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Issue 311

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Generation gap

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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102 82


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?

98 86

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

Contents The Vault | This YourIssue Bonus Content

FM | online vault

On the FM Vault Future Music has outgrown its covermount DVD! We wanted to bring you more samples, sounds and high-quality video than ever before, so we’re putting it up online for you to download. Simply head to the FM ‘Vault’ at the link above, login/ register, then hit ‘add a magazine’ to register this issue and get all the video, audio and samples.

Sample Packs

Exclusive new sounds with every issue groove criminals present…

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instrument loops, basslines, percussive hits and FX rich with the classic metallic sound of FM synthesis.


Hear the gear first with our demos On VIDEO

Audio demos

> Delay Tactics > Modular Monthly: SE Tonestar > The Track: Jonas Blue

> Moog Model D > Yamaha Montage

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Overloaded Beats


crunchy, fuzzy and overdriven beat loops at a host of tempos to add bite and grit to your tracks.



Download the ‘Sample Archive’ packs and get over 8GB of loops, hits and instruments from our back catalogue of high-quality and royalty-free samples. From vintage synths and beats to esoteric sounds and FX – think of it as our best of. All the samples you need to create great music!



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

Watch our videos futuremusicmagazine

All the latest gear from around the world

65 Producer’s Guide

106 Advice

Find us online at

15 Talking Shop: LTO 20 Subscribe to FM

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highlights… 14 iZotope Neutron


14 Apogee Element interfaces

15 Talking Shop: LTO

16 Classic Album: The All Seeing I, Pickled Eggs & Sherbet

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