10 years back
Plus ça change: 134 offered some advice still useful today… and some less so
When the Earth inevitably explodes in a massive fireball, we wouldn’t bet against MIDI being the only thing that survives. It might have been around for 35 years, but it still plays an extremely crucial role in electronic music-making – even if many of us no longer have 5-pin DIN cables hanging around our studios. The same was true for our January 2009 issue, when we headlined 134 with a pretty chunky guide on how to use MIDI in your music software. “MIDI might have been around for 35 years, but it still plays a crucial role”
Elsewhere, we took another look at the growing iOS music making market, which was, by now, starting to take shape. Relatedly, we asked if multitouch was the future of computer music control; Apple might have embraced this wholeheartedly on their mobile devices, but a touchscreen Mac appears to be as far away as ever – and no, the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro doesn’t count.
Finally, we showed you how to emulate the sound of a scratch DJ in your tracker software. If you’re a long-time reader who actually did get involved and did it, do get in touch and let us know.
Issue 134 offered a free dynamic phaser plugin and everything you could want to know about MIDI