Beat English 03-2021

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
3 software highlights!

Hot competition for Massive and Serum! Waves Codex Wicked Dubstep basses, screeching leads, shimmering arpeggios, endlessly evolving pads, as well as impressively animated textures - all this and much more is possible with Waves Codex. This wavetable synthesizer entices with a multi-faceted sound generation including WAV import, a user-friendly interface and an inspiring arpeggiator. Our software highlight of this month is a real guarantor for fresh sounds far removed from analog standards. Download: | License: win | mac SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: LICENSES & PASSWORDS: Filthbox a? la Moog & 0-Coast Retromod LoFreq Wired The RetroMod LoFreq Wired plug-in captures the sound of 11 popular analog synthesizers from 2009 to today, including Moog Grandmother, Dreadbox Erebus V3, Arturia MiniBrute 2, Doepfer Dark Energy II and Analogue Solutions Telemark V2. Look forward to powerful and multi-faceted analog…

2 min
navigator: best of beat # 182

The common thread: Issue 03/2021 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: Ela Minus After studying jazz drums and music synthesis, she found her dream job at instrument manufacturer Critter & Guitari. Fed up with the modern approach of using the laptop for recording and live performance, Ela set out on a mission to bring more simplicity and authenticity back to electronic music. Their debut album,…

10 min
magazine facts | opinion | news | products magazine

Three High-End Audio Interfaces with Remote Control With the Red 8Line, RedNet A16R MkII and RedNet D16R MkII, Focusrite delivers three premium-class audio interfaces to the studios. Red 8Line is equipped with 58 inputs and 64 outputs. Eight of each are analog line connections. Other connections include ADAT (16 channels), Dante (32 channels), Digilink (2), Thunderbolt 3 and S/PDIF. The interface covers a frequency spectrum of 20Hz - 35kHz and has an addable high-pass filter. In addition, the RedNet A16R MkII and RedNet D16R MkII models are new to the market; they both feature a Dante interface with 16 channels of inputs and outputs. S-PDIF connections are also available here. The dynamic range is 119 dB. All interface models support resolution up to 192 kHz. The fourth innovation announced is the…

7 min
interface finder produce tracks faster gear up your workflow

They are the backbone of any setup, in the best case workflow booster and the extended arm of the user. Little is possible in the studio without audio interfaces and MIDI controllers. Sure, some ascetic producers also create wonderful hits with just a laptop and a trackpad, but the higher the quality of the audio interface used, the better the output and for a more tactile feel, controllers are simply the means of choice. At least when you play chords, a melody or other ideas, you can no longer avoid using a keyboard. However, it only gets really exciting when the hardware supports the creative process and does more than just transfer notes. But which features are important, which criteria should be used when planning a purchase, and what kind of…

1 min
my opinion on dsps interfaces

Interfaces and DSP chips go together like sound tinkerers and the 500 rack. On the one hand, there are interfaces that use the integrated DSPs to calculate effects such as reverb during recording and thus save computing power, since no plug-ins have to be activated in the DAW. The top class, however, are interfaces that calculate plug-ins directly on DSPs even during the mixing session. Universal Audio is probably the best-known interface manufacturer that provides this technology and a large plug-in catalog. But AVID and Antelope Audio also rely on DSPs for plug-in calculation. Also, the quality of the plug-ins from the above mentioned manufacturers is really excellent. However, there are also disadvantages. For example, if you already have a large plug-in library from other manufacturers, you will have to spend more…

1 min
tip from the editor: just sample everything!

As an absolute sample freak, I want to be able to record all sound generators via the sample editor and MPC at any time. But in the editor setup (WaveLab Elements) I have to decide for one input channel, so spontaneous sampling of all channels is not possible. Therefore I used the simple trick of connecting the S/PDIF output of my interface directly to its S/PDIF input. In the editor, I have specified the S/PDIF channel as the input. To avoid feedback, I muted the S/PDIF channel in the interface‘s software mixer for all other outputs. As a result, every signal coming into the interface is now looped through to the sample editor via S/PDIF, so I can record anything at any time. All you need is a mono cinch cable.…