Beat English 12-2021

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

1 min
get started software highlights

The EDM & Techno beast IK Multimedia Syntronik Pro-V Our software highlight, Syntronik Pro-V by IK Multimedia, not only excites with the fantastic sound of Sequential Circuits‘ classic Prophet-5 and Prophet-10, but also offers a great-sounding multimode filter that makes wafting Techno and Drum & Bass basslines a breeze. It also features a very sophisticated Step Arpeggiator that makes snappy EDM hooks almost a breeze to create. Download: see top right | Infos: win | mac Turbo filter with stereo boost AudioThing 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 Flip EQ - an equalizer for quick timbre adjustments, which…

3 min
beat #191 - exclusive software 11 gb of valuable plug-ins and samples for download

3 GB: Drums, FX & Stems for Acid, House & Epic Music Just in time for the cold season, BEAT ensures hot studio days: Our software highlight, Syntronik Pro-V by IK Multimedia, will not only thrill you with the fantastic sound of the classics Prophet-5 and Prophet-10, but also offers an excellent multimode filter that makes wafting Techno and Drum & Bass basslines a breeze. It also features a Step Arpeggiator that allows you to create snappy EDM hooks almost by itself. With FLIP EQ, you get an equalizer for quick adjustments that can also be used to create impressive stereo effects thanks to its smart M/S options. A whopping 82 patches for the hottest styles of Deep, Slap, LoFi, Tech and Pop House await you in the new soundbank for Zampler and…

2 min
navigator: best of beat # 191

The common thread: Beat issue 12/2021 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: Feed Me EDM producer Jon Gooch revives his cartoonish Feed Me moniker. Danny Turner finds out how the use of live instrumentation changed his production approach. Page 52 Review: Roland TR-06 Following the TR-08 and TR-09, Roland has ported another drum machine classic to the boutique format with the new TR-06. But the purchase of this model should…

12 min

Brutal drums and smart Sequencer: Perkons HD-01 by Erica Synths Perkons HD-01 is the new drum machine from Latvian sound designers Erica Synths. This four-voice hybrid device acts, on the one hand, with a digital sound engine regarding the oscillators; and on the other hand, the multimode filters with high-pass, bandpass and low-pass filters are analog. In addition, there is a distortion unit. There are eight control knobs per voice and each voice has its own output, as well as individual sends and returns for supplying external effects. The drum sounds can be archived as a kit. There are up to 64 memory locations for doing so. In addition, Perkon‘s HD-01 has an analog BBD delay, an opto-compressor and a four-track sequencer. The latter can be used to create variation in…

2 min
johannes dicke * october 4th 1981 † september 19th 2021

Both personally and professionally, Johannes was a true sporting ace and bursting with inspiration and wit. Despite the months of stay in the hospital, he always had a positive mood. With his work as a DJ he filled countless parties, was a successful radio presenter and, as John Dyke, producer of several chart hits. At Beat, in his “Track Spotlight” section, he conveyed in-depth specialist knowledge on the subject of sound design for years, wrote an endless number of test reports and also enriched our specials many times with his experience from all of his gigs and productions. For us as the editorial team, it is a painful and much too early loss that cannot be put into words. We - the whole team of Beat and the falkemedia Verlag…

5 min
from pop to edm perfect drop impacts, riser & lots of noise make your tracks crack

When it comes to sound selection, beat programming and the use of effects, each genre has its own rules. However, the requirements for the structure of a track is the same for all club-oriented styles: The goal is a rousing dramaturgy with a balanced alternation between tension and relaxation as well as repetition and variation - like a roller coaster ride. Because club music often does without singing and the focus is on danceability, genres such as Techno, House and EDM place different demands on the structure of a track. Instead of a classic song structure, the following sequence has proven successful: Break/buildup, drop, break/buildup, drop, outro. To make mixing easier for DJs, many club tracks have rhythmic intros and outros. Even if this structure differs from the structure of a…