MusicTech Issue 131 – Get Perfect Beats

The new issue of MusicTech magazine is on sale now and this month we’re exploring how to source, program and mix great electronic beats!

This month’s MusicTech magazine includes


Get Perfect Beats – The electronic side of beat-making: from sourcing sounds to programming different genres

Tutorials – How to be a Power User – Part 6 in Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Reason, Cubase

Reviews – This month we cover the Yamaha MOXF, BFA Zodiac, Focusrite Red 1 500, Warm Audio TB12 and Unity Audio’s Rock IIs

How to Produce Techno – Liam O’Mullane gets you started on composing in this vibrant tech-based genre.

The Ultimate Guide to Ribbon Mics Part 2 – The more expensive and vintage options

Si Begg Interview – Balancing sound design with creative composition


Brian Eno – The story behind the classic album Another Green World


On the DVD

From acid synth loops and trance MIDI melodies to drum breaks and percussion, there’s plenty to explore on this month’s disc. You’ll also find pro tips on Maschine 2.0, tutorials on Logic and Live, plus the latest demos, promo videos and more…

Acid Bass & Synth Loops 

Fans of acid, techno and electro rejoice –we’ve got you a fantastic pack of finely crafted SH-101 acid loops courtesy of producer Richard James. Comprising 70 different riffs covering everything from squelchy basses to bleeping leads and arps, both dry and effected versions are included to give you maximum flexibility. The dry versions are all two bars in length and recorded in mono, blistering with the beautiful raw analogue sound of the classic Roland synth. And for the more demanding, the effected loops are four bars long and in stereo, with a massive array of high-tech effects offering up a more complex and evolving flavour.

Epic Trance MIDI Melodies 

Main room trance has never been afraid of its epic melodies and fast-paced musical progressions in an effort to create the perfect euphoric hands-in-the-air moment – and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this month’s pack from Equinox Sounds. There are 40 MIDI files in total, inspired by trance legends such as Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten and more. We recommend you fire up your favourite synth, load in a few of these melodies and get tweaking.

Vinyl Breaks, Found Percussion and More 

Another bumper collection of treats from Loopmasters! First up are crunchy drum loops from Atmospheric Vinyl Breaks and found-sound grooves from Junkyard Percussion 2. For electronic fans there are samples courtesy of Eat Static Static Sounds, plus synths/beats from Dale Anderson Deep and Dirty Tech House. Finally, full-on dubstep beats and basses from Dubstep Therapy, and D&B sounds from Nu Logic Drum and Bass Vol9.

And much much more!

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