Imagine some of those iconic cinematic scenes without the music. The scintillating establishing scenes of Blade Runner’s futuristic Los Angeles, Elliot and E.T. soaring past the full moon on their flying bicycle or Luke Skywalker staring up at the twin suns of Tatooine. In our cover feature this month, we present the complete guide to the process from a professional standpoint, with industry advice and even step-by-step guides to try some of the unique creative processes yourself. In addition to our main feature, we also speak with in-demand composer Junkie XL about his work on top-tier blockbusters and commemorate the 20th anniversary of Air’s Moon Safari in this month’s Recording Spotlight. Our expanded tutorial section now (once again!) covers Pro Tools, as well as our usual range of reviews, tips and the second part of our Essential Guide To Plug-In Effects. We hope you enjoy the issue…
MusicTech Issue 182 includes:
- Music For Picture – Expert tips and industry advice for soundtracking video, with hands-on tutorials to help you nail the techniques
- Interviews – We talk with Producer, remixer and top Hollywood composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) on writing soundtracks for blockbuster movies and catch up with top drum ’n ’ bass producer, DJ and Shogun Audio head Ed Keeley (aka Friction)
- Tutorials – There’s 4 massive tutorials included in this month’s issue including slicing in Ableton Live, using ChromaVerb in Logic, external effects in Cubase and track presets in Pro Tools.
- Reviews – We review Universal Audio’s Arrow, EastWest’s Hollywood Choirs, Dynaudio’s 9s and 18s subwoofers, Arturia’s BeatStep Pro v.2, Roland Boutique Modules and more…
- Recording Spotlight – MusicTech revisits the French duo’s stunning and influential debut, 20 years on from its release
- Essential Guide – Our guide to plug-ins continues with creative and utility effects – plus a comprehensive Buyer’s Guide
- DVD – 4GB of loops, samples and videos including Disco Funk samples, Live 10 tips and tricks, Found Sound hits and Point Blank’s deconstruction of Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy.