BEAT Magazine 208 May 2023
English | 84 pages | PDF | 52.7 MB
AUDIO INTERFACES: all answers on 22 pages – 15 models reviewed
Whether you want to record melodies or vocals, record or sample beats, integrate a modular system into your DAW setup or perform live, you need the right audio or CV interfaces to keep things running smoothly. But which ones can do what and, above all, which ones fit your workflow best? In our market check, we answer the most important questions and present current devices along with their features, compare different models and give concrete tips on how you can optimize and expand your setup. Plus an extra feature on Dolby Atmos for home studios.
For free: NEVE legend for your perfect mix – NEED Console-73 by NoiseAsh
The consoles of NEVE‘s 8000 series from the 70s are said to have a magical sound, which is not least of all due to the very musical sound of the 1073 preamp module. Our software highlight NEED 73 Console EQ by NoiseAsh brings the charismatic sound of the module‘s preamp and equalizer into your DAW and scores with advanced features to boot. We bet you‘ll be thrilled by this mixing wonder weapon, too!
Test: Universal Audio PolyMAX – the next softsynth surprise by UA?
Both the sound generation and the effects in this VA synthesizer sound amazingly analog, dynamic and lively, so that playing PolyMAX directly gives you a hardware feeling. Add to this the well thought-out selection of parameters and the resulting direct and intuitive operation, which makes adjusting the very good presets or creating your own sounds a breeze. An all-around successful software that makes you want to go out and buy more synthesizers from Universal Audio!
Podcast Tricks: Stumbling blocks and how to avoid them
Would you like to start and record a podcast? Good idea! However, you should clarify a few things before you start: do you host the shows alone or does someone else join in? Will there be music or is it more about the talk? Will you invite guests or report live from the road? The answers are important and have a direct influence on the gear you need. We give you a first overview!
More sounds: 64 Plucks, Pads & Basses à la Meduza, Guetta & Alan Walker
Crisp basses, hybrid plucks of synths and traditional instruments, charismatic leads, comforting warm pads and lush chords are all part of the basic ingredients for contemporary Deep, Slap, Tropical and Future House productions. So, it‘s a good thing that our new Deep House Factory soundset for Zampler and AKAI‘s MPC series offers exactly these sweeping sounds in abundance.
BEAT Magazine Issue 208 May 2023
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