oh crap ! It said available for PC. It didn't say that you have to install some specific bit of software (in this case Chrome) until after I'd paid for it. I won't have Chrome on my PC, I already have IE and Firefox, and a pdf reader. Unable to access the magazine I can't access the downloads. They should make this clear from the start before you make payment.
Cumbersome to read on my Windows 7 laptop and cannot download for offline reading. So I open it up on my Android tablet and it's a little easier to navigate and read, but still no offline reading or download. Windows version is unreadable. It zooms in, but wont scroll. Maybe it's better on an iPad or Win 10 or something. I much prefer the print version at this point. If you cant download it then it's essentially a website isnt it? Except it it difficult to navigate and hard to read.
Good mag poor reader Love the mag but the reader interface is a disaster! Finding the issue I want and the page is a nightmare of sliding and clicking. Back to the hard copy for me. Electronic media should be searchable and accessable.
THE must-have mag for computer musicians. Nothing else quite like it, especially if you're mostly software-based, this is a must-read. The giveaways alone usually justify the cover price, especially the digital editions, but the contents will delight too. As the market leader the CM team are able to secure great software deals, whether CM special editions, or full-fat versions like Z3ta+ which are great for filling out your toolkit. The only one tiny niggle is the shrinking of the Freeware section in recent editions, so would like to see more of that, but a great publication in any case. UPDATE: I noticed that the Freeware section has expanded again in the last few editions, which is great.
Doesnt work Cant access back issues, just keeps saying have not downloaded enough to begin reading but never downloads
Essential! Anyone that makes computer based music at home can benefit from this magazine. The articles are great, covering everything from the basics through to more technical tricks of well established artists. Reviews are very helpful, and new editions are always bang up to date with the latest toys. But the icing on the cake is without doubt the amazing free plug in suite and other quality freebies that come with every edition. The downloadable content alone is worth every penny, and major plug in developers provide special versions of some of their greatest products to CM. These, together with the superb tutorials including loads of video content cannot be found anywhere else, as far as I have seen.