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The life of a synth fan is driven by two competing instincts. On the one hand, there’s a love of all things vintage; an affection for the warm and imperfect sound of classic analogue circuitry and a lustful desire for anything with a bit of wood panelling. On the other, there’s an excitement at trying new things, be it new cutting-edge technology or a brand new instrument. Well in this issue’s reviews section, we’ve got both sides of the coin covered, in the shape of Moog’s faithful recreation of one of the most iconic synths of all time – the Model D – and Yamaha’s new flagship instrument, the Montage 8. Head for the reviews section on page 78 where we put both through their paces. Also this issue, we’ve been in the studio and on stage with a broad cross-section of artists. Firstly, we’re talking sampling, performance and global culture with Ninja Tune crate digger Romare on page 40. Then on page 50 – and in video form on the Vault – we watch Jonas Blue break down his huge chart smash Perfect Strangers. Plus, we get abstract with Warp experimenters patten on page 70 and talk synths and songwriting with Trentemøller on page 56.
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IN THE STUDIO WITH: Romare His new LP Love Songs: Part Two joins the dots between classic House, Hip-Hop, British Folk, Psychedelic Rock and Blues. We go on a sampling odyssey with Ninja Tune-signed cratedigger Romare
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INTERVIEW: patten We meet up with the experimental duo and find out more about new album, Psi
In-depth tests of all the latest gear INCLUDES AUDIOl
78 Moog Minimoog Model D INCLUDES AUDIOl
82 Yamaha Montage 8
86 Nord Drum 3P
Essential production advice and ideas
90 Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
92 Arturia KeyStep 96 Round-Up: Akai MPC Expansion Packs 98 Native Instruments Komplete 11 Ultimate 102 Group Test: Mid-Priced Headphones 104 Sounds & Samples
REVIEW: Moog Minimoog Model D The legendary Model D has risen again! So how does it measure up to the original?
Delay Tactics Essential effects tips and techniques
Modular Monthly We delve into Studio Electronics’ Tonestar
Producer’s Guide Get the most out of you studio monitors 7
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THE TRACK: Jonas Blue, Perfect Strangers. The Dance producer breaks down the follow-up to his big hit Fast Car
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FEATURE: Delay Tactics Delay is one of the most useful effects in your arsenal. We break down how it works and when to use it
IN THE STUDIO WITH: Trentemøller We meet up with the Danish electronic master in London to talk synths, performance and songwriting
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Expert tips, techniques and tutorials 16 Classic Album: The All Seeing I, Pickled Eggs & Sherbet 24 Album Reviews 26 Feature: Delay Tactics 36 Modular Monthly
In The Studio With: Romare
56 In The Studio With: Trentemøller
12 Elektron Analog Heat 14 iZotope Neutron
70 In The Studio With: patten
14 Apogee Element
108 Gear Guide
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All the latest gear from around the world
65 Producer’s Guide
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