On the front cover this month is Cubase 8, the latest version of Steinberg’s DAW software which incorporates powerful tools from Nuendo, and features such as VCA faders and the ability to render audio in place. You can’t seem to go anywhere at the moment without hearing Hozier’s commercial breakthrough ‘Take Me To Church’. In our Inside Track feature this month, we interview producer Rob Kirwan and discover that it was a focus on the track’s least commercial elements that helped make it a hit. We also find out about how the Fall made their ‘Hit The North’ in Classic Tracks, and talk to live sound engineer Bob Pridden about working with The Who.
We also take you to analogue heaven in this issue with reviews of Moog’s Werkstatt Ø1 synth kit and Akai’s Rhythm Wolf drum machine and synth. We test AKG’s flagship K812 open back headphones, Sound Radix Drum Leveler, Apogee’s MiC96k, Jam 96k and One, the Resident Audio T4 Thunderbolt interface, iZotope Iris 2 softsynth and Neve’s 1073 DPX dual mic preamp. We also have reviews of new gear from Cymatic Audio, QSC, Microtech Gefell, PSP, Fishman, Violet Design, Merging, Crane Song, SE Electronics, Radial, Genelec and more.
On top of all that, we have regulars such as DAW workshops, Notes From The Deadline and Spotlight, which this month focuses on hardware samplers.
Tablet editions worldwide and UK/Europe print editions are available now. The USA print edition will be available next week and certain other territories may have to wait longer for the physical version due to shipping.