Beat English 12-2020

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

4 min
three top full versions!

The Secret Weapon for Drums & Vocals IK Multimedia Tape Echo With Tape Echo, IK Multimedia has created a virtual monument to the legendary Maestro Echoplex EP-3 from 1969. It recreates the distinctive vintage sound of the tape echo device with all its peculiarities in detail, without any tape tangle and with delay times that can be synced to the DAW tempo. This makes the plug-in a real secret weapon for giving guitars, synths, electric pianos and even drums and vocals a striking retro touch! Download: | Info: win | mac Finally Build Your Dream Synth! Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Beat Voltage Modular is one of the most exciting modular software systems. With the Voltage Modular Beat Edition, Cherry Audio presents a special version of the creative powerhouse. In addition to all 22 modules…

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navigator: best of beat # 179

The Common Thread: Issue 12/2020 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: Tim Green With his latest releases, the album „Her Future Ghost“and the project Invisible Minds, Tim Green has successfully expanded his sphere of influence beyond the dancefloor. Danny Turner found out more about it. Page 52 Review: Behringer WASP Deluxe Like the EDP model, Behringer combines digital LoFi oscillators with an analog multimode filter for a…

6 min

Roland Fantom v2: Sampling, New Effects, Sequencing and More… Since the launch of the Roland Fantom a year ago, Roland has released three free updates to further enhance the performance capabilities of the Fantom. This evolution continues with version 2.0. Users will primarily benefit from the new sampling engine including multisamples, the effect processor and new editing functions for the sequencer. Fantom v2.0 lets you sample directly on the keyboard and create detailed multisamples with up to 352 samples per sound. Keyboard samples and multisamples can be edited internally and used as the basis for any oscillator/partial in a ZEN core sound. With up to four oscillators per sound - and up to 16 sounds per scene - the sound design possibilities are almost endless. Furthermore, new touch gestures for sequencer editing,…

14 min
studio acoustics monitoring to insulation perfect sound for every studio

Whoever sets up their own home studio nowadays usually does so in rooms that have to fulfill other, usually higher-level functions. Whether it is the studio corner in the study or the desktop studio on a desk in the bedroom - everywhere you have to make compromises in terms of space requirements and spatial sound. In practice, most rooms are right-angled, as this design is the most cost-effective on the one hand and guarantees universal usability on the other. Acoustically, however, this room shape is not very useful for producing, listening to and evaluating music. This is because strong reflections on the walls, standing waves or dominant room resonances lead to a distortion of the audio material. So one usually tries to adapt the mix to the negative characteristics of the…

5 min
the most important tools for the best sound

Absorber: Frequency Dampening Absorbers are acoustic panels that are used to minimize flutter echoes, comb filtering and, as a bass trap, room modes, thus improving the listening situation, sound quality and speech intelligibility. Imagine a room with bare walls - and that your speaker integrates a firing mechanism that can fire balls at different speeds. First it hits a point on the wall, which is located on the opposite, rear side wall due to the slanted orientation of the speaker - keyword stereo triangle. Congratulations, you have just discovered an area with strong reflections. How nice it would be to place an absorber there that would prevent the bouncer from flying around and maybe even knocking over the expensive microphone! But, while lighter balls move through the room with less energy, larger…

4 min
the sum of all parts studio acoustics is not magic

Beat / Hi Lukas, classic recording studios in separate rooms are rather rare nowadays, but the number of home studios is increasing exorbitantly. No wonder, a laptop with a pair of monitor speakers is usually sufficient for producing. Has this changed the demands of your customers? Lukas/ Of course, the trend has been going on for years, more and more professionals are furnishing rooms at home where they can work, of course, due to reduced budgets or simply because they want to work in their familiar environment. At the same time, the number of hobbyists has also increased. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many people have had to think about a home solution again - professional speakers, for example. So it is definitely noticeable that large recording studios are becoming…