Beat English 10-2020

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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12 Issues

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4 min
three top full versions

Autopilot for Mastering & Mixing iZotope Ozone Elements 9 The little brother of the Ozone 9 mastering suite is an amazingly powerful tool for putting the finishing touches to your tracks, but Ozone 9 Elements can also show off its strengths in mixing. On board are a flexible equalizer, a stereo base widening effect, and a maximizer. The highlight of the plug-in is the Master Assistant, which after a brief analysis of the audio material, offers matching settings for the equalizer and the maximizer. Download: | Info: win | mac Powersynth for All Kinds of Club Music CPS Multimedia Subtraxx 5 This month we exclusively present Subtraxx 5, a virtual-analog synthesizer specializing in dance and trance sounds. With four oscillators including pulse width and frequency modulation options, a noise generator and three filters, fat…

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finally, more samples, sounds and plug-ins with every beat issue.

Dear Beat Readers, In the past few months, it has become increasingly difficult for us to squeeze the concentrated load of Software Highlights onto the 8.5 GB magazine DVD. That‘s why you can now get the monthly plug-ins and samples as unlimited downloads. By saving the unnecessary plastic, we‘re also doing something for the environment. And we‘re starting right away! With the current issue, you won‘t get the usual 8.5 GB of data, but an incredible 17 GB! Packed with the best plug-in highlights and inspiring loops & samples for hip music styles and much more! Access is easy: Just click the Link: enter the requested word from the book and download it all. Alternatively, you can register as a subscriber for free at, where all the issues since Beat #87…

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navigator: best of beat # 177

The Common Thread: Beat Issue 10/2020 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 has been 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. Studio Insights: Sub Focus & Wilkinson Collaboration on legendary ground: To further develop their joint Drum & Bass project, Sub Focus and Wilkinson retreated to Peter Gabriel‘s legendary Real World Studios. Danny Turner found out how the album „Portals“, which redefined the genre, took shape. Page 50 Review: Moog Subharmonicon An innovative instrument for extraordinary sequences: Subharmonicon…

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The Swiss Army knife for the studio? The MPK mini MK3 refines the proven design of its predecessors with modernized functions that are designed to give free rein to creativity. The new OLED display provides visual feedback on speed, CC and DAW mode selection. Designed from the ground up, the MPK mini‘s improved Gen 2 keyboard offers natural response and key performance. From grand piano to cutting synth melodies, the Gen 2 keyboard brings out the best in every playing style and virtual instrument, according to Akai. An Akai Professional Keyboard Controller naturally includes MPC pads - MPK mini is no exception, with 8 pads borrowed directly from the flagship MPCs. These bankable, velocity-sensitive, backlit pads are designed to provide accurate response for precise drumming and melodic sample playback. The MPK mini knobs…

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killer hooks guetta, vize & raf camora how to make a hit song!

Maybe you know this scenario: You are at a party and you are talking. Suddenly, a song is played over the music system that has become a worldwide sensation. The person, who you have been talking to, mentions in a side note, that anyone can probably write a hit like that in a few minutes. But is it really so easy to make a world-wide hit? Granted: We don‘t have a patented formula for the next big hit either, but we can show you what is important when producing catchy hooks. And let‘s face it, if the chorus doesn‘t work, the rest of the song probably won‘t either. The first five pages of our Killer Hooks special are filled with songs that are on thousands of Spotify playlists. We took the…

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pure romance

Flames at a glance 00:38 Today‘s productions should quickly get to the point, or rather, the chorus. The listener‘s listening habits have changed as a result of the constant availability of countless songs to the extent that songs with long intros, for example, are often skipped immediately. There‘s no danger of that with „Flames“, because the chorus starts 38 seconds – introduced by a riser, which is responsible for building tension. 00:41 Another good way to create killer hooks is to focus on the essentials. Whether it‘s a synth lead or, in our case, a singer – the arrangement should provide enough space to perfectly emphasize these important elements. In „Flames“, for example, we hear a very slimmed-down arrangement that seems to consist, almost exclusively, of a pumping bass. 01:09 A special feature of „Flames “is…