge and downtempo. You’ll find five kits in total divided into folders, with individual loops for bass, drums, piano, bells, strings and pads alongside more esoteric instruments.

Each kit and file is labelled with key and tempo, but of course these are just suggestions, as you can tweak and edit to your heart’s content in your DAW of choice.


TR-8, TB-3 & Modular Synths

If you read our exclusive review of Roland’s TR-8 and TB-3 in last month’s issue and are hungry for more, we’ve got two great videos courtesy of Point Blank Music School of tutor Paul Crossman exploring both units. Crossman focuses on the presets, effects and performance controls, hooking up both instruments to play alongside each other. There’s also a modular synth masterclass taken from LEAF 2013, which sees Mute Records founder and electronic music legend Daniel Miller discuss the current resurgence in modular synths and program some sounds on his own system.


And much much more!

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