Beat English 05-2021

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
software highlights

Adrenaline Kick for the Low End W.A. Production Fundamental Bass Acoustic and electric basses, as well as synth basses, are a challenge to mix because they have to stand up to drums and other instruments and provide a gripping groove. Our software highlight, Fundamental Bass from W.A. Production, combines multiband compression and stereo imaging, as well as tube saturation and distortion and helps to give bass sounds a more compact and punchier sound in just a few simple steps. Download: | Info: win | mac Flexible Synthesis Giant KV331 Audio Synthmaster 2 BE At first glance, KV331’s SynthMaster BE is an excellent sounding synth of a subtractive nature. Its real strength, however, lies in the flexible oscillators with countless waveforms, which are “alienated “by two modulators in the finest FM manner. High-quality effects and an…

1 min
table of contents

DRUMS & GROOVE Whether it’s Techno or EDM, Hip Hop or Chillout, drums have to sound crisp, be used cleverly and, above all: they have to groove. But what to look for when searching for sounds, how do kick and bass become one unit, how can ready-made loops and samples be combined into a signature sound or even created yourself, and how does an infectious groove come about? Look forward to all the answers, techniques and personal equipment recommendations from the editorial team in our big Drums & Groove special. Page 16 Review: Behringer Mono/Poly Analog beast in a chic design: The Mono/Poly is currently our favorite among the Behringer clones. Page 74 Portrait: Orlando Voorn Active since the 80s, he has explored genres such as Techno, House, Drum‘n‘Bass, Ambient, Hip Hop and Electro under…

2 min
navigator: best of beat # 184

The common thread: Beat issue 05/2021 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: Bloody Mary Rising from the ashes of the acid techno era, Berlin-based Bloody Mary retains her fascination for all things 303. Danny Turner questions the DJ/producer on her own label „Dame-Music“, her creative process and her old-school approach. Page 51 Review: Roland TR-6S All the TR classics like the 808, 909 and 707 to go,…

9 min

For Free: Flexible Gate with Sequencer from HY Plug-ins HY-ESG is an exciting Freeware tool from HY Plug-ins, released in collaboration with Bedroom Producers Blog (BPB). The symbiosis of Trance Gate and Euclidean Sequencer, is supposed to enable rhythms off the beaten path. In addition to the tie steps, sequencer and gate, the plugin is completed by the output section. With the sequencer, the number of steps and bars, as well as the direction and duration of the sequence, can be determined. In addition, complex rhythms can also be started at any step or randomly generated. In the gate section, the step sound to be triggered can be shaped to be punchier or softer via ADSR envelope. The whole thing gets really swinging with three LFOs at the bottom. For example,…

2 min
producer tips on beat podcast

Which hardware plug-ins do others like to use, what do they pay attention to when producing their music, how is their studio set up? When working with labels, producing remixes or at live events, one thing quickly became clear to our host Rüdiger Keller: everyone has their own style, not only musically, but also when it comes to creating. This led to the idea … hey … let‘s make a podcast out of it! Talking to musicians eye-to-tye The concept is simple: each show features a producer and three of his tracks, we talk about his approach to producing, tools and techniques and, most importantly: the fun of it. It doesn‘t matter how successful the guests are. What counts is what they have to say. We talk about technology, production methods, views…

4 min
drums & groove eilish, brejcha, masked wolf step by step to a fat beat

They are the basis for every track, sometimes in the foreground, often just a means to an end, but always essential: Grooves are the supporting basis of vocals and melodies and are the center of attention, especially in electronic music. But what is really important when making your own beats? What are the options and how can the best results be achieved? In the beginning there is the kick Of course this is not a law, but a logical detail, because the bass drum sets the rhythm. Whether it‘s four-four time, twelve-four time or breakbeats in all variations, the kick always sets the basic rhythm, which all other sounds then follow. For these, in turn, one has to consider how a real drummer would play them. Could he trigger different hi-hats, hit…