Beat 06|21: Get started & earn money with soundtracks + MPC Beats worth €96
The latest Beat issue 06/21 has just been released, hosting a huge feature on creating and monetizing soundtracks: Completely unaffected by the Corona crisis, the film and gaming industry continues to grow. It’s practical that producers can also participate in this, because both worlds depend on good sound – just like documentaries, commercials, YouTube videos and much more. In our big feature you will find out what to consider when producing music for films, games and trailers and how you can earn money with production music. Find out which tools help and where you can offer your music for licensing.
Software-wise this issue comes with two huge MPC expansions worth €96 including the MPC Beats DAW & plugin. Plus our latest Model 1978 expansion, adding a fully fledged Korg MS-20 to your Zampler and MPCs. Altogether 20 GB of samples, tools, effects and instruments.
Soundtracks – Get started & earn money
Completely unaffected by the Corona crisis, the film and gaming industry continues to grow. It’s practical that producers can also participate in this, because both worlds depend on good sound – just like documentaries, commercials, YouTube videos and much more. In our big feature you will find out what to consider when producing music for films, games and trailers and how you can earn money with production music. Find out which tools help and where you can offer your music for licensing.
Killer groovebox: Akai MPC Beats with 13 GB Expansions
A full DAW, drum sampler, looper and groovebox all in one? MPC Beats is all that and delivers 13 GB of high-quality drums, loops and instruments that enhance every style of music. This software can be used stand-alone or as a VST/AU plug-in in any DAW. This software is the ideal partner for inspiration and groove.
Also on board: Adrenaline for your lowend – Fundamental Bass
Acoustic and electric basses, as well as synth basses, are a challenge to mix, because they have to stand up against drums and other instruments and provide a gripping groove. Fundamental Bass by W.A. Production helps to give your lowend a tighter and punchier sound in just a few steps. This combines multiband compression and stereo imaging, as well as tube saturation and distortion, in one intuitive interface.
Deconstructed: Kas:st – Hell on Earth
Their style is as versatile as it is indefinable and works in the club as well as in the living room. Sometimes ambient, sometimes hard-hitting techno, but always with depth and above all a lot of emotion and attention to detail. In addition, the French duo has a liking for fantastic videos, which give their sounds even more intensity. For their atmospheric sound, Kas:st use the same techniques that are also used in trailer, game and film music. That’s exactly what we’re going to take a look at now.
Finish him! Game music for Mortal Kombat
The composition of game music has its own rules. After all, what is needed here is music that adapts to the plot of the game in terms of mood and intensity. The composers Matthias Wolf and Armin Haas work for Dynamedion, one of the leading European companies in the field of game, TV and film music. In an interview with Beat, the two talk about their work on the soundtracks of Mortal Kombat X and 11 and explain what needs to be considered when composing game music.
In Talk with Nur Jaber, Clark and the creators of the Mortal Kombat soundtrack
From her youth in Beirut to becoming a fixture on the Berlin scene, Nur Jaber has come a long way – both as an innovating producer and an explorative DJ. Tobias Fischer spoke to Nur about the brain work of playing jazz, her spiritual connection to music and why DJing is a bit like foreplay.
Clark – Electro vs. Classical Music: The production process behind Chris Clark’s entry into soundtrack has increasingly filtered into his solo work. Danny Turner discusses the making of his ambitious new album “Playground in a Lake”.
Reviews of the latest hard- and software
In this issue we review the hardware synths Moog Subsequent 25, Novation Circuit Tracks, u-he’s Eurorack module CVilization, the Behringer Flow 8 mixer, the Revolution 2×2 audio interface by Black Lion Audio and the Korg SQ-64 sequencer. Plus the software highlights Arturia Pigments 3, the big surprise SonEQ 2 by Sonimus, the HOFA Diploma course, Total Studio 3 MAX by IK Multimedia, Cherry Audio’s Oberheim clone Eight Voice and many more.
Software licenses available while stock lasts. You can check the availability of each product here.