Beat English 08-2021

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

16-track DAW with 23 synths & FX Avid Pro Tools | First In recent versions, Avid‘s DAW has transformed from an exclusive tool for professional studios to a DAW that is as powerful as it is beginner-friendly. In addition to its 23 compressors & EQs, 16 tracks and the unprecedented range of creative sampling and time-stretching tools, Pro Tools | First even offers two amazing extras: the Xpand!2 workstation from AIR Music and UVI‘s PlugSound Library. By the way, syncing with other DAWs is no problem using ReWire. Download: | License: win | mac Rocks! Fully modular amp modeling giant Overloud TH-U Beat With TH-U Beat, Overloud has created an exclusive version of the modular studio for guitar and bass sounds for Beat readers. The plug-in comes up with excellent sounding amps and matching cabinets,…

2 min
navigator: best of beat # 187

The common thread: Beat issue 08/2021 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 ideasand the common thread - in the magazine as well as in the tracks. This navigator shows you the highlights of this issue andallows you to see the big picture. Extra-feature: Producer schools and courses Anyone who produces music usually has several roles: composer, songwriter, mix and mastering engineer, remixer, sound designer, etc. The required know-how is correspondingly broad. To acquire this knowledge, courses and schools are of great help. The offer ranges from universal courses to DAW and genre-specific tutorials to videos that are dedicated to…

9 min

Delay effect for sound designers from FabFilter The feedback specialist Timeless 3 from FabFilter, not only appears with a new design, but some exciting features have also been improved and added. This effect plug-in is not intended for classic mixdown, but also for creative sound design. In addition to the already existing analog delay, up to six filters can now be used in the delay. Up to 16 delay taps can be created, leading to inspiring rhythmic patterns. The taps can also be modulated, so that the destinations and sources of the modulation can be visualized. Conveniently, drag and drop connections between sources and destinations can be made in the 50-slot matrix. In addition, delays can now be set to ping-pong back and forth. Other innovations include distortion, lo-fi character, and…

2 min
producer tips in the 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 with musicians face-to-face 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 all. It doesn‘t matter how successful the guests are. Rather, it‘s what they have to say that counts. We talk about technology, production methods, views…

5 min
top ten sounds the hit producer‘s tricks make your songs go viral!

Let’s dive straight into it. On the following pages we reveal the hit recipes from chart toppers like Tiësto, Derulo, Lil Nas X, Jonas Blue Feat. JP Cooper, Ed Sheeran and Riton x Nightcrawlers and show you how to create the top ten sounds yourself. We also take a close look at the preferred synthesizers and creative tools from Joris Voorn, Chvrches, Tycho and Stephan Bodzin. When the potential hit is finally produced, it is important to reach the largest possible audience. Our tips on how to increase music awareness through Spotify playlists - and hopefully hit the charts - should help. How are the charts created? The official single and album charts are calculated based on sales figures. The basis for this is sales of physical sound recordings to end consumers,…

2 min
simplicity is the key

1 Minimalism With „The Business“Tiësto has not only cracked the charts, but probably also a record in terms of „the fewest notes in a song“. The entire piece has only three chords, which are played by very subtle instruments that create atmosphere instead of blowing the speakers as usual. 2 No hookline?! Also unusual: there is no hookline, this part is taken over by the vocals, with only the bassline running alongside the beat. This is maximum minimalism. With a little trick though, because during the chorus the singing changes from a deep, monotonous voice to significantly more expression and emotion, accompanied by a pad. 3 Sing-along potential It‘s precisely this combination of minimalism and emphasis that can easily be applied to your songs and has two major advantages: On the one hand, the repetition…