electronic MUSICIAN - December 2014 - Superstar Gift Guide

electronic MUSICIAN - December 2014 - Superstar Gift Guide


The December 2014 issue of electronic MUSICIAN features a superstar gift guide!  'Tis the season to find perfect presents for the loved ones on your studio list. We help make your shopping a little more fun by sharing suggestions from our favorite artists, DJs, engineers, and producers.


Dirty Loops - The Swedish fusion trio first found fame through shredding YouTube covers of pop candy by Justin Beiber, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga. Now they've released their own album, Loopified. We go inside the recording sessions.

Kele - Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke talks about tracking his second solo album, Trick, an intimate affair influenced by 2-step garage, dubstep, R&R, and minimal tech-house.

Playlist - New releases we love from Aphex Twin, Annie Lennox, Peter Moren, Gorgon City, and more.


IK Multimedia Sample Tank 3 - Virtual ROMpler gets a major update

Novation Launch Control XL - Tabletop MIDI mixer for live sound and beyond

Tone 2 Elektra 2 - Four-part multitimbral soft synth

Wave DNA Liquid Rhythm 1.4.2 - Drum programming plug-in/standalone workstation

Garritan/Makemusic Abbey Road Studio CFX Concert Grand - Virtual piano library

Eventide Mixing Link - Mic/DI with mono effect loop, mixer, and headphone amp

Anode Meeblip - Portable, open-source synth module

Presonus Monitor Station V2 - Desktop monitor controller

Orange Tree Iconic Bass: Jaco - Sampled bass for NI Kontakt

How To

Master Class - Ring out your P.A. to maximize gain before feedback and improve your sound

Techniques - Recording Troubleshoot crashed DAW

Production - Layer synths to build big dance tracks

Recording - Use the Blumlein techniques to record guitars and vocals


And much more!