Beat English 04-2021

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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3 software highlights!

Powerful Emulation of the Moog Taurus IK Multimedia Syntronik Bully No question, in a list of the best bass synthesizers, the Moog Taurus shouldn‘t be missing! For Syntronik Bully, IK Multimedia has sampled the enormously powerful sound of all three variants of the legendary bass pedal in detail and prepared it as an inspiring sampled instrument. Among other things, Bully comes with four layers, a smart arpeggiator and step sequencer as well as high-quality effects. Download: | Info: win | mac Luxury Convolution Reverb Halls of Fame 3 Studio The reverb effects from Lexicon, Bricasti, EMT and TC Electronic enjoy cult status and are at home in all professional studios. In the special edition Halls Of Fame 3 Studio, Beat and Best Service combine the sounds of the best reverbs of the last 40 years…

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table of contents

TRAP & HIP HOP While Hip Hop and Electronic were two parallel universes in the beginning, they have been inseparable for a long time and have entered into only one of many symbioses with Trap. Stars like Sido, Drake, Deichkind and Alison Wonderland show more than clearly how well the fusion of both worlds works. In the following special, we not only feature hip acts in an interview, but also look over their shoulders as they produce and give you all the tools and tricks you need for both contemporary Trap and classic sampling & turntablism Hip Hop with 12-bit aesthetics. Page 16 Test: Behringer System 100 After some semi-modular synthesizers, Behringer presents their first Eurorack modules with the System 100. Page 75 Portrait: Louisahhh Various media have already called the Paris-based New Yorker, Louisahhh,…

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navigator: best of beat # 183

The common thread: Beat issue 04/2021 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: Fraser T. Smith Award-winning hit maker Fraser T. Smith is famed for his songwriting/production work with Adele and Stormzy, but now the shoe is on the other foot. Danny Turner discusses his hugely ambitious debut solo project, Future Utopia and the debut album „12 Questions“. Page 49 Review: Modal Electronics Cobalt8 Cobalt8 is a virtual…

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all-round synthesizer from ik multimedia

IK Multimedia expands their successful Uno product series with the compact synthesizer duo Uno Synth Pro Desktop and Uno Synth Pro. The latter features an aftertouch-capable 37-key Fatar synth-action keyboard, while the Uno Synth Pro has a 32-key touch keyboard. The sound is enhanced with three wave-morphing oscillators, which also offer FM synthesis, PWM and ring modulation. This is joined by a filter with 24 different filter types, including a self-oscillating filter. A modulation matrix with 16 slots ensures flexibility in sound design. There are 256 presets in total. Furthermore, the 64-step sequencer with arpeggiator offers plenty of potential for programming creative sequences. In addition to the distortion, there are three effects slots that can draw from twelve effects. You can benefit from the paraphonic polyphony in Chord Mode. CV/Gate…

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portable audio interface from black lion audio

Compact and, therefore, particularly designed for mobile recording sessions, Black Lion Audio introduces the Revolution 2×2 USB audio interface, which aims to shine with high-quality converters and Macro-MMC clocking. Thanks to the onboard PG-i technology, which eliminates interference factors and provides the best possible signal-to-noise ratio, according to the manufacturer, professional audio quality should be more than possible. In terms of resolution, it supports up to 24 bits and up to 192 kHz. In terms of connections, there are two analog inputs with XLR combo jacks. If desired, the inputs can also be merged into mono. In addition, there are two analog outputs as well as a digital S/PDIF connection. A headphone output is, of course, also mandatory. The mix ratio between the recording and playback signal can also be…

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new modwave wavetable synthesizer from korg

Just in time for the virtual NAMM, Korg conjured up the modwave wavetable synthesizer. This 32x polyphonic playable USB synthesiser is equipped with 37 lightweight keys. Special attention should be given to the KAOSS physics function, which can be controlled as a modulation source via the X/Y pad and can generate up to four modulation signals at once. MOD wheel, pitch wheel and four MOD knobs serve as additional modulation sources. Two wavetable oscillators and one sub-oscillator are available for each program. In addition, more than 200 wavetables, with a maximum of 64 waveforms, are already on board. A wealth of effects and 37 filter types also beg to be tried out. Another highlight is Motion Sequencing 2.0, which contributes to the exploration of new soundscapes. A Rompler with several…