BEAT MAGAZINE #184 IS OUT!
Whether techno, EDM, Hip-Hop, or Chillout, drums have to sound crisp, need to be used cleverly and above all: they have to groove. But how do kick and bass become one, how can ready-made loops and samples be combined into a signature sound? Look forward to all the answers, techniques, and personal equipment recommendations from the editorial team in our big Drums & Groove feature.
Software-wise this issue comes with a full version of the bass enhancer Fundamental Bass by WA Production, as well as our power-horse SynthMaster BE. Plus our latest Trap Orchestra expansion for Zampler and Akai MPCs. Altogether 13 GB of samples, tools, effects, and instruments.
Fundamental Bass by WA Production is a huge weapon for adding punch and presence to your subs. KV331 Audio Synthmaster 2 BE is a flexible synthesis giant that covers the complete range from classic analog to modern digital sounds. 116 exciting hybrid sounds await you in the new Trap Orchestra sounds for Zampler//RX and Akai MPCs. Orchestral sounds meet powerful synth sounds for EDM, Trap & more.
The sample collection, on the other hand, delivers fresh samples from Antidote Audio, Prime Loops, Sample Diggers, Sonokinetic, Wave Alchemy, Zenhiser, and Zero-G. Inspiring sounds for Drum & Bass, Dubstep, and Techno, as well as movies, games, and trailer music, are included. Also included are exciting effect sounds and powerful analog sounds.
The test track
Behringer Mono / Poly, Roland TR-6S, 1010music BlackBox, M-Audio M-Track Solo / Duo, iRig Pre2 from IK Multimedia, as well as the software Warlock from Tone2, Chromaphone 3 from Applied Acoustics and many other hard- and editorial software products.
Monitoring 2021: Best of Boxes & Headphones
Honest sound or whitewater, reference monitor or blender? With modern active monitors, the sound and quality are much better than the price suggests. Because an analytical sound has long been standard for many models, even in the entry-level class. In the large market check, you can find out what is important in monitoring and which current boxes you should definitely consider.
An interview with Richie Hawtin, Orlando Voorn, and Bloody Mary
As a DJ and producer, Richie Hawtin’s influence on electronic club music can hardly be overestimated. When he stepped on the scene in 2016 with a mixer he had designed, it was understandably a minor sensation. Hawtin is now announcing the 1.4 model. a more compact version. Tobias Fischer spoke to Richie about the mixer as a creative tool, the development process of the MODEL 1 and which users benefit most from it.
Software licenses available while stock lasts. You can check the availability of each product here.