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In this issue of FM, we look both backward and forward.

On the retro side, in this month’s cover, we explore the longevity of analog synthesis. Analog gear has been around for over 50 years now, and while it would be totally incorrect to say that there is no innovation in the realm of analog synths, it is also true that the basic principles of The design of analog synths are remarkably similar to those used in the early 1970s.

In the supposedly future-oriented world of electronic music, why is vintage analog gear still so sought after in 2021? With the functionality of this issue, we study just that and help demystify the terms and techniques around analog synthesis at the same time.

We also look forward to our new ‘Produce like …’ video in which we spend time in the studio with an artist to really understand how he creates his tracks.

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Music of the future 377

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Rival consoles – Ryan Lee West reveals the magic behind his soundtrack of Alexander Whitley’s powerful dance production Overflow

Ross of friends – British artist on synths, sampling and creating his own Max For Live tool for the new album Wire

Jon hopkins – The innovative electronic musician on his creation of his ambient masterpiece Music for psychedelic therapy

Produce like… Danny Byrd – In our new print and video feature we discuss DnB production with the mainstay of Hospital Records

Classic album – Ursula 1000 on her hopping genre LP A little naughty


What is the particularity of analog synths? – We bring you history, tips and gear guides galore in our bumper guide

Producer’s Guide – Master the return of Roland’s cult classic sampler, the SP-404 MKII

Retrospective – We explore the very British vision of techno beep (and bass)


Roland SP-404 MKII

512 Limelight audio

Arturia MiniFuse 2

Focusrite QUICK Verb

Erica Synth Matrix Mixer

Modular: 204D Dual VCF machine room

Focusrite Clarett + 2Pre

Long-term test Behringer RD-8

& more


Synths from the 2000s – Part 2 – We’re wrapping up our celebration of early 2000s synthesis with a pack of pads, chords, arp lines, and multisampled instruments.

Glitch Rhythms – Hopping, jerky grooves and vivid percussion lines galore.

Access the FM sample archive: Download the “Archive” packs and get over 18 GB of loops, tubes and instruments from our high-quality, royalty-free sample catalog. From vintage synths and drum machines to esoteric instruments and effects, think of them as our best. All the samples you need to create great music!

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