Beat Magazine have just released their latest issue 10/2020 in German and international editions. The mag offers 100 pages of news, reviews and tutorials, while the software contents include Ozone Elements 9 for free, as well as 15 GB of additional plugins and samples.
This month‘s highlight is the flexible iZotope Ozone 9 Elements mastering suite, which allows you to give your mixes and professional final touch. With the exclusive virtual-analog synthesizers Subtraxx 5 and Thorn Solo, Beat also has specialists for trance and EDM sounds on board. The brand new soundbank Melodic for Zampler and MPC’s provides fresh sound food in the form of 88 presets for all Melodic House & Techno and other varieties of modern club music. The 11 GB sample and sound collection including cinematic textures, snappy acid basses, sound fodder for soundtracks as well as epic builds-ups and breakdowns from Prime Loops is also guaranteed inspiration.
Title feature: Killer Hooks – Make your songs hits
The mix has to sound excellent and the arrangement has to create tension, but vocals and melodies are and remain the most important elements that stick with the listener and encourage him to hum along. But how do you create such ear-catchers? In their big special, Beat mag shows you the tricks of various chart producers and give you techniques to make your own hit a breeze.
Reviews: The latest hard- and software
Reviewed are Moog Subharmonicon, Elektron Digitone Keys, PreSonus Studio One 5, Yamaha HS5 MP, Zoom V6, Mackie EM-890 and more new gear.
Interviews: Tricky and Sub Focus & Wilkinson
With „Fall To Pieces“, Tricky recently released his 13th studio album. It is a testimony to hard times. There were, however, plenty of other things to talk about – from Tricky‘s artistic self-image to his work with singer Marta Złakowska to the downsides of fame.
Collaboration on legendary ground: To further develop their joint Drum & Bass project, Sub Focus and Wilkinson retreated to Peter Gabriel‘s legendary Real World Studios. Danny Turner found out how the album „Portals“, which rede ned the genre, took shape.
New column: OffBeat – New life for old grooveboxes
Analog Drum Machines are very popular, but their digital brothers and sisters live in the shadows for many producers. It‘s high time to breathe new life into these often underestimated instruments. Depending on the model and and age of the drum machine or Groovebox, there are different approaches. Beat takes a look at three very different examples.
Market Check: Vocal Recording Setups
There is no question that in most musical genres, the human voice is the most important instrument. A good signal chain is essential for successful vocal recordings. In this issue, Beat introduces the most important microphone types and explains what you need for good sounding vocal recordings. They also show ideal setups for recording and recommend the best microphones currently available for the home studio.
Price & availability
Beat mag issue 10/2020 is available for 4.99 Euro as single PDF issue at https://www.falkemedia-shop.de/sound/beat-english/beat-10/2020-english as well as 3- or 12-month subscription at plugins-samples.com