Issue 26 of Music Tech Magazine is now on-sale.
The first issue of the new-look Music Tech Magazine is out now in shops throughout the UK. After months of behind-the-scenes activity, the wait is finally over.
The magazine has been redesigned from cover to cover to include more content in all the areas you like the best. But don\'t worry; all your old favourites are still in there.
The first thing you\'ll probably notice is that the News section has had a major redesign. We will still cover all the latest hardware and software releases, but we\'ll also now bring you stories from throughout the world of music, and we\'ve added loads of new regulars as well.
We\'ve made the features more concise, so you\'ll get greater variety. And every month, we\'ll have an interview with a well-known artist or producer in which they will discuss their studio, working methods and gear to help you in your work.
The first cover stars of the new-look MTM are UK electronica duo Lemon Jelly, whose new album \'64-\'95 is out now. Nick Franglen from the band took time out from their tour to talk to MTM about the secrets of a good Jelly mix.
Among our other features, Huw Price helps you improve your drum recording techniques, Mark Cousins discusses a recent trip to Prague to record the city\'s Philharmonic Orchestra for a CD of production music, and Keith Gemmell looks at the very latest in copyright licences that enable musicians to share their work more easily.
New Software Workshops replace the old tutorial pages, and more applications will be covered in each issue. This month we offer advice on Logic Pro 7, Sonar 4, Cubase SX/SL3, Reason 3.0 and Pro Tools 6 LE.
And let\'s not forget your old favourites Q&A and Ten Minute Masters on Arranging for a Horn Section and Convolution Processing
Of course MTM wouldn\'t be the same without our reviews pages and Issue 26 is no exception. We\'ve lined up 23 of the hottest new products for review, including the eye-catching Future Retro Revolution, the innovative Hartmann Neuron VS and the new Waves Q-Clone plug-in, which brings your hardware into the software realm.
As always our coverdisc features all the resources you\'ll need to work your way through the magazine, in addition to all the latest demos and over 100MB of samples from Sonic Reality and IK Multimedia\'s Sonik Capsule series, including Upright Bass, Alien Toolkit and 100BPM Loops. A special edition of Native Instruments\' Metaphysical Function sound generator highlights the disc. The instrument is a lite version of the unique audio-visual sound generator that makes up part of the Electronic Instruments 2xt package.
All of this and two competitions worth a total of £5,100, what are you waiting for? Issue 26 is on the shelves now.
Enjoy the issue, and don\'t forget to let me know what you think!
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