Electronic Musician – November 2021
| 68 pages | USA | English | PDF | 9.4 Mb |The new ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN is a “must have” resource for anyone who makes music, plays music, and shares music. Every issue includes "gig tested" product reviews on music gear, tons of how-to's, and interviews with today's stars revealing the secrets of their songwriting approaches and audio-production concepts.
Given everything that's happened in the past couple of years, it would be easy to forget just how important a good bassline can be. With clubs, festivals and concerts on hold, many of us went several months without hearing music on a proper, powerful sound system. Getting back out into the realms of live shows and in-person DJ set though, that's the first thing that hits you: the bass. Whether it's a rumbling techno kick, a slick live funk groove or cacophonous synth drone, there's nothing like being physically moved by a powerful bass part.
That's why it's vital that you get the low end elements of your productions right. A good bassline and the right sound is the foundation on which your track is built. That's what we're here to help with in this issue's cover feature. We're taking a look at all things bass. From the
process of composing your bassline, through to designing a sound and making sure it sits right in the mix.
On the subject of monster basslines – excuse the segue – we've an absolute beast of a synth on review this issue too. The return of a true
classic: Sequential's hugely influential Prophet-5. Anybody that tells you that you must have a specific instrument in order to make great music is clearly lying, but getting hands-on with a bonafide classic like the Prophet does hammer home exactly why certain instruments have been involved in so many classic tracks by iconic artists. A Prophet-5 won't make you a multi-platinunum artist, but a scan through the presets will sure make you feel like one. (Spoiler alert: we like it!)
We hope you enjoy this issue of Electronic Musician.