Beat English 06/07-2020

Beat combines competent hardware and software tests with dedicated reviews as well as reports and interviews from musicians and the music business. We will report on music production with the latest synthesizers and computers, introduce new trends in recording, and always have our finger on the pulse with up-to-date reports. Many well-known specialist report on the widespread music production solutions and experienced editors take care of the most important entertainment and scene topics. This magazine is a platform for musicians and contains a regular demo and MP3 section for readers as well as a download with high-quality sample and music files for creative musicians. Software licenses available while stock lasts. You can check the availability of each product here:

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Hello to all the BEAT readers, as you have already noticed in our letters: Corona made us work from home office as well, so we had to postpone our May issue. But as promised, we are now back at our best and we are happy to present you a summer issue that's full to bursting. Synth Highlights 2020 In our big Total Synths special we have taken a closer look at all the new models for you and one thing is for sure: There has never been a better time to be a synthesizer fan than today. Every month, exciting new models are released, in all shapes and colours and in every price range. Whether you are planning your entry into the world of hardware synthesizers or want to expand your existing…

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three top dvd full versions!

Sound colossus for hooks & basses Waves Element 2 Curtain up for our full DVD version of Waves! Whether analog standards or modern club sounds: Element 2 inspires as a versatile, intuitive synthesizer with assertive and lively sound. The virtual-analogue sound generator not only shines with a wide range of presets with high musical value, but also invites you to make your own sound thanks to its intuitive user interface! | License under: win | mac All serial numbers securely accessible: Beat Serial-Center To ensure that none of your serial numbers will get lost in future (e.g. during a new installation, Outlook crash or disk crash), you can now conveniently manage them online. The advantages are obvious: The editors can send you individual software updates and you have access to all serials at any…

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beat magazine dvd # 174 now more than ever: monthly 8.5 gb of valuable software on dvd.

As usual, you will find a multi-faceted range of exciting plug-ins, sounds and samples on our magazine DVD. With our highlight, the intuitive synthesizer Waves Element 2, you'll be perfectly prepared for classic analog sounds as well as modern sounds. Another highlight is the powerful mixing and mastering tool T-RackS ONE from IK Multimedia. You can also look forward to a beat-exclusive package from W.A. Production with construction kits, samples and presets, as well as the inspiring Quarantine Kit by DJ Jon Sine. Fresh and exciting sounds for friends of analog sounds is on board in form of samples of the Korg MS-50 and selected Vermona synthesizers. All sounds are available in different formats and are royalty free and for free use in own productions. Please pay attention to the license…

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navigator: best of beat # 174

The common thread: Beat issue 06+07/2020 For many years, Beat has been inspiring its readers not only with practical and musical topics, but above all with the tight integration of editorial content. From the very beginning, Beat is all about creating, about the structured building of ideas and the common thread - in the magazine as well as in the tracks. This navigator shows you the highlights of this issue and allows you to see the big picture. Special: Synth Highlights 2020 One thing is for sure: There was no better time for being a fan of synthesizer than today: Every month, exciting new models are released in all shapes and colors and in every price range. Whether you are planning your entry into the world of hardware synthesizers or want to expand…

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facts | opinion | news | products magazine

Epic drums for little money: Herringbone by Drums made of glass, metal and stone: With Herringbone, releases its third instrument for HALion Sonic SE. More than 100 different sounds were sampled by Paul Marx and Matthias Basedow in a Lost Place in Leipzig. Herringbone has a particular attack dynamic. In the sound design process, individual velocity levels were created for each and every sample and simulated with the audio effect CALDO. This makes Herringbone sound extremely dynamic in its intensity and delivers raw sounding drums, distorted sounds as well as epic percussion. With four integrated effects, the instrument is flexible and suitable for various genres. This instrument requires Steinberg HALion HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 or HALion Sonic SE 3, the last-mentioned can be downloaded here for free. HALion runs on…

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show us your creativity as a producer

HOW DOES IT WORK? On the Beat DVD, you will find a melody as a WAV file in 120 BPM, played with five different instruments. Choose one of these samples and produce a short song (instrumental or with vocals) between 0:30 and 1:30 minutes. One of the samples should be heard at least once in its full length. All other producer decisions are up to you. You are free to choose the genre and the instrumentation and to develop your composition, arrangement and mix. JOIN IN! You will find instructions for submitting your track on the DVD. Your production will be evaluated by a jury of 5 producers by and BEAT. Decision factors are musical creativity and production skills. The participation deadline is June 20, 2020. We wish you…