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
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!