Beat English 11-2021

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

Turbofilter with Stereo Boost AudioThing THINGS - Flip EQ Often, mixing applications don‘t require ultra-flexible equalizers with countless filter types, frequency bands and setting options. In many cases, an equalizer with manageable parameterization and musical sound is just the right tool for the job. Just like our software highlight, AudioThing Things - Flip EQ, an equalizer for quick timbre adjustments, which also allows impressive stereo effects thanks to smart M/S options. Download: See top right Info: win | mac 6 Aces for Mix & Mastering Tubes & Tape Mixing Bundle Six effect processors for mixing and mastering await you in the Tubes & Tape Bundle: Look forward to two virtual preamps and a dynamics processor with charming tube sound from Analog Obsession, as well as an excellent emulation of the legendary Pultec equalizer (Overtone DSP PTH-2A). No…

2 min
navigator: best of beat # 190

The common thread: Beat issue 11/2021 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. Studio Insights: Gaetek Gaetano Parisio (aka Gaetek) has spent the past year having his back catalogue re-touched by some of the genre’s greats. Danny Turner extracts production tips from a key figure behind the rise of Neapolitan techno. Page 52 Review: Sequential Prophet-5 40 years after its initial release, Sequential reissues the analog classic Prophet-5 synthesizer. But is it worth…

9 min

Mix analysis with Mastering The Mix With Expose 2, the developers of Mastering The Mix claim to have found the patent remedy against mistakes in mixing. Too many tracks are mixed with insufficient EQ balance, overdrive, overcompression and/or phase problems, which only become apparent when listening on large or professional monitors. For analysis, the desired mix is loaded in and can be adapted to the desired output format, for example, AppleMusic, CD, Club or YouTube, using presets. By setting loops, it is also sufficient for the analysis of song sections. In the analysis of the stereo or center/side signal, one obtains not only color-coded information about the problems of phase and dynamic range, but also about level crossings. The new Loudness Match function can be used to equalize mixes to a…

1 min
producer tips in the 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 with musicians face-to-face The concept is simple: each show features a producer and three of their tracks, we talk about their 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, produc-tion methods,…

1 min
guest in the current episode: jayl funk

JAYL FUNK is a producer and DJ in the NuFunk and Funky Breaks scene. He has been releasing his tracks since 2008 and always provides good vibes with his music. He released his first EP titled „Washed Car“ on the German underground label Bleenchic Records. Through this, he earned first support from more famous producers and DJs, such as Phil Fuldner, Fort Knox Five and Flow Dynamics. This brought him to the attention of various labels. This was followed by his second release on the Danish label Breakbeat Paradise Recordings and then another release on the Greek label Time-warp Music. He had many releases since then, among others, for Good Groove, Bombastic Jam, Timewarp Music, Breakbeat Paradise Records and PunchOut Records. He gets many ideas from DJing, which he started in the…

4 min
synthwave create goosebump feeling à la weeknd, lazerhawk & timecop1983

No question, the synth-heavy sound of the eighties is omnipresent. Synthpop pioneers like Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Howard Jones and OMD are still hugely successful. Synthwave projects such as Scandroid, Electric Youth, The Midnight, Lazerhawk and FM-84 also revive the sound aesthetic of the past. But what makes the retro sound so attractive? As creatures of habit, people like to hear familiar melodies or indulge in memories of earlier times. So it‘s no wonder that influences from the eighties can also be found in current hits by Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, David Guetta & Sia, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift. Artists like Chvrches, The Weeknd, La Roux or Hurts put this charismatic sound even completely in the musical focus. Movies or series such as the enormously successful…