Issue 20 of Music Tech Magazine
Perhaps the biggest news this month is that we\'ve had a chance to take an in-depth look at the eagerly awaited Cubase SX3. And what did we find? Well, you\'ll have to read the mag to get the whole story, but the last time I saw our reviewer he was still grinning from ear to ear. Could this be the best software release of the year?
The lead feature in this month\'s Method section is our guide to Creative Sampling. The sampler is one of the most powerful and flexible tools available to modern musicians and yet they\'re often used for little more than triggering a few drum loops and orchestral patches. So why not allow Mark Cousins to lead you through some of the more esoteric ways to use all those new features that developers are adding left, right and centre?
Of course, that\'s not all we\'re throwing your way in issue 20. In the second part of our Music And The Internet feature, Keith Gemmell walks you through setting up a website to help promote your music; and Rob McMinn offers an insight into Building a Specialist Microphone Collection, based on his own wealth of experience of (and questionable emotional attachment to) microphones of all shapes and sizes. All this and we still find space for our usual mix of Cubase, Logic and Pro Tools tutorials, Ten Minute Masters covering Automation and Copyright, and your technical questions answered by our panel of Q&A experts.
When you\'ve got your copy of Music Tech, you\'ll also be able to read reviews of the very latest hardware and software. This month, apart from Cubase SX3, we review M-Audio\'s new 88-note Keystation Pro 88 MIDI controller; E-Labs groove-based loop player Obsession, the PreSonus Firepod, Waves Musicians Bundle II and loads more.
Not only that, but with this month\'s issue, you\'ll also receive trial versions of Version 5 of every Waves plug-in, over 100 royalty-free drum loops, demos of a host of new software, plus our special 64-page Q&A book comprising a collection of answers to your most frequently posed technical quandaries.
What more could you ask? Get yourself down to your local quality newsagent to grab yourself a copy right now!
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