Computer Music magazine has launched its 214th issue, “Ultimate Freeware 2015″.
In our cover feature, we’ll show you the free software to use if you’re looking for professional results without splashing ANY cash. We’ve trawled the internet for gratis plugins and come back with only the cream of the crop. Find out where to find them and how to use them across 15 pages and 23 videos.
You’ll get the lowdown on:
The best free synths out there right now, how they sound and how to use them – Datsounds OBDX, Green Oak Crystal, u-he Triple Cheese, TAL NoiseMarker and more;
34 free mixing effects, from classic EQs and compressors, through modern stereo and pitch manipulation tools, and many more;
Free tools that can take your sound and your workflow to the next level;
Where to find 36 new creative effects for your plugins folder. Whether you’re into glitching, pitching, phase, delays, or any other sound-skewing tools, we’ll give you the goss on the best stuff out there;
How to get the best of Linux as a free software studio – our video will take you on a tour of the best Linux-based tools and noisemakers
…And a lot more
The new issue is available for purchase at Apple Newsstand, Google Play, Zinio, and in print.
Toontrack has announced that its EZdrummer 2 drum production tool has won the Computer Music Music Software of the Year award in the MIA Music Awards 2014.
It was nominated together with several other major brands by an esteemed panel of judges and ultimately chosen to win through public voting. The award ceremony was held by the Music Industries Association (MIA) in partnership with NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and took place at The Park Plaza Riverbank, London earlier in the week. This is the latest of many awards that EZdrummer 2 has received since its release only six months ago.
”When we launched EZdrummer 2, we said that we were changing the game. It may have seemed bold to some, but the praise of our customers, the industry and the unparalleled success of the program keeps confirming that it was rather an understatement. We simply couldn’t be more proud on a day like this”, commented Peter Knutsson, Toontrack’s CEO, after the announcement.
”This is a testament of all the work that went into making EZdrummer 2 the most easy-to-use yet powerful drum production tool on the market”, said Erik Phersson, Toontrack’s head of development. ”It’s a truly great honor to be recognized by the industry, singled out from among our peers and most importantly, have our end-users confirm once again that EZdrummer 2 remains the undisputed number one tool for intuitive drum production.”
Computer Music has announced the release of Drum & Bass All-Stars, a free sample pack featuring sounds from E-Z Rollers, InsideInfo, Optiv & BTK, Nookie, Stanza and Sinistarr.
To celebrate Computer Music magazine’s huge Drum & Bass Focus 2014 issue, we’re throwing an equally massive DnB Weekend. And to help get things off to a slamming start, we’ve put together a star-studded DnB sample pack giveaway just for you!
This whopping 1GB collection of sounds contains over 650 WAV samples created exclusively for CM by six of the best drum & bass producers around – and they’re yours for free.
The sounds come from some of Computer Music’s greatest VIP Series sample packs, and you’ll find all the audio files you’ll ever need to create professional drum & bass in all its forms. From the live breaks of E-Z Rollers to the techy sounds of InsideInfo and rolling darkness of Optiv & BTK; through to the cool liquid of Nookie, Stanza’s upfront power, and the intelligent experiments of Sinistarr.
The download is available from Computer Music at no charge.
Humanoid Sound Systems has announced that a free copy of ENZYME CM is available in the latest issue of Computer Music magazine.
The current issue of Computer Music Magazine (issue 202) has ENZYME CM featured on the cover disk. This is a free version of ENZYME, specially developed for CM magazine readers, which contains 50 presets, full ENZYME synthesis engine and a free bonus bank available if you pop on over and ‘like’ us on Facebook!
AND that’s not all……. there is also a special discount code for CM readers to use when purchasing the full version of ENZYME!
Ready to grab your copy of the mag? It’s available in both paper and digital formats and some of the options even let you have it for free……Can your day get any better?
So…… follow the linky links, Grab your copy of the magazine, download your free version and get creating……Simples!
Computer Music 202 is now available to purchase from Apple Newsstand, Google Play, Zinio, and as a print edition.
Computer Music has announced that its latest magazine includes a free copy of SKnote Snap, a transient exciter plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Brighten or dull the attack and sustain of your sounds with Snap, a unique transient exciter plugin created exclusively for CM by software perfectionists SKnote. Their other analogue-flavoured creations include the console-emulating Stripbus, tape saturator Roundtone, and the mighty MCAudioLab EQ1passive equaliser.
Snap detects your incoming transients (or attack) and allows you to apply two intelligently-linked filters to your signal. You can add brightness to a snare or hi-hat’s crack, tame a drum group’s spikiness, or soften a piano’s sustain without blunting its attack.
SKnote Snap features
‘Hit’ and ‘Body’ knobs to treat attack and/or sustain for precise dynamic sculpting.
Brighten or dull transients independently of the signal’s sustain.
Great for shaping drums, percussion, guitars, groups or mixes.
Transient metering and value readouts.
Clear, compact interface.
32-/64-bit PC VST.
32-/64-bit Mac AU/VST.
The plugin is included with Computer Music 197 (and onwards).
Future Publishing Limited has announced the Producer Sessions Live 2013, the UK’s premier event for hi-tech music, bringing together intimate tutorial sessions from the biggest names in music production alongside the chance to get hands-on … read more
Cableguys has updated the VolumeShaper and WaveShaper CM effect plug-ins for version 3.1.3 and 1.1.1 respectively. VolumeShaper and WaveShaper CM can now be used on mono channels, too. If you’re using Logic, you might need … read more
Cableguys has announced WaveShaper CM, a waveshaping distortion effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. Free with Computer Music magazine, WaveShaper CM is a plugin effect that lets you design your own distortion curves and analyse … read more
Computer Music 188 includes the Curve 2 CM edition of the flexible software synthesizer for Windows and Mac by CableGuys. Cableguys Curve 2 CM Edition. This plugin is FREE and exclusive to Computer Music magazine. … read more
Zinio is offering additional discounts of up to 50% off its top 350 magazines in a limited time holiday sale. Zinio is more than a mobile reading application. We’ve spent the last decade creating the … read more
Computer Magazine’s 185th issue includes RG-Muted CM, a virtual guitar instrument by Rob Papen. Computer Music Edition of Rob Papen’s RG Rhythm Guitar plug-in for PC and Mac. Make superb rhythm guitar parts with this … read more
eaReckon has updated all five of the plug-ins in the ANALOG87 Series to version 1.1.5. The ANALOG87 series features 5 plugins. These have been designed and fine tuned “by human ears” and except for PR-EQUA87, … read more
Computer Music has announced that the digital edition of Computer Music 182 now includes downloads of the content previously only included with the cover DVD of the print edition. Computer Music’s editor writes: Downloads are … read more
Computer Music 179 includes the DDMF CM EQ Pack, a bundle of two equalizer effect plugins for Windows and Mac. CM versions of DDMF’s IIEQ Pro and LM10 plug-ins are included in Computer Music 179. … read more
Computer Music is offering its readers a chance to win various u-he plug-ins in the CM178 u-he Competition. For Computer Music 178’s competition, we’ve got together with u-he software – the creators of our very … read more
Computer Music Magazine has launched another competition, offering ten copies of KV331 AUdio’s SynthMaster 2.5 synthesizer plug-in. For Computer Music 176’s competition, we’ve teamed up with KV331 Audio to give away TEN copies of their … read more
Dmitry Sches has released DiversionFX Computer Music Edition, a free multi-effect plugin based on the Diversion synthesizer. DiversionFX Computer Music Edition DiversionFX CM Edition features Input processing – DiversionFX offers two bus processors to transform … read more
Computer Music has launched a new competition with many PreSonus prizes. For Computer Music 175’s competition, we’re giving away £2354 of incredible prizes from PreSonus! TWO main prize winners will each receive one of PreSonus’ … read more
Computer Music has announced a competition in which you can win Waldorf plug-ins. For Computer Music 174’s competition, we’re giving away €1032 of awesome prizes from synth legends Waldorf! Four first-place winners can each choose … read more
The Computer Music Production School has announced a Black Friday Open Enrollment Event for their All-in-One Complete Online Music Course, featuring a 50% discount on open enrollment. The Computer Music Production School’s All-in-One Complete online … read more