Though it was only a few issues ago that we contemplated the future of music, we came to the realisation that the future is now! With more effects at our disposal than ever before, we tour the modern arsenal of plug-in effects, tools and software that you might not even realise existed! Elsewhere, we speak to the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff about his production and DJing ethos, and join Detroit-based artist Klayton, whose love of 80s electronic and metal bands has borne many fruitful projects, not to mention an amazing studio. We put Hans Zimmer Strings to the test, as well as a slew of new pieces of gear and software in our expanded reviews section. Additionally, there’s 4 new tutorials for Live, Logic, Cubase and Pro Tools, brand-new tips, retrospectives and our Essential Guide series draws to a close with a 101 to recording. We hope you enjoy the issue!
MusicTech Issue 183 includes:
- Future Effects – We explore the possibilities of the new generation of music production software
- Interviews – Hip-hop hero Jazzy Jeff talks to us about his philosophy of production and DJing, plus his new collaboration with Pioneer, and we join electro-rock veteran, Celldweller, for a tour of his incredible studio as he explains his love of hardware.
- Tutorials – Learn how to get the best out of Ableton Live Lite, create some lo-fi goodness with Logic’s Phat FX, integrate hardware with Cubase 9.5 and experiment with 3 types of reverb in Pro Tools.
- Reviews – We review Hans Zimmer Strings, Vanguard V13, Chandler Limited 500 Series, Sonokinetic Noir, Teenage Engineering PO-33 & PO-35, E-Instruments Session Keys Upright, Gothic Instruments Dronar modules, Big Bear Audio MP1 & MP1+ and more…
- Essential Guide – Understanding audio interfaces and how to master the basics of getting your music recorded.
- DVD – 4GB of loops, samples and videos including Lo-Fi House, Soulful Grooves, Synth Bass and Point Blank’s deconstruction of Calvin Harris’ ‘Slide’ featuring Frank Ocean & Migos.