EM Editor's Note: Welcome, and Welcome Back

Hello, EQ and EM readers.Wondering what happened toyour old magazines? Welcome tothe new Electronic Musician.These days, making great musicmeans becoming an expert at alot of things—from writing lyricsto recording a perfect take, toworking the stage, to marketingyour “brand.”

Hello, EQ and EM readers. Wondering what happened to your old magazines? Welcome to the new Electronic Musician. These days, making great music means becoming an expert at a lot of things—from writing lyrics to recording a perfect take, to working the stage, to marketing your “brand.” But there hasn''t been a single source for all of this information, until now: We''ve merged EQ and EM, taken the best content from both magazines, and expanded our focus to provide guidance on everything from songwriting to social media, while keeping the deep technology perspective and insightful artist profiles that drew you to both magazines in the first place.

We''ve come full-circle in this merger: I took over EQ magazine last fall, after 14 years at Electronic Musician''s sister magazine, Mix. And longtime EM readers already know Craig Anderton, who served as editor for the magazine''s first five years, way back in the mid-''80s. Craig has been EQ''s Executive Editor for the past five years, a role that he carries over to the new Electronic Musician, where he''ll continue sharpening our technology focus while providing his trademark wit and wisdom. (To get a taste, check out the new “Craig''s List” column on our back page.)

So, what''s new? We''ve kept in-depth tech features from each mag—such as EQ''s “Roundup” and “Power Apps” and EM''s “Master Class”—and added more reviews, more tips and techniques, more career advice, and of course, more artist profiles, beginning with our Foo Fighters cover feature. And we''ve expanded this “Community” section to give you, our readers, more of a voice. Hey, we''re all in it together, right? The new Electronic Musician is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to make better music, from the studio to the stage. We''re convinced you''ll agree.