We're currently living in the age of digital audio. eBook is an incredibly powerful tool that is essential to any music producer.

But there are so many different eBook plugins in the music production landscape, so we decided to create the ultimate list of the top eBook plugins today that will help you find the perfect fit.


Never Get Stuck Again - eBook & Audio Book

eBook by Mastering The Mix



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Never Get Stuck Again - eBook & Audio Book

A Complete Guide To Turning A Musical Idea Into A Finished Track

Finish More Tracks

Unable to understand why your track isn’t working and not sure of the next step to take? This book will give you the information you need so you Never Get Stuck Again. A single resource that you can turn to for inspiration and techniques to help you finish more tracks to a higher standard.

Chapters

Establishing A Strong Musical Idea

  • Chord Progressions 
  • Hooks & Melodies 
  • Writing For Your Audience VS Writing For Yourself 
  • Simplicity VS Complex 
  • Repetition

Structure And Arrangement

  • Structuring Your Track 
  • Arrangement 
  • Limitless Environment

Building The Instrumental

  • Where To Start 
  • Making Music 
  • Creative Momentum 
  • Recording Audio

Production Approach

  • Sound Choices & Vibe 
  • Innovate 
  • Creating Emotion 
  • Keeping It Interesting

Lyrics And Vocals

  • Choosing The Words 
  • Recording Vocals 
  • Producing A Great Vocal

Collaborators

  • Working With A Vocalist 
  • Working With Musicians 
  • Working With A Producer 
  • Working With Decision Makers

Getting A Solid Mix

  • Headroom 
  • Levels And Balance 
  • Noise Gates 
  • EQing 
  • Compression 
  • Stereo Placement 
  • Depth 
  • Creating Context 
  • The Bigger Picture 
  • Technical Details

Taking The Mix To The Next Level

  • Musical Mixing 
  • Mixing Low Frequencies Using 
  • Reference Tracks 
  • Magic Final Touches

Getting A Solid Master

  • Stereo vs Stem 
  • Fundamentals Of Mastering 
  • EQing And Shaping Your Master 
  • Using The Limiter

Taking The Master To The Next Level

  • Musical Mastering 
  • Making Sure The Master Sounds Better Than The Mix 
  • Understanding And Using Loudness Range

What You Get With Your eBook

Access to your PDF within 24 hours after purchase.

  • 124 Pages of the authors MOST valuable information. Dozens of infographics to make complicated techniques and concepts easy to understand.

6 Cheatsheets to get fast results.

  • Production Timeline / Stereo Placement Cheatsheet / Structure Cheatsheet / Deconstructing A Mix Cheatsheet / EQ Cheatsheet / Songwriting Checklist.

For producers of all standards.

  • Get the fundamental principles perfect, then learn the intricate techniques that take your sound to the next level.

Audiobook for better retention.

  • Never Get Stuck Again, read by Tom Frampton. 2 Hrs 44 Mins Audiobook (MP3 320kbps)

Free Updates For Life.

  • Purchasers will receive any future editions of Never Get Stuck Again completely free of charge.

Read Anywhere.

  • Optimised for smartphone, tablet or computer / laptop screens.

About The Author

Tom Frampton is an audio engineer with one driving goal; to help music producers get the best possible results.

The past few years have been a whirlwind for Tom. Mixing and mastering songs for thousands of clients, his plugins being used by tens of thousands and his blog read by hundreds of thousands. Every day presenting a new challenge, and a new opportunity to learn.

Hearing the music-related struggles expressed by his clients and readers has positioned Tom perfectly to uncover unique techniques and workflows to help them create better-sounding mixes.

Tom wrote this eBook to compile and share all of his most valuable information into a single resource. Having been involved at every stage of the production process in various scenarios, he found there are some approaches that work brilliantly, and some that guarantee sub-par results.

Toms approach to music production, as defined in this book, has opened the door for him to release remixes on influential labels (BMG) and work with world-renowned artists (Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Niall Horan).

Please Note: Within 24 hours of purchase, you will receive an email containing the download link for your product.



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Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Never Get Stuck Again - eBook & Audio Book

A Complete Guide To Turning A Musical Idea Into A Finished Track

Finish More Tracks

Unable to understand why your track isn’t working and not sure of the next step to take? This book will give you the information you need so you Never Get Stuck Again. A single resource that you can turn to for inspiration and techniques to help you finish more tracks to a higher standard.

Chapters

Establishing A Strong Musical Idea

  • Chord Progressions 
  • Hooks & Melodies 
  • Writing For Your Audience VS Writing For Yourself 
  • Simplicity VS Complex 
  • Repetition

Structure And Arrangement

  • Structuring Your Track 
  • Arrangement 
  • Limitless Environment

Building The Instrumental

  • Where To Start 
  • Making Music 
  • Creative Momentum 
  • Recording Audio

Production Approach

  • Sound Choices & Vibe 
  • Innovate 
  • Creating Emotion 
  • Keeping It Interesting

Lyrics And Vocals

  • Choosing The Words 
  • Recording Vocals 
  • Producing A Great Vocal

Collaborators

  • Working With A Vocalist 
  • Working With Musicians 
  • Working With A Producer 
  • Working With Decision Makers

Getting A Solid Mix

  • Headroom 
  • Levels And Balance 
  • Noise Gates 
  • EQing 
  • Compression 
  • Stereo Placement 
  • Depth 
  • Creating Context 
  • The Bigger Picture 
  • Technical Details

Taking The Mix To The Next Level

  • Musical Mixing 
  • Mixing Low Frequencies Using 
  • Reference Tracks 
  • Magic Final Touches

Getting A Solid Master

  • Stereo vs Stem 
  • Fundamentals Of Mastering 
  • EQing And Shaping Your Master 
  • Using The Limiter

Taking The Master To The Next Level

  • Musical Mastering 
  • Making Sure The Master Sounds Better Than The Mix 
  • Understanding And Using Loudness Range

What You Get With Your eBook

Access to your PDF within 24 hours after purchase.

  • 124 Pages of the authors MOST valuable information. Dozens of infographics to make complicated techniques and concepts easy to understand.

6 Cheatsheets to get fast results.

  • Production Timeline / Stereo Placement Cheatsheet / Structure Cheatsheet / Deconstructing A Mix Cheatsheet / EQ Cheatsheet / Songwriting Checklist.

For producers of all standards.

  • Get the fundamental principles perfect, then learn the intricate techniques that take your sound to the next level.

Audiobook for better retention.

  • Never Get Stuck Again, read by Tom Frampton. 2 Hrs 44 Mins Audiobook (MP3 320kbps)

Free Updates For Life.

  • Purchasers will receive any future editions of Never Get Stuck Again completely free of charge.

Read Anywhere.

  • Optimised for smartphone, tablet or computer / laptop screens.

About The Author

Tom Frampton is an audio engineer with one driving goal; to help music producers get the best possible results.

The past few years have been a whirlwind for Tom. Mixing and mastering songs for thousands of clients, his plugins being used by tens of thousands and his blog read by hundreds of thousands. Every day presenting a new challenge, and a new opportunity to learn.

Hearing the music-related struggles expressed by his clients and readers has positioned Tom perfectly to uncover unique techniques and workflows to help them create better-sounding mixes.

Tom wrote this eBook to compile and share all of his most valuable information into a single resource. Having been involved at every stage of the production process in various scenarios, he found there are some approaches that work brilliantly, and some that guarantee sub-par results.

Toms approach to music production, as defined in this book, has opened the door for him to release remixes on influential labels (BMG) and work with world-renowned artists (Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Niall Horan).

Please Note: Within 24 hours of purchase, you will receive an email containing the download link for your product.

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How Pros Make Hits - eBook

eBook by Mastering The Mix



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How Pros Make Hits

Discover the building blocks of successful songs to improve your mixing decisions.

What gives world-class producers their competitive advantage? It’s not magic or secret sauce. Every ‘trick' has a simple explanation. This eBook dissects and explains the production approaches that give hits their chart-topping sound. After reading this eBook you’ll have an extensive bank of ideas and techniques inspired by pros that will undoubtedly help you improve your productions.

Key Benefits

  • 40 super-successful songs deconstructed in 200 pages.
  • 6 Genres: Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Club, Rock, and Classic.
  • Use the production techniques to give yourself immediate and tangible results in the studio.
  • Understand the fundamental reasons a song gained success.
  • Train your ears and become a better critical listener.
  • Save thousands $£€ compared to a good music production course.
  • Free updates for life

Chapters

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. B. Mars
  • Where Are Ü Now - Jack Ü ft. J. Bieber
  • Magic - Coldplay
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
  • Light It Up - Major Lazer 
  • My My My - Troye Sivan
  • Closer - The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • All The Stars - Kendrick Lamar, SZA
  • Sicko Mode - Travis Scott
  • Still Dre - Dr Dre
  • KOD - J Cole
  • In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • God’s Plan - Drake
  • This Is America - Childish Gambino

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • One Kiss - Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
  • Sad Machine - Porter Robinson
  • Midnight City - M83
  • Andromeda - Gorrilaz
  • Never Be Like You - Flume
  • Electricity - Silk City
  • The Middle - Zedd

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Strobe - Deadmau5
  • Panic Room - Camelphat (feat Au/Ra)
  • Gecko (Overdrive) - Oliver Heldens ft. Becky Hill
  • F For You - Disclosure ft. Mary J Blige

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
  • The Pretender - Foo Fighters
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon 
  • Uprising - MUSE
  • Believer - Imagine Dragons

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Thriller - Michael Jackson
  • Back In Black - AC/DC
  • The Chain - Fleetwood Mac 
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • Shining Star - Earth Wind and Fire
  • Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics 
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

What You'll Learn

Stereo / Frequency Deconstruction

You'll learn how the mix engineers positioned the main elements in each song to create a balanced mix whilst minimising conflicting frequencies.

Components Of The Song

You'll learn how the artists and producers used instrumentation and arrangement to create an exciting song that feels like a cohesive journey.

Structure Explanations

You'll learn how structure can be used to engage your listener and maintain their interest from start to finish.

Tools and Techniques

You'll learn techniques that can be applied in your own songs that will help you get better sounding mixes.

Unique Production Approaches

You'll learn about specific approaches the artists and engineers used to create their sound. After reading this eBook you’ll have an extensive bank of ideas and techniques inspired by pros that will undoubtedly help you improve your productions.

Technical Analysis

You'll learn about the technical details of each track and how that affected the audience's experience. You can then use this information in your own productions to make sure you deliver the best listening experience every time.

About The Author

Tom Frampton is an audio engineer with one driving goal; to help music producers get the best possible results.

The past few years have been a whirlwind for Tom. Mixing and mastering songs for thousands of clients, his plugins being used by tens of thousands and his blog read by hundreds of thousands. Every day presenting a new challenge, and a new opportunity to learn.

Hearing the music-related struggles expressed by his clients and readers has positioned Tom perfectly to uncover unique techniques and workflows to help them create better-sounding mixes.

Tom wrote this eBook to compile and share all of his most valuable information into a single resource. Having been involved at every stage of the production process in various scenarios, he found there are some approaches that work brilliantly, and some that guarantee sub-par results.

Toms approach to music production, as defined in this book, has opened the door for him to release remixes on influential labels (BMG) and work with world-renowned artists (Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Niall Horan).

Please Note: Within 24 hours of purchase, you will receive an email containing the download link for your product.



Video


Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


How Pros Make Hits

Discover the building blocks of successful songs to improve your mixing decisions.

What gives world-class producers their competitive advantage? It’s not magic or secret sauce. Every ‘trick' has a simple explanation. This eBook dissects and explains the production approaches that give hits their chart-topping sound. After reading this eBook you’ll have an extensive bank of ideas and techniques inspired by pros that will undoubtedly help you improve your productions.

Key Benefits

  • 40 super-successful songs deconstructed in 200 pages.
  • 6 Genres: Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Club, Rock, and Classic.
  • Use the production techniques to give yourself immediate and tangible results in the studio.
  • Understand the fundamental reasons a song gained success.
  • Train your ears and become a better critical listener.
  • Save thousands $£€ compared to a good music production course.
  • Free updates for life

Chapters

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. B. Mars
  • Where Are Ü Now - Jack Ü ft. J. Bieber
  • Magic - Coldplay
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
  • Light It Up - Major Lazer 
  • My My My - Troye Sivan
  • Closer - The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • All The Stars - Kendrick Lamar, SZA
  • Sicko Mode - Travis Scott
  • Still Dre - Dr Dre
  • KOD - J Cole
  • In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • God’s Plan - Drake
  • This Is America - Childish Gambino

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • One Kiss - Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
  • Sad Machine - Porter Robinson
  • Midnight City - M83
  • Andromeda - Gorrilaz
  • Never Be Like You - Flume
  • Electricity - Silk City
  • The Middle - Zedd

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Strobe - Deadmau5
  • Panic Room - Camelphat (feat Au/Ra)
  • Gecko (Overdrive) - Oliver Heldens ft. Becky Hill
  • F For You - Disclosure ft. Mary J Blige

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
  • The Pretender - Foo Fighters
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon 
  • Uprising - MUSE
  • Believer - Imagine Dragons

Songs Decoded In This Chapter:

  • Thriller - Michael Jackson
  • Back In Black - AC/DC
  • The Chain - Fleetwood Mac 
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • Shining Star - Earth Wind and Fire
  • Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics 
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

What You'll Learn

Stereo / Frequency Deconstruction

You'll learn how the mix engineers positioned the main elements in each song to create a balanced mix whilst minimising conflicting frequencies.

Components Of The Song

You'll learn how the artists and producers used instrumentation and arrangement to create an exciting song that feels like a cohesive journey.

Structure Explanations

You'll learn how structure can be used to engage your listener and maintain their interest from start to finish.

Tools and Techniques

You'll learn techniques that can be applied in your own songs that will help you get better sounding mixes.

Unique Production Approaches

You'll learn about specific approaches the artists and engineers used to create their sound. After reading this eBook you’ll have an extensive bank of ideas and techniques inspired by pros that will undoubtedly help you improve your productions.

Technical Analysis

You'll learn about the technical details of each track and how that affected the audience's experience. You can then use this information in your own productions to make sure you deliver the best listening experience every time.

About The Author

Tom Frampton is an audio engineer with one driving goal; to help music producers get the best possible results.

The past few years have been a whirlwind for Tom. Mixing and mastering songs for thousands of clients, his plugins being used by tens of thousands and his blog read by hundreds of thousands. Every day presenting a new challenge, and a new opportunity to learn.

Hearing the music-related struggles expressed by his clients and readers has positioned Tom perfectly to uncover unique techniques and workflows to help them create better-sounding mixes.

Tom wrote this eBook to compile and share all of his most valuable information into a single resource. Having been involved at every stage of the production process in various scenarios, he found there are some approaches that work brilliantly, and some that guarantee sub-par results.

Toms approach to music production, as defined in this book, has opened the door for him to release remixes on influential labels (BMG) and work with world-renowned artists (Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Niall Horan).

Please Note: Within 24 hours of purchase, you will receive an email containing the download link for your product.

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Mastering The Mix eBook Bundle

eBook by Mastering The Mix



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The eBook Collection

Mastering the Mix specialise in creating faultless, engaging content that you can trust. For a limited time only, you can now get two of Mastering the Mix' very own eBooks, How the Pros Make Hits and Never Get Stuck Again. Respectively, these two books focus on dissecting the detailed elements of successful songs and guiding you through the complete process of turning a musical idea into a finished track, whilst teaching you to make the most of your new Mastering the Mix plugins along the way.

Never Get Stuck Again - eBook & Audio Book

A Complete Guide To Turning A Musical Idea Into A Finished Track

Unable to understand why your track isn’t working and not sure of the next step to take? This book will give you the information you need so you Never Get Stuck Again. A single resource that you can turn to for inspiration and techniques to help you finish more tracks to a higher standard.

Chapters

Establishing A Strong Musical Idea

  • Chord Progressions 
  • Hooks & Melodies 
  • Writing For Your Audience VS Writing For Yourself 
  • Simplicity VS Complex 
  • Repetition

Structure And Arrangement

  • Structuring Your Track 
  • Arrangement 
  • Limitless Environment

Building The Instrumental

  • Where To Start 
  • Making Music 
  • Creative Momentum 
  • Recording Audio

Production Approach

  • Sound Choices & Vibe 
  • Innovate 
  • Creating Emotion 
  • Keeping It Interesting

Lyrics And Vocals

  • Choosing The Words 
  • Recording Vocals 
  • Producing A Great Vocal

Collaborators

  • Working With A Vocalist 
  • Working With Musicians 
  • Working With A Producer 
  • Working With Decision Makers

Getting A Solid Mix

  • Headroom 
  • Levels And Balance 
  • Noise Gates 
  • EQing 
  • Compression 
  • Stereo Placement 
  • Depth 
  • Creating Context 
  • The Bigger Picture 
  • Technical Details

Taking The Mix To The Next Level

  • Musical Mixing 
  • Mixing Low Frequencies Using 
  • Reference Tracks 
  • Magic Final Touches

Getting A Solid Master

  • Stereo vs Stem 
  • Fundamentals Of Mastering 
  • EQing And Shaping Your Master 
  • Using The Limiter

Taking The Master To The Next Level

  • Musical Mastering 
  • Making Sure The Master Sounds Better Than The Mix 
  • Understanding And Using Loudness Range

Learn more about Never Get Stuck Again - eBook & Audio Book.

How Pros Make Hits - eBook

Discover the building blocks of successful songs to improve your mixing decisions.

What gives world-class producers their competitive advantage? It’s not magic or secret sauce. Every ‘trick' has a simple explanation. This eBook dissects and explains the production approaches that give hits their chart-topping sound. After reading this eBook you’ll have an extensive bank of ideas and techniques inspired by pros that will undoubtedly help you improve your productions.

Key Benefits

  • 40 super-successful songs deconstructed in 200 pages.
  • 6 Genres: Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Club, Rock, and Classic.
  • Use the production techniques to give yourself immediate and tangible results in the studio.
  • Understand the fundamental reasons a song gained success.
  • Train your ears and become a better critical listener.
  • Save thousands $£€ compared to a good music production course.
  • Free updates for life

Learn more about How Pros Make Hits - eBook.



Video


Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


The eBook Collection

Mastering the Mix specialise in creating faultless, engaging content that you can trust. For a limited time only, you can now get two of Mastering the Mix' very own eBooks, How the Pros Make Hits and Never Get Stuck Again. Respectively, these two books focus on dissecting the detailed elements of successful songs and guiding you through the complete process of turning a musical idea into a finished track, whilst teaching you to make the most of your new Mastering the Mix plugins along the way.

Never Get Stuck Again - eBook & Audio Book

A Complete Guide To Turning A Musical Idea Into A Finished Track

Unable to understand why your track isn’t working and not sure of the next step to take? This book will give you the information you need so you Never Get Stuck Again. A single resource that you can turn to for inspiration and techniques to help you finish more tracks to a higher standard.

Chapters

Establishing A Strong Musical Idea

  • Chord Progressions 
  • Hooks & Melodies 
  • Writing For Your Audience VS Writing For Yourself 
  • Simplicity VS Complex 
  • Repetition

Structure And Arrangement

  • Structuring Your Track 
  • Arrangement 
  • Limitless Environment

Building The Instrumental

  • Where To Start 
  • Making Music 
  • Creative Momentum 
  • Recording Audio

Production Approach

  • Sound Choices & Vibe 
  • Innovate 
  • Creating Emotion 
  • Keeping It Interesting

Lyrics And Vocals

  • Choosing The Words 
  • Recording Vocals 
  • Producing A Great Vocal

Collaborators

  • Working With A Vocalist 
  • Working With Musicians 
  • Working With A Producer 
  • Working With Decision Makers

Getting A Solid Mix

  • Headroom 
  • Levels And Balance 
  • Noise Gates 
  • EQing 
  • Compression 
  • Stereo Placement 
  • Depth 
  • Creating Context 
  • The Bigger Picture 
  • Technical Details

Taking The Mix To The Next Level

  • Musical Mixing 
  • Mixing Low Frequencies Using 
  • Reference Tracks 
  • Magic Final Touches

Getting A Solid Master

  • Stereo vs Stem 
  • Fundamentals Of Mastering 
  • EQing And Shaping Your Master 
  • Using The Limiter

Taking The Master To The Next Level

  • Musical Mastering 
  • Making Sure The Master Sounds Better Than The Mix 
  • Understanding And Using Loudness Range

Learn more about Never Get Stuck Again - eBook & Audio Book.

How Pros Make Hits - eBook

Discover the building blocks of successful songs to improve your mixing decisions.

What gives world-class producers their competitive advantage? It’s not magic or secret sauce. Every ‘trick' has a simple explanation. This eBook dissects and explains the production approaches that give hits their chart-topping sound. After reading this eBook you’ll have an extensive bank of ideas and techniques inspired by pros that will undoubtedly help you improve your productions.

Key Benefits

  • 40 super-successful songs deconstructed in 200 pages.
  • 6 Genres: Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Club, Rock, and Classic.
  • Use the production techniques to give yourself immediate and tangible results in the studio.
  • Understand the fundamental reasons a song gained success.
  • Train your ears and become a better critical listener.
  • Save thousands $£€ compared to a good music production course.
  • Free updates for life

Learn more about How Pros Make Hits - eBook.

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Beat Magazine #187 - August 2021

eBook by Beat



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Beat 08/21: Make Your Songs Go Viral + 23 Synths & FX for Free

Top Ten Sounds: Make your songs go viral!

Most acts on Spotify and TikTok are already well-known, but many newcomers are also taking off. The recipe for a hit is as similar as ever: a catchy melody, distinctive vocals, a gripping groove and musical hook lines. But what can be learned from the big hits - whether for underground or glossy pop? And how can you recreate the sound of the hitmakers? In a huge feature, Beat reveal the songwriting, groove and sound secrets of the hits and explain how you can reach a larger audience on streaming portals. What used to be the Top 100 music charts on MTV are now the playlists on Spotify. But how do they come about, who manages them and, above all, how do you get in? Beat Magazine's Jorin Zschiesche has the answers ...

Unrivalled sampling: Avid Pro Tools | First incl. 23 Synths & FX

Software-wise this issue comes with the unrivalled sampling workstation Pro Tools | First. In recent versions, Avid‘s DAW has transformed from an exclusive tool for professional studios to a DAW that is as powerful as it is beginner-friendly. In addition to its 23 compressors & EQs, 16 tracks and the unprecedented range of creative sampling and time-stretching tools, Pro Tools | First offers two amazing extras: the Xpand!2 workstation from AIR Music and UVI‘s PlugSound Library.

Please note: the Xpand!2 and Plugsound library versions offered here are for Pro Tools only and are not VST or AU compatible.

Rocks! Fully Modular Amp Modeling Giant: Overloud TH-U Beat Edition

Also included are Overloud TH-U Beat Edition and Dark Modular, an expansion for Zampler and MPCs, featuring sounds from the new Black System III from Erica Synths. With TH-U Beat, Overloud has created an exclusive version of the modular studio for guitar and bass sounds for Beat readers. The plug-in comes up with excellent sounding Amps and matching Cabinets, Overdrive, Chorus, Delay and Reverb pedals, as well as an EQ. This means that it plays to its strengths not only on string instruments but also on synths, drums and vocals. Thanks to the Splitter Module, even multi-band effects can be realized.

Extra-feature: Producer schools and courses

Anyone who produces music usually has several roles: composer, songwriter, mix and mastering engineer, remixer, sound designer, etc. The required know-how is correspondingly broad. To acquire this knowledge, courses and schools are of great help. The offer ranges from universal courses to DAW and genre-specific tutorials to videos that are dedicated to specific tools or topics (such as compression, equalizing or remixing). But which offers will really get you ahead? Beat helps out with concrete guides and recommendations.




Features

  • Dark Modular: 2.7 GB sounds & patterns by Erica Synths Black System III for Beat's free Zampler plugin and MPC
  • Avid Pro Tools | First incl. 23 Synths & FX + AIR Music Tech Xpand!2 workstation and UVI Plugsound Library
  • Overloud TH-U Beat Edition. Guitar and Bass modular fx suite

Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Pro Tools | First

Mac

  • Intel® or M1 Mac with macOS macOS Mojave (10.14.5), macOS Catalina (10.15.6), macOS Big Sur (11.4)
  • Intel® i5 processor or higher
  • 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
  • Minimum 1280 Horizontal Monitor Resolution
  • Internet connection for installation
  • Minimum of 15GB disk space for installation
  • USB-port, FireWire-port or Thunderbolt-port for CoreAudio-supported audio device
  • Supports Marketplace in-app purchased AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools | First
  • PACE hard disk authorization (no iLok required)

PC

  • Intel® PC with Windows 10 (build 21H1 only)
  • Note: Windows 8.1 and previous are no longer tested or supported with Pro Tools First
  • Intel® i5 processor or higher
  • 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
  • Minimum 1280 Horizontal Monitor Resolution
  • Internet connection for installation
  • Minimum of 15GB disk space for installation
  • USB-port or FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device OR install ASIO4ALL to use Pro Tools First with your PC's built-in audio I/O
  • Supports Marketplace in-app purchased AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools | First
  • PACE hard disk authorization (no iLok required)

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Beat Magazine #189 - October 2021

eBook by Beat



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Beat 10/21: Better Vocals with 5 GB library + 6 Mastering plugins

Better Vocals - Real Expression Out of the Box

No musical element plays as much of an important role in the recognition value and success of a song as the vocals. In our latest issue, we show how to create great-sounding vocal recordings and which tools are recommended for a professional and punchy sound. In addition, you‘ll learn how to find original vocals even without a singer and how to put them in the limelight. And let’s not forget the 5 GB library with loads of vocals for instant use.

Tubes & Tape Bundle for Mix & Mastering

Six effect processors for mixing and mastering are waiting for you in the Tubes & Tape Bundle! Look forward to two virtual preamps and a dynamics processor with charming tube sound from Analog Obsession, as well as an excellent emulation of the legendary Pultec equalizer. No less top-class is the replica of the Urei 1176 Limiting Amplifier and the flexible Vice One compressor.

Win Synths worth €1,800 with the official SUPERBOOTH21 Guide!

Hooray, we’ve teamed up with Akai, BabyAudio, Doepfer, Novation and u-he to extend your studio with some of the most innovative gear that is around! What you have to do to take part is simple: Read the brochure contained in the magazine, visit our giveaway website, answer a question and off you go. That’s all. We wish you good luck!

In Review: Behringer RD-9, Fantom 6 v2.5, Korg Collection 3 and many more...

It took almost three years for Behringer‘s homage to the techno classic Roland TR-909 to make it from the announcement via various prototypes to series production. By comparison, the TR-808 replica called RD-8, announced only a little earlier, has already been available for two years and appears in parallel to the RD-9 already in the improved second edition. We tested one of the first delivered models to see if it was worth the wait.

You can’t get more Moog: Tracktion RetroMod Fat

The name Moog stands like no other for the unbridled power, dynamics and diversity of analog synthesizer sounds - not least of all thanks to the legendary Minimoog, as well as the Voyager, Sub 37 and Minitaur. Tracktion RetroMod FAT brings this punchy and multi-faceted sound to your DAW, including crisp basses and assertive leads in addition to pads and much more.



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Tracktion RetroMod Fat

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or Later (32 & 64-bit)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor
  • 2GB RAM (8GB Recommended)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor
  • 2GB RAM (8GB Recommended)

Linux

  • Tested on Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz Processor
  • 2GB RAM (8GB Recommended)

OS Compatibility



Beat Magazine #183 - Hip-Hop

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Beat #183: Trap & Hip-Hop + Moog Taurus emulation for free!

This issue comes with a full version of the Moog Taurus emulation Syntronik Bully from IK Multimedia, as well as our very own Halls Of Fame 3 Studio reverb with 1 GB of unique impulse responses. Plus our latest SYNTHIA expansion, bringing 50 patches of the iconic EMS Synthi and VCS3 to your for Zampler and Akai MPC.

Altogether 11 GB of samples, tools, effects and instruments.

Preview

Get the Moog Taurus emulation Bully for free with Beat 4/21. Our Trap & Hip-Hop guide brings all the tools and tricks you need for Trap as well as classic sampling & turntablism Hip-Hop with 12-bit aesthetics.

Trap & Hip-Hop

While hip-hop and electro were initially two parallel universes, they have long been inseparable and trap is just one of many symbiotic relationships of the two. Stars like Drake, Eminem or Alison Wonderland show more than clearly how well the fusion of both worlds works. In the big feature, Beat does not only have hip-hop acts in an interview but also look over their shoulders as they produce and give you all the tools and tricks you need for contemporary Trap as well as classic sampling & turntablism Hip-Hop with 12-bit aesthetics.

Moog Taurus Emulation: Syntronik Bully

No question, in a list of the best bass synthesizers, the Moog Taurus shouldn‘t be missing! For Syntronik Bully, IK Multimedia has sampled the enormously powerful sound of all three variants of the legendary bass pedal in detail and prepared it as an inspiring sampled instrument. Among other things, Bully comes with four layers, a smart arpeggiator and step sequencer as well as high-quality effects.

Also on Board: Halls Of Fame 3 Studio Convolution Reverb

The reverb effects from Lexicon, Bricasti, EMT and TC Electronic enjoy cult status and are at home in all professional studios. In the special edition Halls Of Fame 3 Studio, Beat and Best Service combine the sounds of the best reverbs of the last 40 years in a powerful plug-in for VST and AU, with over 1 GB of high-quality and exclusive impulse responses. This convolution reverb processor allows flexible adjustment of reverb parameters.

For free: Mastering eBook

Mastering is essential to give your productions a professional finishing touch. While a few years ago this required wickedly expensive analog hardware, today you can also achieve high-quality results with plug-ins and the appropriate know-how. In this free eBook, you‘ll learn how to give your tracks a balanced, powerful sound and competitive loudness, step-by-step, without sacrificing dynamics.

Interviews: Jeff Mills aka The Paradox, Louisahhh, Fraser T. Smith, Quarion

Techno icon Jeff Mills and keyboarder Jean-Phi Dary met while recording with legendary drummer Tony Allen. Now, they‘re back with their first album as a duo: „Counter Active“, a tour de force of jazz, techno and even classical influences. Improvisation is not so much a technique here, but a state of mind: Once the moment has passed, it really is gone forever.

Various media have already described the Paris-based New Yorker Louisahhh as the “queen of techno”. After various singles, on her current debut album “The Practice Of Freedom” she proves to be a crossover artist between techno, industrial, punk and rock. And the title is quite programmatic because she is openly committed to female power, sex positivity, spirituality and self-acceptance. Beat spoke to her and her producer Vice Cooler.

Lots of reviews and workshops!

Beat tested the new hardware Modal Cobalt8, Behringer System 100, the Pro Tools Carbon deluxe audio interface, Eventide Blackhole Pedal, the DJ mixers Rane Seventy Two mkII and Pioneer DJM-S11, as well as the Oberheim emulation G-Force OB-E, Arturia Modulation FX and many more.



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Syntronik Bully

Mac

  • macOS 10.10 or Later (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Intel Core i5 suggested)
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested)
  • AU, VST3, AAX

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Intel Core i5 suggested)
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested)
  • VST3, AAX

Halls Of Fame 3

Mac

  • macOS 10.9.5 or Later (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core CPU
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested)
  • AU, VST2, VST3, AAX (requires Pro Tools 11+)

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core CPU
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested)
  • VST2, VST3, AAX (requires Pro Tools 11+)

OS Compatibility



Beat Magazine #192 - January 2022

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Beat 01/22: TOTAL DRUMS - This is how strong beats succeed

Drums are the foundation of almost every production, regardless of language, music style or trends. But how do you create a drum sound that is as fat as possible and what do you have to consider when recording acoustic drums? How do you balance the mix and how do you achieve a particularly fat drum sound? And which sound generators and effects turn out to be an insider tip for beat production? This issue of Beat Magazine provides the answers to these and many other questions about drums.

Free with Beat 01/22: Analog Techno Drums - Fat beats for Electro & more

Whether it‘s Electro, Techno, Acid or Minimal, every genre of club music thrives on powerful and crisp drums. This month‘s software highlight, Analog Techno Drums comes with 1,056 drum sounds and matching synths. The perfect complement is the two MPC expansions, Melodic Horizon and Sound Mob for AKAI‘s MPC hardware and the free software MPC Beats. These offer multi-faceted melodic sounds for R&B, Hip Hop and more. Get inspired!

For Zampler & Akai MPCs: 109 brutal basses and leads for D&B, Future Bass & EDM

Whether it‘s House, Future Bass, EDM or Drum & Bass, the low end has to be powerful and defined or the whole track won‘t pop! So it stands to reason that Beat would provide you with a concentrated load of bass. These are no bread-and-butter sounds that you already have in your collection, but 70 powerful and contemporary, punchy low-end sounds plus 39 hybrids that can be used as leads as well as basses. Also perfect for Bigroom House and Trance!



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Value For Money

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General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Beat 01/22: TOTAL DRUMS - This is how strong beats succeed

Drums are the foundation of almost every production, regardless of language, music style or trends. But how do you create a drum sound that is as fat as possible and what do you have to consider when recording acoustic drums? How do you balance the mix and how do you achieve a particularly fat drum sound? And which sound generators and effects turn out to be an insider tip for beat production? This issue of Beat Magazine provides the answers to these and many other questions about drums.

Free with Beat 01/22: Analog Techno Drums - Fat beats for Electro & more

Whether it‘s Electro, Techno, Acid or Minimal, every genre of club music thrives on powerful and crisp drums. This month‘s software highlight, Analog Techno Drums comes with 1,056 drum sounds and matching synths. The perfect complement is the two MPC expansions, Melodic Horizon and Sound Mob for AKAI‘s MPC hardware and the free software MPC Beats. These offer multi-faceted melodic sounds for R&B, Hip Hop and more. Get inspired!

For Zampler & Akai MPCs: 109 brutal basses and leads for D&B, Future Bass & EDM

Whether it‘s House, Future Bass, EDM or Drum & Bass, the low end has to be powerful and defined or the whole track won‘t pop! So it stands to reason that Beat would provide you with a concentrated load of bass. These are no bread-and-butter sounds that you already have in your collection, but 70 powerful and contemporary, punchy low-end sounds plus 39 hybrids that can be used as leads as well as basses. Also perfect for Bigroom House and Trance!

OS Compatibility