10 years back

Plus ça change: 134 of­fered some ad­vice still use­ful to­day… and some less so

Computer Music - - News -

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

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