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Waves Element 2 for free, studio report with Alex Niggemann: Beat International is here

It’s here! We finally released an English edition of Beat Magazine, hooray! Our "baby“ includes 116 pages of reviews on hard- and software, hands-on tutorials, interviews, plus 8.5 GB of plugins and samples, including a full version of Waves Element 2. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Get your copy at Zinio.

The Total Synths feature

One thing is for sure: There was no better time for being a fan of synthesizer than today: Every month, exciting new models are released in all shapes and colors and in every price range. Whether you are planning your entry into the world of hardware synthesizers or want to expand your existing arsenal of sound generators with the help of a specialist: On the following pages, we would like to help you to find the right tool for your individual requirements and desired sound.

Sneak peak into the issue

Blurring the border between house and techno, Alex Niggemann’s fearless mode of production includes an unquenchable thirst for innovation. Danny Turner discusses technique and his quest to create human-sounding rhythms.

We also had a talk with Simina Grigoriu: Nirvana is her favorite band and she played the violin when she was a kid. But Simina Grigoriu revels the driving, ecstatic side of electronic club music in her productions and DJ sets. Tobias Fischer interviewed her about political activism, Edith Piaf in techno sets and about how not to overthink while DJing.

Including huge SuperBooth20 feature

The popular fair for electronic musical instruments and music unfortunately had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the corona crisis. The event organizers of SuperBooth made a virtue of necessity and organized a highly successful virtual fair, giving exhibitors and performers the opportunity to present their latest products and creative live shows as a stream. In our large english special we present the synth highlights of the virtual fair and give you helpful tips in terms of workshops to enter the world of modular synthesizers.

This months’ software highlights

As usual, you will find a multi-faceted range of exciting plug-ins, sounds and samples on our magazine DVD. With our highlight, the intuitive synthesizer Waves Element 2, you'll be perfectly prepared for classic analog sounds as well as modern sounds. Another highlight is the powerful mixing and mastering tool T-RackS ONE from IK Multimedia. You can also look forward to a beat-exclusive package from W.A. Production with construction kits, samples and presets, as well as the inspiring Quarantine Kit by DJ Jon Sine. Fresh and exciting sounds for friends of analog sounds is on board in form of samples of the Korg MS-50 and selected Vermona synthesizers.

The latest reviews

Moog Matriarch is the new flagship of the Mother series, offering uncompromising old-school analog sound. The semi-modular analog synthesizer features four oscillators that allow for paraphonic playing and also features a powerful dual filter. Is this enough to be the mother of all synths?

Get your copy of Beat International

The first Beat International issue has just been released at Zinio. Get your copy here.

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