Beat English 11-2020

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

in this issue

3 min
three top full versions!

Build your dream synth! Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Beat Voltage Modular is one of the most exciting modular software systems. With the Beat Edition Cherry Audio presents a special version of the creative powerhouse which - in addition to all 22 modules and over 130 presets from the Nucleus version of the software - offers additional building blocks from Andrew Macaulay, including useful utilities and an LFO with delay option. This gives you all the tools you need to create great-sounding synths, complex effects processors and drum machines. Download: | Info: win | mac Mastering autopilot iZotope Ozone Elements 9 The little brother of the Ozone 9 Mastering Suite is a powerful tool to give your tracks that final polish. Ozone 9 Elements can also show off its strengths in mixing: On…

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

Dear Beat Reader, 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 are 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 12 GB! Packed with the best plug-in highlights and inspiring loops & samples for the hottest music styles and much more! Access is easy: Just click the link:, enter the requested word from the booklet and download it all. Alternatively, you can register as a subscriber for free at, where all the issues since…

2 min
navigator: best of beat # 178

The Common Thread: Beat Issue 11/2020 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: BT BT, Brian Transeau, is a Grammy-nominated soundtrack composer and a Trance legend. Now he‘s back with his first dance album in 7 years. Danny Turner explored his stunning studio and learned more about the artist‘s obsession with technology. Page 50 Review: Roland JU-06A The successor to the limited JU-06 has been improved in every…

6 min

PodTrak P4 – Are physical distances a problem for Podcasts? The PodTrak P4 offers four microphone inputs with newly developed microphone preamps that operate at up to 70 dB gain. The four headphone outputs with individual volume controls also allow for larger conversations and, if a guest is physically not able to be on site, it can easily be switched on via a connected smartphone. Four sound pads can be used to play jingles, sound effects or music, which can be recorded on 2 of the 8 available tracks to SD card. You can also connect the P4 to your computer via USB and use it with conferencing software. According to the manufacturer, the P4‘s integrated mix-minus function automatically eliminates annoying echoes and feedback. The P4 is also an audio interface…

2 min
fresh on youtube: producer tips with the beat podcast

Be creative, learn, get better: The Aethermonolog About GEMA: An Interview with Matthias Tode The Aethermonolog is a weekly podcast about songwriting and making music. Being creative, learning, sharing, getting better - that‘s what it‘s all about. In the following we talk about a topic that is often and gladly hotly discussed. The GEMA is a topic a musician has to deal with before pressing his first CD or vinyl. Apart from that, the keyword „YouTube License“ is more topical than ever. In this podcast, I talk to the music supervisor and publisher Matthias Tode from Ohrfilm. We‘ll discuss the questions: What is the GEMA? How does it work? And for whom is a membership a good idea? On our way to the answers we touch on various other topics like film music and…

6 min
streams & podcasts tiktok, twitch & online-radio monetize your music now!

Streaming and Podcasting are currently on everyone‘s lips. Gamers in particular have been broadcasting their gameplays live on the Internet for several years - and with great success. Well-known streamers reach tens of thousands of users and can even make their living from the gamers‘ room. Meanwhile, successful podcasters are also being provided with highly remunerated exclusive contracts by various streaming providers - and in times of curfews and concert cancellations, streaming services and live broadcasts are also becoming more and more interesting for musicians. Concerts, musician podcasts, lessons or studio insights - all this can be done in the home office nowadays. The quality of the transmissions has also improved in recent years. Viewers expect good transmission quality, in which the picture and sound are as good as those from…