Favorite Music Mag

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Favorite Music Mag

Post by jb61264 » Thu May 25, 2006 5:00 pm

I find that Computer Music magazine is must have reading material for my music making hobby...I know there have to be other good ones out there...I had a subscription to Electronic Musician but it just didn't stack up to Computer Music in my opinion...I've heard Sound on Sound is great...are there any other magazines that you would consider must have?

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Post by Nikolaus » Thu May 25, 2006 5:07 pm

in german: "de:bug"

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Post by jerry123 » Thu May 25, 2006 5:12 pm

Tape Op caters to the 'creative' producer. Tons of great info and writers that have respect for home/project stuido producers.

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Post by kennerb » Thu May 25, 2006 5:16 pm

TapeOp, Remix, and Sound on Sound are the most appealing to me right now. Remix bugged me for a while because it was getting to gear heavy and not as in depth with the artists but it seems like they are getting real again.
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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Thu May 25, 2006 5:18 pm

Tape Op.

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Post by Anubis » Thu May 25, 2006 5:19 pm

I love all them glossy UK mags: CM, FM, SOS, Music Tech... hey, whatever happened to Digital Music Maker? I haven't seen that one for a while.
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Post by Hypomixolydian » Thu May 25, 2006 5:30 pm

Anubis wrote:I love all them glossy UK mags: CM, FM, SOS, Music Tech... hey, whatever happened to Digital Music Maker? I haven't seen that one for a while.
In my opinion Digital Music Maker was the best of them all by far (sort of). It had special issues dedicated to one application only, such as Reason, Cubase etc... I rang the publisher because I wanted a subscription, but the mag wasn't selling enough. Shame really. Luckily for me I managed to buy every issue including the specials.
For in depth stuff Sound on Sound covers things far more deeply. Computer Music is good though particularly for free samples and sometimes free software. The others you mention are good too, though in my opinion not as good as SOS or CM.
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Post by dj_statikfire » Thu May 25, 2006 5:31 pm

my favorite music magazine is probably wikipedia.org and archive.org


computer music has great articles, but i feel like i know most of what they teach, so it's for noobs

remix is okay

normally, i scan the new products and the kit lists, and read little else
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Post by dj superflat » Thu May 25, 2006 5:52 pm

i just go to the bookstore and read whatever seems relevant from any of them. but can't say that any of them is so consistently informative/useful that i'd subscribe. (mostly gear porn so far as i can tell.)

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Post by jb61264 » Thu May 25, 2006 6:53 pm

I'd love to get a subscription to Sound on Sound....does anyone subscribe to the online version of the mag?...I prefer the hardcopy of a magazine.

A magazines I find completely useless is FutureMusic

Okay...how about favorite forums available on the net.

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Post by leisuremuffin » Thu May 25, 2006 7:44 pm

the thing that's so great about tape op is that it's mostly still real journalism, it's not just another advertising rag.


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Post by jb61264 » Thu May 25, 2006 7:46 pm

leisuremuffin wrote:the thing that's so great about tape op is that it's mostly still real journalism, it's not just another advertising rag.
do they have a web site with an online version?

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Post by kennerb » Thu May 25, 2006 7:48 pm

jb61264 wrote:
leisuremuffin wrote:the thing that's so great about tape op is that it's mostly still real journalism, it's not just another advertising rag.
do they have a web site with an online version?

http://www.tapeop.com/

back issues and articles + it's a free sub in the US.
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Post by b0unce » Thu May 25, 2006 8:30 pm

i write my own music magazine with wee on my ma's back.
its a tri-daily publication, with plenty of news splashes.

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Post by rasputin » Thu May 25, 2006 8:33 pm

Tape Op is great but seemingly tilted more towards indie guitar bands recording in 8 track studios...not too much electronic. And you can't beat the price!

The best recording and electronic music mag is Sound On Sound. Written by serious people, nicely produced, informative, almost devoid of adverts and inexpensive for americans (USD60/year) These I save every copy of.

Future Music and Computer Music appear to not have editors or proofreaders. The cover CDs (now DVDs) used to have interesting software and samples on them but not that I can tell lately. Each issue of CM seems to be aimed at beginners. The back pages of FM every month repeat the same "buying guide" information. Not a total loss but 50% (and I'm a subscriber! Best way for americans to subscribe is via http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk)

Electronic Musician even in the 90s always seemed to look and read 20 years behind the times (MIDI'ed accordion and how to sequence calypso rhythms, anyone?)

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