electronic MUSICIAN - November - 2013 - MGMT
The November 2013 issue of electronic MUSICIAN features MGMT whose 2008 album, Oracular Spectacular catapulted Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden into the stratosphere with blockbuster tracks like "Kids" and "Electric Feel." Five years and two albums later, the duo reconnect with producer David Fridmann and turn toward an unconventional, improvisational studio to craft MGMT.
Arctic Monkeys - On the British post-punk rockers' fifth record, AM, shifts in musical direction, songwriting process, and recording techniques can all be traced back to one thing: a cassette four-track. Follow the sonic evolution from rough demo to polished perfections.
Dan Trueman and So Percussion - The musical mad scientist and avant-garde ensemble combine forces in the studio and onstage to create the gorgeous Neither Anvil Nor Pulley. We untangle the intricate technical web.
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Electro-Voice ZLX - Stage monitors.
Jam Origin - MIDI guitar
The Metasonix R-54 Supermodule - Learn why modular synths and vacuum tubes go together like peanut butter and chocolate.
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Production - Granular synthesis 101.
Propellerhead Reason - Add rack effects to Kong percussion.
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