Issue 22 of Music Tech Magazine
The year is drawing to an end, the nights have got as long and cold as they\'re going to, and the inevitable seasonal pop songs are fighting for the coveted Christmas Number One slot. A perfect time, then, for warming by the fire, enjoying a drink and catching up on the latest music technology developments with Issue 22 of Music Tech Magazine.
This month we bring you a massive cover feature on how to create effective soundtracks. Music to picture has been one of the more productive furrows for composers and engineers in recent times, so if you fancy yourself as the next John Williams, Music Tech Magazine is the place to start.
Issue 22 also includes an excellent article on advanced recording techniques for electric guitar, written by professional engineer and regular MTM contributor, Huw Price. We reviewed Logic Pro 7 last issue, and this time we take a practical look at all the latest features that Apple has added, including distributed audio processing, Apple Loops, Guitar Amp Pro and the new instruments Sculpture and UltraBeat. In addition to all this, tutorials on Cubase SX/SL 2, Pro Tools LE and Logic Pro 6 and two more Ten Minute Masters, this time on Sequencers and Exciters and Enhancers should give you plenty to get your teeth into over the holiday. Be sure to check out our newest feature Back Track, which this month discusses the recording of PJ Harvey\'s 1995 single Down By The Water.
If you still haven\'t finished your Christmas shopping, then you\'d better hurry up, and with only one week to go you might need some ideas. Our reviews section should help you to pick the best of the month\'s hardware, software and samples. This month we have reviews of Mackie\'s Spike and Control C4, the Nord G2X synth, Battery 2, Stylus RMX and loads more, including a preview of Propellerhead\'s soon-to-be-released Reason 3.0 software music studio.
Taped to the cover of Issue 22 you\'ll find Cubase SX/SL 3 Power! - a 64-page guide to using SX3 brought to you in conjunction with Thomson Learning. Plus you get the usual coverdisc featuring seven classic sampled synth instruments, some unusual impulse responses, demos of Battery 2, iZotope Spectron, Ultra Analog VST and eight fully working versions of Kjaerhus\'s Classic Series of effects.
Go on, get down to your newsagent and grab yourself an issue to enjoy over the holiday.
All the best.
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