Earn money with your beats: Hip-Hop, Rap & Boom Bap Hip-Hop is more than music, Hip-Hop is culture – and an incredibly big one, which has long since outgrown the underground and, with acts like Eminem, has found a firm place at the top of the mainstream. In our feature, we not only interview the hottest acts, but also look over their shoulders as they produce and give you all the tools and tricks you need to write exquisite Raps as well as for contemporary Lo-Fi sound and classic sampling & turntablism Hip-Hop with a 12-bit aesthetic.
Free with Beat 11/23: Waves Flow Motion – you final FM synth!
For many, Electron‘s Digitone is the best modern FM synthesizer. If you‘re looking for a software alternative, there‘s no better choice than Flow Motion from Waves. The combination of FM and subtractive synthesis boasts fantastic sonic variety, and the snapshot sequencer makes it a secret weapon for sequences, making it a must-have in your plug-in folder! Get it free with BEAT mag during October.
Test: UNO Synth Pro X – Mobile synth with sequencer
The third expansion stage of the UNO Synth eliminates some criticisms of the previous models and offers a redesigned layout with more controls for intuitive control of the paraphonic analog synthesizer.
Test: TE Pocket Modular 400 – A full rack for small budgets
The compact modular system of the creative designers from Sweden has not been a great success so far, but a significant price reduction now makes the freaky yellow box much more interesting. Talking to the pro’s: Mixing & mastering in Dolby Atmos with Bob Clearmountain There is undeniably a hype surrounding Dolby Atmos at the moment. But for Bob Clearmountain, working with Atmos came naturally. For decades, Clearmountain has incorporated surround mixes into his routine and enjoyed the benefits of the format. We spoke to him about hardware requirements for mixing Atmos, the problems of working with stereo stems and how to solve the “centre channel dilemma”.
Hands-on: Rap lyrics made easy – 6 tips for better texts
Hardly any genre puts as much focus on lyrics as Hip-Hop. In addition to complex rhyme chains, exciting topics and thoughtful comparisons, the flow is also an important aspect to impress your audience. With these six tips, you can take your lyrics to the next level – promised!
Another freebie: Amiga Flashback – for Zampler and your Akai MPC
For those who have yet to experience the Amiga in all its glorious glory, understand its revolutionary influence on the origins of Techno. Its charming 14-bit sound has shaped history and still brings fresh energy to modern tracks. Are you ready to dive into the world of Amiga? We proudly present 66 crisp patches specially sampled for Hip Hop, LoFi and for the ultimate Techno & Future Bass sound!