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CONTENTS

In the issue…

THE NEXT

THE VERY BEST GEAR FOR A NEW

DECADE OF MUSIC MAKING

Your DVD Turn the page for a full list of the contents of the MusicTech Issue 204 DVD

4 March 2020 MusicTech

FEATURESNew Year New Gear

12

A truckload of brand-new tech from the first NAMM show of the 2020s The Joy of Pads 26 How the synth pad can be the perfect production device to increase your track's emotional intensity

INTERVIEWS Ørjan Nilsen 34 One of Norway's finest DJs talks to us about his career and the shifting sands of the industry Matt Black 38 The Coldcut legend and founder of Ninja Tune speaks to us about his illustrious career Space Dimension Controller 118 The Intergalactic producer takes us on a trip behind his new album James Hurr 124 Engineer James Hurr on what makes him tick and how the magic unfolds in his London Studio

TUTORIALSPro Tools 44 Using Automation modes Logic Pro X 48 Ambient shimmer pads Ableton Live 52 Introducing keyboards Cubase 56 Score editing Studio One 62 Using Presence XT as a sampler FL Studio 68 Making old-school hip-hop beats

REVIEWSKORG Krome EX

74

SONOKINETIC Modal Runs

78

AMS NEVE RMX 16 500 Series 80 ROB PAPEN Punch 2 82 SOFTUBE Console 1 Fader 84

CABLEGUYS CrushShaper

87

QU-BIT Bloom

89

PRESONUS Atom

92

SONNOX Oxford Drum Gate 94 DYNAUDIO Core 7 96 NOVATION Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini Mk3 98 ORCHESTRAL TOOLS Junkie XL Brass 100 ARTURIA Pigments 2 102 THERMIONIC CULTURE Snow Petrel 104 WALDORF Kyra 108 WAVES Berzerk 112 Mini Reviews 114 Six Of The Best: Mixing Tutorials 116

REGULARSWelcome 3 Disc page 6 News 8 Subscriptions 106 Rewind: Xtreme Lead-1 130

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