MusicTech Focus is the high quality, special edition magazine from the publishers of MusicTech. Each issue takes a leading music production software package or key technique, and dedicates 132 pages to giving the reader practical, hands-on information to master the subject. MusicTech Focus takes the very best of MusicTech's normal software or technique coverage, and adds brand new workshops, interviews and hardware round-ups to give readers the complete guide to that subject.
The guides can be bought separately in-app or multiple guides can be purchased at reduced bundle prices.
The guides available inside this app are as follows:
-Ableton Live 8
-Guitar Tech v.1
-Logic Pro 9
-Logic Pro 9 v2
-Masterclass Recording and Production
This is a free app download with paid content within. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.
-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period, you will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.
Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.
We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store
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It might be one of the best music technology magazines I've had in a long time. Very informative and very easy to read.
Same info always - takes ages to release new issues by orangesider
Not sure if this is part of Future, but you can see they don't spend much time on it, or rather they out their energy on the wrong subjects to release their specials. For the past 3 years you get the same... Learn logic, learn live, the only thing they change is the number of the year. Nothing about other techniques, or daws. In addition, they take ages to release a new issue of the same, again, when it is not logic it's live. I haven't seen an issue on cubase in years. Boring magazine and expensive for what you get.
Great Information- bargain price by bamboof
I ALWAYS learn something new and worthwhile from each issue. The "import" newsstand price here in the US is roughly 4-5 times the price of the iPad version. Good deal!!
Love the app & material, but... by Ze Bender
Have to give it one star until they update The app and make the most recent issues available. Why else would I subscribe? The new music tech focus has been out for a couple of weeks now and still not available on the app. What's the deal?
Music tech focus by Thidges
By far best music producing mag. Great Ableton articles but also their hardware and virtual instruments, VST's reviews always interesting and in general spot on.!!!
Awesome Mag by FrankKeyC
The content provided in these mags is nothing short of excellent. All of the information is useable immediately. I can't think of a better way to stay current on music tech.
Just a pdf by joost4u
This is just a converted pdf, too small to read comfortably on the ipad. i am constantly zooming and panning. i generally like the info provided but cant stand reading it on the ipad
Bad update by georgelegeriii
Well, this update simply doesn't work. Trying to restore my older purchases crashes the app, as does trying to even open the options (this after trying to reset things by deleting and reinstalling the app a number of times).
Great magazine, terrible app...
Very useful! by NicoleLashea
This mag is very useful for want ever DAW you use.
Needs More Focus by jareichow
The app works fine, no issues. This review is for the magazine itself. The subject matter is usually well chosen to my liking attracting me to purchase the articles. It seems like I am usually disappointed with the article depth. My understanding is that this mag should be for a more in depth look at techniques. If all the articles are going to consist of 101 content depth such as putting new strings on your guitar and tuning your instrument between takes this mag should be renamed to Musictech 101 and priced accordingly. I will probably continue to purchase select issues as I can usually get one useful tip out of it.
Good Content by KC_Chris
Never had a problem. CD content should be downloadable within magazine or a separate area.
Good magazines but... by DAVID PIERSON
You need to be able to download the bonus cd online, you shouldn't pay the same price for no cd.
Lots of content but not very deep. by Kamakaze78
The months that contain the software that I use are very good but I don't need most months because they're either about software that I don't have or on subject matter that I don't need. Also they're very expensive, not compare to the print version but still pretty expensive for a magazine.
Support is horrible thank god the content is worth it by BOnekea
So I've had this app for the past month and bought the logic volume 3. Well today it decided to stop working. Reset the app, ipad and still no luck. Was it too much to request this in a format that wasn't reliant on The Internet? I've bought every mtf magazine in the past few years and decided to try this version. It's awesome when it works but stinks when you can't even open the issue.
They need to sort this out.
Really bad! by DrShoe
This app doesn't work. I would give it zero stars at all.
App Won't Even Open by Bcgreen
Need I say more?
Come on.. by Dee_Kay8675309
This is getting so bad. Give me my $20 back or fix this!!!! This is really poor service!
Magazine doesn't work. by Xasin
I just purchased 5 old issue bundle and the magazine just crashed. Now it doesn't even open up. Should've read the reviews... come on fix this crash issue. Even tried reinstalling the magazine.
Doesn't work since update by ejames80
Never really noticed a resolution problem on iPhone 4, maybe my eyesight is just bad, but ever since I updated I can't read the issues I bought. It just comes up on a black screen. This really needs to be fixed ASAP
Seriously needs update by Baskervilles
When the app works well and the magazine looks super on the iPad.
Right now, the magazines are black and don't show up.
I downloaded the app to get the Native Instruments issue of Music Tech. There isn't much N.I. literature out there. It seemed like 70% of the magazine was simply describing the product, which is fairly useless for people who already own it. I didn't want a brochure, I wanted tips, suggestions and tutorials. I would imagine that most people buying the mag own a version of the product already and don't need sub-beginner explanations of what it does.
The Masterclass magazines from Music Tech are much better. Although there are millions of ads, there is more content and useful suggestions.
On the iPad: nice! On the iPhone: uh... by Mujah
The iPad version of this app works great! However, on the iPhone, this app looks like it wasn't even designed with pre-Retina Display iPhones. The rendering quality is so poor that I can't read a thing.
Aside from that, there also seems to be an issue with registering an account right now (tells me to check my Internet connection as I'm downloading my free issue without a problem), which makes it difficult to invest in any more issues because I don't know if they'll be restorable purchases. All in all, the app has potential, but has to address some fundamental problems first.
The magazine, however, is Grade-A information. If you have an iPad, get it for the "free" issue (you pay for the app, right?); get more after they fix the app.
Garbage! Such a mess of an app by robertginkgo
The resolution of the purchased issues is so low that I literally cannot read the thing- the pixels are larger than he actual letters of text. Plus, its super slow and always thinks I'm trying to buy something each time I open or close it. Worst app I've use yet.