Here’s a link to a recent video tutorial I did that appeared on the cover DVD of the May 2013 issue (CM190) of Computer Music magazine.
It gives you a guided tour of what all the knobs and buttons do on the HorNet Fat-Fet vintage analogue-style compressor plug-in, which is kind of cool and can be found given away free with each issue, print or digital. Aside from that though, it also functions as a useful primer on how compressors work generally, and what it is that they do. So if you’ve ever wondered what a compressor really does, or you fancy bagging a free one for use in your own projects, why not check it out?
Computer Music magazine hits the shelves with a particularly high-viz cover this month, and all of my bits and pieces can be found near the front of the issue this time around. In the DVD Tutorial section, I get to introduce you to this month’s free plug-in, the excellent HorNet Fat-Fet. This virtual analogue compressor plug-in is modelled on the famous Universal Audio 1176LN Blue Stripehardware compressor from 1967, and even though the front panel bears no resemblance to the original, it sounds pretty great. You’ll find a full description and in-depth 18-step guide to how to use it on pages 6-8, together with an accompanying video on the cover DVD.
Elsewhere, the CM Plugins Quick Guide feature delves into the innards of the LinPlug CM-505, an exclusive, custom-built analogue drum synth offered as part of the free suite of plugins that comes bundled with each issue of cm. A detailed four-page breakdown of what all the knobs and buttons do, this is the first time I’ve had a go at this kind of feature, and you can see how it turned out on pages 16-19.
So don your shades and get stuck into CM190, available from today in both print and download editions.