Beat Magazine #182 (English PDF) issue comes with a full version of the wavetable powerhorse Codex by Waves, as well as Tracktion RetroMod LoFreq, a workstation plugin hosting sounds from Make Noise 0-Coast, Moog Grandmother, Kraftzwerg, and other remarkable power-synths. Plus our latest Ænigma expansion, bringing 64 shades of Gregorian choirals to your for Zampler and Akai MPC. Altogether 11 GB of samples, tools, effects, and instruments.
Whether you want to record melodies or vocals, import or sample beats, integrate a modular system or perform live, things can only run smoothly with the right MIDI, audio, or CV interfaces and controllers. But which ones can do what and, above all, which ones fit best with your own workflow? In the large guide, we present the latest devices and their properties, compare different models, and give you specific tips on how to optimize your setup and expand it perfectly.
Free software with Beat # 182: Waves Codex + Tracktion Retromod
This month you can look forward to a very special software highlight: the versatile wavetable synthesizer Waves Codex. Thanks to its multi-faceted sound generation and the arpeggiator, inspiration is guaranteed. The RetroMod LoFreq Wired plug-in, on the other hand, brings the distinctive analog sounds of modern synthesizers from Moog, Dreadbox, MFB, Analogue Solutions, and Arturia into your DAW. Gripping hybrid sounds of Gregorian choir singing and modern synth sounds await you in the latest soundset Ænigma for Zampler // RX and Akai Aks MPC series.
In an interview with Ela Minus, Egopusher & Anja Schneider
We are all affected! DJs and booking agencies are particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Not only are they practically prohibited from working. In addition, they lack political representation. In order to give the scene a voice, 170 agencies and 2000 artists have come together to form the “Booking United” association. Anja Schneider is one of the most prominent spokespersons for the organization and represents the interests of the members with passion. In her interview with Tobias Fischer she states: The political reaction is an indictment of poverty!
The test track
UDO Super 6, the Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Edition, Korg opsix, PreSonus Atom SQ, the 303 sequencer Chronovore for the Modular rack, the V-Collection 8, Guitar Rig 6, IK AmpliTube 5, Denon’s Prime Go, and many others are being tested further hardware and software products from the editorial team.
Hands-on: Psytrance – From the idea to the finished track
Crisp beats, staccato basslines, and powerful, psychedelic hook lines – Psytrance has lost none of its fascinations since the early nineties and continues to cast its spell over a huge fan base. It goes without saying that we are creating a contemporary track that shows Psytrance at its best.
The fact that MPCs now have a drum synth is no longer new, but the fact that entertaining minimal and hard house playbacks can be realized with just one instance. So, don’t chew any longer, get on the bacon … Controlling synth parameters such as cutoff, resonance, or effect components using a MIDI controller is probably the most common way of adding entertainment to the tracks. And it just feels “live”. But not every sound can do that. Instead, why not perform with the effects to surprise the listener?
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