BEAT MAGAZINE #183 IS OUT!
The latest Beat issue 04/21 has just been released. While hip-hop and electro were initially two parallel universes, they have long been inseparable and trap is just one of many symbiotic relationships of the two.
Stars like Drake, Eminem or Alison Wonderland show more than clearly how well the fusion of both worlds works. In our big feature, we not only have hip acts in an interview but also look over their shoulders as they produce and give you all the tools and tricks you need for contemporary Tap as well as classic sampling & turntablism Hip-Hop with 12-bit aesthetics.
Software-wise this issue comes with a full version of the Moog Taurus emulation Syntronik Bully from IK Multimedia, as well as our very own Halls Of Fame 3 Studio reverb with 1 GB of unique impulse responses.
Plus our latest SYNTHIA expansion, bringing 50 patches of the iconic EMS Synthi and VCS3 to your for Zampler and Akai MPC. Altogether 11 GB of samples, tools, effects, and instruments.
Trap & Hip-Hop
While hip-hop and electro were initially two parallel universes, they have long been inseparable and trap is just one of many symbiotic relationships of the two. Stars like Drake, Eminem or Alison Wonderland show more than clearly how well the fusion of both worlds works. In our big feature, we not only have hip acts in an interview but also look over their shoulders as they produce and give you all the tools and tricks you need for contemporary Trap as well as classic sampling & turntablism Hip-Hop with 12-bit aesthetics.
Moog Taurus emulation: Syntronik Bully
No question, in a list of the best bass synthesizers, the Moog Taurus shouldn’t be missing! For Syntronik Bully, IK Multimedia has sampled the enormously powerful sound of all three variants of the legendary bass pedal in detail and prepared it as an inspiring sampled instrument. Among other things, Bully comes with four layers, a smart arpeggiator, and step sequencer as well as high-quality effects.
Also on board: Halls Of Fame 3 Studio convolution reverb
The reverb effects from Lexicon, Bricasti, EMT, and TC Electronic enjoy cult status and are at home in all professional studios. In the special edition Halls Of Fame 3 Studio, Beat and Best Service combine the sounds of the best reverbs of the last 40 years in a powerful plug-in for VST and AU, with over 1 GB of high-quality and exclusive impulse responses. This convolution reverb processor allows flexible adjustment of reverb parameters.
For free: Mastering eBook
Mastering is essential to give your productions a professional finishing touch. While a few years ago this required wickedly expensive analog hardware, today you can also achieve high-quality results with plug-ins and the appropriate know-how. In our free eBook, you’ll learn how to give your tracks a balanced, powerful sound and competitive loudness, step-by-step, without sacrificing dynamics.
Interviews: Jeff Mills aka The Paradox, Louisahhh, Fraser T. Smith, Quarion
Techno icon Jeff Mills and keyboarder Jean-Phi Dary met while recording with legendary drummer Tony Allen. Now, they’re back with their first album as a duo: „Counter Active”, a tour de force of jazz, techno, and even classical influences. Improvisation is not so much a technique here, but a state of mind: Once the moment has passed, it really is gone forever.
Various media have already described the Paris-based New Yorker Louisahhh as the “queen of techno”. After various singles, on her current debut album “The Practice Of Freedom” she proves to be a crossover artist between techno, industrial, punk, and rock. And the title is quite programmatic because she is openly committed to female power, sex positivity, spirituality, and self-acceptance. We spoke to her and her producer Vice Cooler.
Lots of reviews and workshops!
We tested the new hardware Modal Cobalt8, Behringer System 100, the Pro Tools Carbon deluxe audio interface, Eventide Blackhole Pedal, the dj mixers Rane Seventy Two mkII, and Pioneer DJM-S11, as well as the Oberheim emulation G-Force OB-E, Arturia Modulation FX and many more.